Nomination applications for the Florida Blue Foundation 2024 Sapphire Awards competition are now open! The deadline to submit an application is 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on September 26, 2023.

The 2024 Sapphire Awards will honor outstanding programs, organizations, and individuals that excel at one or more of the following:

  1. Focus at a hyper-local level on improving physical health, mental well-being, or access to health care and/or health care services.
  2. Build cross-sectional collaborations and partnerships at the local level to help achieve goals and outcomes that improve either the physical health or mental well-being of the residents of local communities.
  3. Leverage local resources and relationships to impact and amplify long-lasting change within communities by improving access to health and/or health care services.
  4. Create innovative solutions that both address local health-related issues and may be successfully replicated in other communities.
  5. Demonstrate clear and impactful results in improved access to health care and/or health outcomes.
  6. Focus on one or more of the three priority areas of the Foundation – Health Equity, Mental Well-being, or Food Security.

The Sapphire Award Nomination Application Clarification Webinar is available to view at your convenience.

Learn more and access the online application portal.

Questions can be directed to the Florida Blue Foundation email box.            

We hope to see you at the Florida Blue Foundation 2024 Community Health Symposium and Sapphire Awards, taking place April 3-4 at the Hyatt Regency Orlando. We will continue to share news about #FLBlueSapphire via our Florida Blue Foundation eNewsletter.

Thank you for all you do to support the health and well-being of our community.


Tony Jenkins

Market President, Central Florida Region