Respond to Allergies with Awareness, Action

Posted by on May 17, 2018 in Wellness

May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month—a peak season for one in every five Americans with allergies or asthma. Read More

A Healthy Vacation Checklist: What to Know Before You Go

Posted by on May 16, 2018 in Wellness

When it comes to planning your summer vacation, the key is preparation. Booking hotel accommodations, outlining an itinerary and packing a suitcase are essential—and the same idea applies to health care.
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New Sutter Health Plus Health and Wellness Site

Posted by on Jun 6, 2017 in Wellness

Sutter Health Plus is excited to announce the launch of a new Health and Wellness site. Designed with members’ physical and mental health in mind, the site provides health-related tools and resources to help members achieve personal health and wellness goals. Read More

The HEAL Project Garden Program Promotes the Healing Powers of Fresh Food

Posted by on Mar 17, 2017 in Community, Wellness

In this article published in the March 2017 issue of Half Moon Bay Magazine, Sutter Health Plus is recognized as a donor of The HEAL Project. The HEAL Project provides health, environmental and agricultural education for underserved elementary school children.

A lush green oasis lies among the construction campus of Hatch Elementary School. It’s where the new HEAL garden takes root.

The old garden, once tucked away near the multipurpose baseball and soccer field, was destroyed as the bulldozers working on the school’s recent modernization project rolled in. Understandably, the inadvertent consequence of progress upset many parents and children who had worked so hard on the garden. After a generous donation from Sutter Health Plus, the HEAL Project was able to erect a bigger and better version of the garden, complete with raised garden beds and a pleasing pergola. Read More

Sutter Health Plus Supports Nonprofit Organizations in Underserved Communities

Posted by on Dec 19, 2016 in Community, 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 Fit Quest Program Expand into Central Valley Schools

Posted by on Nov 14, 2016 in Community, 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