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Independence Blue Cross Executive featured in Urban Affairs Coalition panel

Steve Fera wearing a navy suit jacket, white shirt, and blue tie with square pattern. An American flag pin adorns his lapel.

Steve Fera, executive vice president of Public Affairs at Independence Blue Cross (Independence) participated in a virtual panel discussion hosted by the Urban Affairs Coalition on March 16.

The panel brought local public health leaders together to discuss issues impacting community health in Philadelphia. Fera shared statistics to show how African Americans are disproportionately impacted by the pandemic, have lower life expectancy rates, more severe maternal health risks, and higher rates of overdoses. He shared Independence’s strong belief that partnerships are fuel for change.

Read the event summary and more from The Philadelphia Tribune here.