CHICAGO and TAMPA, Fla., March 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Harmony Health Plan, Inc., a WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) company, announced today that it was recognized with a "Pearls of Wisdom" award by Praize Productions, Inc. (PPI) in recognition of Harmony's contributions to the health and well-being of women in Chicago.
PPI is a six-year-old not-for-profit organization focused on arts enrichment infused with education and social programming for people of all ages, backgrounds and experiences. PPI mentors and teaches children in Chicago's inner city about the arts, provides professional training at affordable rates and offers mentorship and professional performance opportunities.
The Pearls of Wisdom award recognizes individuals who are doing incredible things in health and science, entertainment, education and entrepreneurship. In 2016, Harmony launched the EmPowerHer. EmPowerMe. EmPower Us. community-based initiative, designed to meet women where they are with the information they need to lead better, healthier lives.
"Harmony has made an intentional effort to acknowledge, encourage and provide opportunities for women throughout Cook County to live better, healthier lives through the EmPowerHer campaign," said Enneressa 'Reesie' Davis, producer/director and founder of PPI. "It has been a tremendous catalyst for positive change in the community, while keeping women and their needs front and center."
"Women do so much for their families and their communities, but it is often difficult for them to take a step back to manage their own health needs, and that is the focus of the EmPowerHer health initiative," said David Reynolds, Harmony acting president and WellCare north division senior vice president. "This award inspires the entire team at Harmony to continue our work with partners like Praize Productions, so that we can amplify our message of health, wellness and preventive care to the communities and members we serve."
The award was presented during the PPI "The Issues of Women" performance on March 25.
The closing performance of the evening entitled "I AM," produced by PPI, honors women and the impact of the work from Harmony's EmPowerHer. EmPowerMe. EmPowerUs. campaign.
As of Dec. 31, 2016, WellCare and Harmony Health Plan serve approximately 209,000 members in Illinois, including 166,000 Medicaid members, 16,000 Medicare Advantage plan members and 27,000 Medicare Prescription Drug Plan members.
About WellCare Health Plans, Inc.
Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) focuses exclusively on providing government-sponsored managed care services, primarily through Medicaid, Medicare Advantage and Medicare Prescription Drug Plans, to families, children, seniors and individuals with complex medical needs. WellCare serves approximately 3.9 million members nationwide as of Dec. 31, 2016. For more information about WellCare, please visit the company's website at www.wellcare.com or view the company's videos at https://www.youtube.com/user/WellCareHealthPlan.
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SOURCE WellCare Health Plans, Inc.