Health care is local — your health plan can be too

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

National Immunization Awareness Month

You may not realize you need vaccines throughout your adult life

August 2019 — Most people have received the vaccines they needed as a child. But, the protection from some vaccines can wear off through adulthood. Here are three important reasons for your employees to get vaccinated.


 

World Hepatitis Day is July 28

Hepatitis often shows no symptoms

July 2019 — Millions of Americans live with a disease that can endanger their lives, yet most don’t even know they have it. In observance of World Hepatitis Day, we encourage your employees to get educated, and help stop this silent killer.

 

 

man drinking water after workout

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.



 

things to know about colon cancer

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.




 

cervical health awareness

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.


 

flu prevention

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.


 

diabetes awareness

Raise awareness this month on diabetes

November 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.


 

Breast cancer awareness

Raise awareness this month on breast cancer

October 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 2018 — September 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.