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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois Announces Campaign to Address Childhood Obesity
Date:3/20/2008

s that data, including height and weight, be recorded by physicians on the Certificate of Child Health Examination Form and submitted to schools before children enter kindergarten, sixth, and ninth grades. The state legislature mandated that these data be reported to the Illinois State Board of Education and the Illinois Department of Public Health. To this end, BCBSIL has provided an additional $38,000 in funding to CLOCC for a summit designed to advance development of a database into which data from the form can be entered. The aggregate data would be used to establish a baseline and help track the progress of state-based initiatives over time.

With more than 7 million members, BCBSIL, a division of Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC), a Mutual Legal Reserve Company, is the largest health insurance company in Illinois. Started in 1936, BCBSIL is committed to promoting the health and wellness of its members and its communities through accessible, cost-effective, quality health care. BCBSIL is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.


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