Providence Journal: Housing again takes health care center stage

Confirming the importance of zip code to well-being, Blue Cross/Blue Shield to support five community organizations

PROVIDENCE — In yet another indication that where one lives has a profound influence on individual and collective health, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, the state's largest insurer, is awarding a total of $200,000 to five housing-related organizations.

“Extensive research shows that housing is a crucial factor influencing not only health outcomes, but also, significantly, school performance,” Blue Cross president and CEO Kim Keck said in announcing the grants.

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