Centene Corporation and Home State Health Plan to Host Anti-bullying Event at Ames-VPA Elementary School

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On Friday, March 7th, Centene Corporation and Home State Health Plan will host an anti-bullying event at Ames-VPA Elementary School in St. Louis. Home State Health Plan is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Centene Corporation.

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 renowned 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 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: Mary Mason, M.D., Senior Vice President & Chief Medical Officer for Centene; Shannon Bagley, President and CEO of Home State Health Plan; and Javeeta Prince-Parks, School Principal of Ames-VPA Elementary.


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


Javeeta Prince-Parks, School Principal of Ames-VPA Elementary; Ames-VPA Elementary students, parents and teachers;Shannon Bagley, President and CEO of Home State Health Plan; author Michelle Bain and recording artist Jamie "King James" Dennis.           


Friday, March 7th

Assembly: 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.


Ames-VPA Elementary School

2900 Hadley Street

St. Louis, MO 63107

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.


Sandy McBride

Centene Corporation

(314) 725-4477

Adella Jones

Home State Health Plan

(636) 534-4611

/PRNewswire -- March 5, 2014/

SOURCE Centene Corporation