Anti-Bullying Message Will Be Shared with Mathews-Dickey Summer Campers

Centene Corporation and Home State Health Plan Help Students Combat Bullying

On Thursday, July 31st at 12:30 p.m., over 100 elementary-aged students attending the Mathews-Dickey Boys' & Girls' Club Summer Camp will participate in an Anti-Bullying Rally presented by Centene Corporation and its subsidiary, Home State Health Plan.

This event is part of Centene, Cenpatico and Children's National Health System's national initiative to prevent bullying among school-aged children. The "No Bullying Zone" event will feature award-winning children's author Michelle Bain reading a new anti-bullying book called Splotch the Madpole, which was co-authored with Centene, Cenpatico and anti-bullying expert Dr. Joseph Wright of Children's National Health System.

The event will also feature a performance by St. Louis recording artist Jamie "King James" Dennis as well as an anti-bullying "graffiti wall" where children will write positive messages about themselves and their friends. This national initiative was launched during National Anti-bullying Awareness Month in October 2013 and aims to educate students, teachers and parents on how to prevent, identify and appropriately intervene when bullying threatens school-aged children.

At the event, the following individuals will be available for interviews: Dr. Bernard Shore, Chief Medical Director for Home State Health Plan; Martin Luther Mathews, President, CEO & Co-Founder of Mathews-Dickey Boys' & Girls' Club; and author Michelle Bain.

WHAT:

"No Bullying Zone" Event featuring book reading, musical performance and anti-graffiti wall signing



WHO:

 Martin Luther Mathews, President, CEO & Co-Founder of Mathews-Dickey Boys' & Girls' Club; Dr. Bernard Shore, Chief Medical Director Home State Health Plan; author Michelle Bain and recording artist Jamie "King James" Dennis.     



WHEN:

Thursday, July 31st  


Assembly: 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.



WHERE:

Mathews-Dickey Boys' & Girls' Club


4245 N. Kingshighway Blvd.


St. Louis, MO 63115

About Centene Corporation

Centene Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, is a leading multi-line healthcare enterprise that provides programs and related services to the rising number of under-insured and uninsured individuals. Many receive benefits provided under Medicaid, including the State Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), as well as Aged, Blind or Disabled (ABD), Foster Care and Long-term Care (LTC), in addition to other state-sponsored/hybrid programs, and Medicare (Special Needs Plans). The Company operates local health plans and offers a range of health insurance solutions. It also contracts with other healthcare and commercial organizations to provide specialty services including behavioral health, care management software, correctional systems healthcare, in-home health services, life and health management, managed vision, pharmacy benefits management, specialty pharmacy and telehealth services.

About Home State Health Plan

Home State Health Plan™ (Home State) is a Managed Care Organization (MCO) contracted to provide services to MO HealthNet Managed Care beneficiaries in Missouri. Home State is a subsidiary of Centene Corporation (Centene), in partnership with Missouri Primary Care Association (MPCA) and participating Community Health Centers. Information regarding Home State is available via the Internet at www.homestatehealth.com.

About Mathews-Dickey

Mathews-Dickey Boys' & Girls' Club is a 501 (c)(3) United Way member agency that provides educational enrichment, cultural arts & health, sports & recreation and summer day camp programming for thousands of St. Louis area young men and women, ages 5 to 18.

Contacts:

Sandy McBride

Adella Jones 


Centene Corporation

Home State Health Plan


(314) 725-4477

(636) 534-4611





Bill Fronczak



Mathews-Dickey Boys' & Girls' Club



(314) 679-5228


/PRNewswire -- July 30, 2014/

SOURCE Centene Corporation