PhillyVoice published a feature story on Patrick Flynn, Government Affairs specialist at Independence Blue Cross (Independence), who was invited to accompany U.S. Rep Madeleine Dean from Montgomery County to the State of the Union Address. Flynn is an advocate for ending addiction stigma and started a support group at Independence. An extension of the Someone You Know campaign, the group aims to provide employees a space to share how addiction has personally impacted them.
“That was the genesis and the passion behind starting the Someone You Know associate group,” Flynn said. “I want to take it to where any individual who is working for [Independence], who is dealing with this in any way, can feel comfortable enough to come forward to join this group and talk about it.”