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Here you will find the latest alerts to keep you informed.


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5 healthy changes that can save your life

June 2019, Men are more likely to die from preventable causes, yet over 18% of men in the U.S. haven’t had a health care visit within the past year. This Men’s Health Month, we encourage your employees to take charge of their health.

7 traits that may increase skin cancer risk

7 traits that may increase skin cancer risk

May 2019, Certain personal traits, like hair color, increase your risk for skin cancer. This Melanoma and Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month, make sure your employees know what puts them at risk.

6 early signs of autism

6 early signs of autism

April 2019, Autism tends to run in families. Research has shown that diagnosis and high-quality intervention at an early age can improve communication. We encourage your employees to learn the signs of autism and take action early, if needed.

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3 things to know about colon cancer

March 2019, As your employees age, their risk for getting colon cancer rises. Taking preventive care measures, like getting routine screenings starting at age 50, is important. See what else your employees can do to lower their risk.

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5 things to know about cervical health

January 2019, Cervical cancer typically has no symptoms. That’s why regular cervical cancer screenings, education and vaccination are key to prevention. Learn the top five things to know about cervical health, including what to do if you or your employees are concerned about it.

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Stay healthy during flu season

December 2018, Nearly 350 flu-related deaths took place in San Diego County this past flu season, according to the Health and Human Services Agency. We encourage your employees to take preventive steps to protect themselves, their families and their co-workers from getting sick.

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Raise awareness this month on diabetes

November 2, 2018, Prediabetes affects 84 million Americans, but only 10 percent of them know they have it. If you or your employees have prediabetes, resources are available. Learn how you can help prevent or delay Type 2 diabetes and other serious health issues.

Suicide prevention awareness

Raise awareness this month on breast cancer

October 1, 2018, Breast cancer is the most common cancer for women in the U.S. besides skin cancer. This National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, make sure your employees know the signs and how to work with their health care providers to get the right screenings.

Suicide prevention awareness

Raise awareness this month on suicide prevention

September 7, 2018, Sept. 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day. Getting help for mental health concerns is key to preventing suicide. See what you can do to help a loved one who is struggling – or if you’re going through a rough time, learn how to get the care you need.

Immunization awareness

Raise awareness this month on immunizations

August 6, 2018, Every year, childhood vaccinations prevent over 10 million cases of infectious illness in the U.S. But for adults, some vaccines can wear off and make us vulnerable to getting sick. Make sure your employees know how they can build their immunity. 

Hepatitis awareness

Raise awareness this month on hepatitis

July 23, 2018, July 28 is World Hepatitis Day. Nearly 5 million Americans may be infected with hepatitis B or C, but most are unaware they have it. Make sure you and your employees know the facts about the global hepatitis epidemic.

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Enhancements to Customer Care lines

July 11, 2018, Your employees deserve to get the information they need, when they need it. That’s why we’ve introduced new enhancements to our Customer Care lines, including member authentication and greater self-service tools.

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What goes into being the highest member-rated health plan?

July 3, 2018, We’re one of the best health plans in California, thanks to you and your employees. Take a look at how Sharp Health Plan works every day to deliver high-quality coverage and nationally recognized care.

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Recent Sharp awards

June 21, 2018, Two Sharp hospitals were the only facilities in the San Diego region to achieve A grades in the latest safety report from the Leapfrog Group. Get details on the report, and take a look at other recent achievements from the Sharp delivery system.

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Raise awareness on men's health

June 1, 2018, Three out of 4 men in the U.S. are overweight or obese, yet many men do not see their doctors for regular checkups. In honor of National Men’s Health Week, consider sharing this article with your employees, with a reminder to plan their next preventive care visit.

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Raise awareness on melanoma

May 1, 2018, Employee picnics, softball games, or just another workday in the sun. Make sure your employees know about the risks of developing melanoma and other skin cancers. Protection from ultraviolet radiation is important all year long.