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Timely information for members, brokers, employers, and the community.

Improving Mental Wellness with Sanvello

Posted by on Sep 7, 2021 in Access, Mental Health

In times of change—whether it’s relationships, personal obligations, work-related or otherwise—caring for mental wellness can be essential in how people process feelings of uncertainty, manage stress, and cope with life’s challenges. There are simple ways to make a positive impact on mental wellness, such as taking time each day for self-care, mindfulness, and gratitude.

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One Member’s Journey with Tera—
Virtual-First Primary Care

Posted by on Aug 31, 2021 in Access, Digital Health, Network

Kathy is a Bay Area resident and program manager for Oakland Unified School District who is living with a chronic, long-term condition. Over the past year, she struggled to find engaged providers who offered care options that fit her needs, including the option of traveling less to access care.

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An Update on COVID-19 Vaccinations

Posted by on Aug 24, 2021 in Access, COVID-19

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends a third COVID-19 vaccine dose for certain individuals with moderately to severely compromised immune systems who previously received the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines. Studies indicate that this population may benefit from an additional dose to increase their immune system response and ensure adequate protection against COVID-19, including the highly infectious delta variant.

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Virtual-first Primary Care Expands in the Bay Area

Posted by on Aug 23, 2021 in Access, Digital Health, Network

Tera, a virtual-first approach to primary care, is an innovative digital health model that was established by Sutter Health prior to the pandemic. With Tera, a dedicated medical team focuses on helping members live their healthiest lives. The Tera care team includes a primary care physician (PCP), licensed nurse, health coach, and nurse practitioner who all provide in-person or virtual care.

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Getting Ready for Back to School

Posted by on Aug 5, 2021 in Access, Health and Wellness

Now more than ever, many families are looking forward to back-to-school this year. As recreational activities and traditional school settings begin to reopen, it is important to keep children up to date on immunizations. By staying up to date on immunizations, children can be better protected against preventable diseases like measles and chickenpox, especially if they have a weakened immune system.

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Fifteen Sutter Health Plus Network Hospitals Among Best in California

Posted by on Jul 30, 2021 in Network, News, Quality

Fifteen hospitals in the Sutter Health Plus network achieved recognition as being among the best in California for 2021-2022 by U.S. News & World Report. Hospitals were scored on 32 clinical areas, including adult specialties, procedures, and conditions, and patient experience, patient outcomes, nursing quality, and the adept use of technology.

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Summer Skin Protection

Posted by on Jul 27, 2021 in Access, Health and Wellness

Summer is a great time to head outside to get some fresh air and physical activity. Before enjoying the sunshine, it’s important to protect your skin, especially during the hottest parts of the day when the sun’s rays can be most damaging. Exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays can damage your skin in as little as 15 minutes, which can lead to skin cancer—the most common cancer in the U.S. (1) Read on for ways to stay sun safe by protecting your skin this summer.

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