CU Health Plan members race for wellness at annual 5K
CU Health Plan members from the University of Colorado, UCHealth and CU Medicine came together for the second annual Feel The Heat, Move Your Feet 5K on Aug. 5. The event is one of the many ways the CU Health Plan helps its members find the inspiration, information and support they need to achieve their […]
For Dallis, health is a personal journey, biometric screenings provide a guide.
Dallis Howard-Crow knows that healthcare isn’t exactly an industry with easy nine-to-fives. “Our organization is taking care of patients and families; that can make for stressful and sometimes physically demanding jobs,” she said of the essential work taking place at UCHealth. Last week, she kicked off the 2017 biometric screening events, offered through the CU […]
Change your health, change your life: The Omada approach
Change your health, Change your life: The Omada approach A Q&A with inspired Omada user, Pam More than 800 people have signed up for CU Health Plan – Prevent, powered by Omada, and many of them are finding that it’s created a dramatic impact on their lives. Pam is one of those people. She’s 42, […]
Prevention Works! – December is Wellness Month!
What is Wellness? Wellness can be defined as a state of being in good physical and mental health. It’s so much more complicated than that, as many different parts contribute to the whole. For example, being physically injured and unable to walk without crutches can put a strain on not only your physical health, […]
Prevention Works – November is American Diabetes Awareness Month!
CU Health Plan – Prevent! The CU Health Plan has expended their Diabetes Prevention program to include a new program that not only supports individuals who are at-risk for developing Diabetes, but also those who are at risk for developing any obesity-related chronic disease such as hypertension and heart disease. Omada is a digitally-based lifestyle improvement program open to […]
Prevention Works! October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!
Dense Breast Tissue – What does it mean? If you’ve ever gotten a letter in the mail after a mammogram notifying you that you have dense breasts, you may want to consider some additional testing and information gathering. Visit http://www.areyoudense.org for more information on how having dense breast tissue can increase your risk for developing break cancer. […]
Prevention Works! September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
It’s Not Just a Problem in America September is Childhood Obesity Awareness month! In this article highlighting two Northern Ireland families’ fight against childhood obesity, learn about how some parents in the UK are tackling this tough issue; it’s not just in America, folks! Taking Action! Check out the Children Hospital’s Community Action Plan for 2016! Where Should […]
Prevention Works! August is Immunization Awareness Month
Why Some Parents Reject Vaccines Listen in on this broadcast from Wisconsin Public Radio about the issue of vaccination. Jennifer Reich, Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Colorado Denver discusses what motivates parents to vaccinate or not vaccinate. Get the Picture: Childhood Immunizations Are you a parent with questions about immunizing your kids? This video discusses some […]
Prevention Works! July is Dental Health Month
Oral Health: A vital park of Good Health Listen and learn about how poor oral health connected with your overall health – heart heath, recovery from surgery,diabetes, Alzheimer’s, pneumonia and more. Dr. Jared Fine and Dr. Ariane Terlet also delve into income disparities, how that affects access to dental healthcare and in turn the oral health […]
Prevention Works! June is Men’s Health Month
As part of CU Health Plan’s (CUHP) ongoing Prevention Works! campaign, we’re highlighting June as national Men’s Health Month. The purpose of the observance is to heighten awareness about preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. Second only to skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common type […]
Prevention Works! May is Arthritis Awareness Month
One in every four Colorado residents struggle daily with arthritis, according to the Arthritis Foundation Great West Region office in Denver. Estimates on the number of people affected nationwide are expected to continue to soar, reaching 78 million (26%) adults aged 18 years or older being doctor-diagnosed with arthritis by the year 2040. As part […]