Tufts Health Plan hosts 1,400 Rhode Island high school runners, students show off school spirit
High School Inspirational 3k, held in partnership with CVS Caremark Downtown 5k, helps inspire students to live healthy lives
Providence, RI – On Sunday, September 22 roughly 1,400 high school students from Rhode Island participated in the 5th Annual Tufts Health Plan High School Inspirational 3k. The event encouraged student-athletes to show off their school spirit by wearing creative and fun costumes, followed by a 3k run in downtown Providence.
The Tufts Health Plan High School Inspirational 3k occurred as part of the CVS Caremark Downtown 5k, Rhode Island’s largest road race.
“Tufts Health Plan is committed to improving the health and wellness of our community, and we know that embracing healthy habits at an early age is key to life-long wellness,” said Brian Pagliaro, senior vice president of sales, marketing and client services at Tufts Health Plan. “We’re thrilled to host this fun event with local student-athletes to celebrate just that.”
Inspirational 3k runners included dozens of high school track and cross-country teams who raced in creative school spirit costumes, showing that living healthy lifestyles can be fun. North Kingstown High School students, who raced in coordinating construction-themed attire, stood out to the judges and won this year’s spirit contest. The team was awarded $750 for new track uniforms.
Additional team themes included New England Patriots, zombies, superheroes, Miss America, Wizard of Oz, Retro Runners and more. All participants received a complimentary stopwatch, t-shirt, bag and were made eligible for ten random drawings for a $500 grant from Tufts Health Plan.
About Tufts Health Plan
Tufts Health Plan is a nonprofit organization nationally recognized for its commitment to providing innovative, high-quality health care coverage. The plan offers members and employers an array of health management programs, which support evidence-based approaches to health and wellness.
Tufts Health Plan is one of the few health insurers in Massachusetts to participate in the commercial, Medicare and Medicaid/subsidized markets, offering coverage across the life span regardless of age or circumstance. Its HMO and PPO plans are continually ranked in the top 10 of insurance plans across the country by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)*. Its Tufts Medicare Preferred HMO earned a 4.5 star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for 2013.
Network Health, a subsidiary of Tufts Health Plan, is ranked third in the country for Medicaid plans**.
Tufts Health Plan recently became the first health plan in the Northeast, and one of only 20 health care organizations in the United States, to receive the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Wellness & Health Promotion (WHP) Accreditation.
Headquartered in Massachusetts, Tufts Health Plan also serves members in Rhode Island. Visit us at www.tuftshealthplan.com.
* NCQA’s Health Insurance Plan Rankings 2013-2014 – Private
**NCQA’s Health Insurance Plan Rankings 2013-2014 – Medicaid