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Sutter Health Plus Sponsors the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Initiative to Support Heart Health

Posted by on Feb 3, 2017 in Community

February marks American Heart Month, a time to take action to end heart disease and stroke. Sutter Health Plus proudly sponsors the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Initiative, starting with Heart Month & Wear Red Day on Feb. 3, 2017.

“Heart disease is a devastating disease affecting millions of Americans,” says Monica Majors, vice president of Strategic Sales and Marketing at Sutter Health Plus. “In 2017, we’re a proud sponsor of the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Initiative to help prevent heart disease and stroke.” Read More

Sutter Health Plus Supports Nonprofit Organizations in Underserved Communities

Posted by on Dec 19, 2016 in Community, Health and Wellness

Donation to St. Hope Academy. Left to right: Jake Mossawir; Georgia West; Stephanie Walton; Tracy Messineo

As a local not-for-profit HMO, Sutter Health Plus supports the overall health and wellness of the community it serves. In 2016, the health plan is donating $330,000 to 10 organizations in Northern California, ranging from health centers delivering primary care to the underserved community, to an environmental science camp for elementary school students. Recipients include:

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Sutter Health Plus Helps Street Level Health Project Feed the Hungry

Posted by on Dec 19, 2016 in Community

Street Level Health Project

Presentation to the Street Level Health Project. Left to right: Jae Maldonado, Monica Majors, Sy Neilson, Ellen Carroll

Responding to the needs of underserved immigrant communities in the Bay Area, the Street Level Health Project’s food pantry serves as a gateway for those with basic food needs to access health care, legal, employment and housing services. This year’s community benefit donation of $43,333 from Sutter Health Plus will help stock the food pantry and feed needy individuals and families in Oakland.

“When people come to us for food, we can begin a pathway to help them access the services they need,” explains Jae Maldonado, Street Level Health Project executive director. “Food is the anchor where trust is built, and from there we can begin to meet their other basic needs.” Read More

Sutter Health Plus Helps Fit Quest Program Expand into Central Valley Schools

Posted by on Nov 14, 2016 in Community, Health and Wellness

Fit Quest photo lightened 9 20 16Hundreds of school children in the Central Valley will soon experience the joy of hands-on learning about health and wellness through the Shady Creek Outdoor Education Foundation’s Fit Quest Program. This year’s community benefit donation of $75,000 from Sutter Health Plus will help the popular program currently serving Placer, Sacramento, Sutter and Yuba county schools expand into Stanislaus and Merced counties.

The Fit Quest Program teaches fifth and sixth grade students fun and easy ways to increase physical activity, adopt healthy eating habits and engage in activities that promote mental wellness. During the 2015-2016 school year, Fit Quest reached over 2,500 students with its outdoor and classroom programs. During the 2016-2017 school year, it will reach hundreds more children at 11 Central Valley schools and outdoor camps. Read More

Sutter Health Plus Helps The HEAL Project Garden Grow

Posted by on Nov 9, 2016 in Community, Health and Wellness

The HEAL Project GardenIn 2015, The HEAL Project garden at Hatch Elementary School in Half Moon Bay was demolished by new construction, upsetting the children, teachers and parents. This year’s donation of $43,333 from Sutter Health Plus will enable The HEAL Project to resume the popular 10-year-old project that introduces hands-on gardening and healthy cooking lessons to hundreds of San Mateo County elementary school students.

This year, The HEAL Project is able to provide their Intensive Garden Program (IGP) to 220 second and third grade students, and the Garden Club project to 330 first, fourth and fifth graders. Some of the Sutter Health Plus funds will be used to set up a new water catchment system from the roof of the building next to the gardens, and an automatic irrigation system. Currently, the gardens are hand-watered by buckets of city water. Read More

Sutter Health Plus Year in Review 2015

Posted by on May 10, 2016 in Access, Affordability, Community

Sutter Health Plus recently published a Year in Review report highlighting major accomplishments last year. By the end of 2015, the HMO gained 21,903 new enrollees and ended the year with 30,209 members. Today, the health plan serves nearly 40,000 Northern Californians.

In addition to featuring stories about affordability, innovation and access, the report includes testimonials from members, employers and brokers. Take a moment to watch a short video featuring United Pallet Services.

Read the Sutter Health Plus Year in Review 2015 report here.