Peach State Health Plan Hosts Anti Bullying Awareness Event at Browns Mill Elementary School

ATLANTA--()--Peach State Health Plan hosted an anti bullying awareness event at Browns Mill Elementary School in Lithonia, Ga. The event aimed to educate students, teachers and parents on how to prevent, identify and appropriately intervene when bullying threatens school-aged children.

“Given the always significant and sometimes devastating impact of bullying on the lives of victims, we want to raise awareness about the dangers of bullying and the impact it can have on children”

Renowned children’s author Michelle Bain read from her new anti bullying book, Splotch the Madpole Does a Whole Lot of Bullying. The event also featured a “graffiti wall” where more than 450 students wrote positive messages about themselves and their friends.

“The students at Browns Mill Elementary were wonderfully enthusiastic. Peach State Health Plan supports important initiatives like this that enrich the lives of children throughout Georgia,” said Patrick Healy, President and Chief Executive Officer, Peach State Health Plan.

“Given the always significant and sometimes devastating impact of bullying on the lives of victims, we want to raise awareness about the dangers of bullying and the impact it can have on children,” added Mr. Healy.

The event is part of a national initiative launched by Centene Corporation, Cenpatico and Children’s National Health System in October 2013 during Anti-bullying Awareness Month. Peach State is a wholly owned subsidiary of Centene Corporation.

To download an infographic highlighting statistics on the dangers of bullying and its impact on school-aged children, visit www.pshpgeorgia.com. The infographics are available in both English and Spanish.

About Peach State Health Plan

Peach State Health Plan (Peach State) is a Care Management Organization that serves the Medicaid and PeachCare for Kids® population in partnership with Georgia Families. Peach State is a wholly owned subsidiary of Centene Corporation, a leading multi-line healthcare enterprise offering both core Medicaid and specialty services. For more information visit www.pshp.com.

About Centene Corporation

Centene Corporation, a Fortune 500 company is a leading multi-line healthcare enterprise that provides programs and related services to the rising number of under-insured and uninsured individuals. Many receive benefits provided under Medicaid, including the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), as well as Aged, Blind or Disabled (ABD), Foster Care, long-term care, other state-sponsored programs and Medicare (Special Needs Plans). Centene’s CeltiCare subsidiary offers states unique “exchange-based” and other cost-effective coverage solutions for low-income populations. The Company operates local health plans and offers a range of health insurance solutions. It also contracts with other healthcare and commercial organizations to provide specialty services including behavioral health, life and health management, managed vision, telehealth services, and pharmacy benefits management. For more information visit www.centene.com.

Contacts

For Peach State Health Plan
Roland B. Alonzi 404-876-2875
ralonzi@daltonagency.com
or
Myisha Chapman, 404-876-2211
mchapman@daltonagency.com

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