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Welcome to Yuma County Wellness Program

YuWell

Educational Sessions 

"Lunch & Learn"
It's a New Year and with that comes a new Lunch and Learn! So join us,  Lunch is on us. To find out more information on upcoming events or if you have any questions feel free to give us a call: Phone: (928) 373-1013

We look forward to seeing you there.

The Yuma County Human Resources Benefits Staff

Mayra Parra, Christina Eastin and Beth Fimbres

Wellness Events

YCEBT Wellness Initiative is back!
There will be several fitness events that will occur throughout the year such as fun runs, exercise sessions, Zumba classes, and other activities.

Fitness Challenges

City Run & Fun Walks

Events will be available on a month to month basis only.
Family (not on health plan) & Friends wishing to participate may do so by contacting the City of Yuma Parks & Recreation (928) 373-5200 for registration and payment information.

Download registration form: City Run & Fun Walks

  • Great Yuma Road Race
    Date: Saturday, February 11
    Time: 8:15 a.m.
    Location: Start, 15th St. & 4th Ave., Empty Lot on East Side. End, Gateway Park
  • March on City Finals
    Date: Saturday, March 4
    Time: 8:15 a.m.
    Location: Start & Finish  - West Wetlands Park

Run The Runway 5K

Yuma County employees and dependents under the YCEBT health plan are eligible for reimbursement.

Early bird registration before February 28, 2017 the prices to increase after that date.

Download Flyer: 5K Runway Registration

Website Address: https://runsignup.com/Race/Events/AZ/Yuma/RuntheRunway5kFunRun

Date: Saturday, March 18, 2017

Time: 7 a.m.- 8 a.m.

Start/Finish Location: 3681 S Burch Way, Yuma, AZ 85365 - The "Run the Runway 5k Fun Run" will begin and end at Million Air of Yuma.
***You must be able to complete the 5k in 45 minutes or less due to runway time restrictions***

 

Weight Loss Challenge

Weight pic

Welcome to the "New Year, New You Buddy Fitness Challenge"


Purpose:
The purpose of the New Year, New You Buddy Fitness Challenge is to promote, encourage and support participants in establishing and maintaining a healthy weight-loss and exercise program that demonstrates a healthy and active lifestyle.
Eligibility:
Participation is voluntary; anyone who would like to reach or maintain a healthy weight is encouraged to participate. Only employee’s that are covered under the Yuma County Employee Benefit Trust (YCEBT) medical plan are eligible to participate. * This challenge is only for employees -dependents are not eligible to participate at this time.
How & When:
This is an 11 week Challenge beginning January 20, 2017 and ending on April 6, 2017. Participants must attend the initial and final measurements to be eligible for a prize. All measurement submissions and measurement photos are kept confidential.

The initial measurements will be conducted on Friday, January 20th at the following times & locations:

 HR - Benefits Office
198 S. Main Street
7:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
 Main Library - Room A
2951 W 21st Ln
7:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.


The final measurement screening will occur on Thursday, April 6th at the following times & locations:

 HR - Benefits Office
198 S. Main Street
7:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Main Library - Room A
2951 W 21st Ln
7:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. 

 

Download information flyer [PDF]: New Year New You Challenge Participant Information

Download measurement sheet [PDF]: Measurement Document


Thank you all for participating in this years challenge.

Contact:

Christina Eastin, Benefits Specialist
Phone: (928) 373-1151
Fax: (928) 373-1156
e-mail: Christina.Eastin@yumacountyaz.gov

Link's

New online seminars are available each month.
To find the online seminar: 
    1. Go to www.AZblue.com
    2. Login to BlueNet 
    3. On the left, click “Health and Wellness” 
    4. Click on the PICTURE of the weights, salad and scale (right side) 
    5. In the left-hand column under “Health Assessment,” clink on “Online Seminars”

  • It’s QUICK! Online seminars can be completed in 10-15 minutes.
  • It’s EASY! View anytime, anywhere when it’s convenient for you! All you need is an internet connection.
  • It’s WORTH IT! Learn something new to help you get and stay healthy.

Seminar features the Volumetric approach.
Feel Full on Fewer Calories: Download Flyer [PDF]
Volumetrics strives to reduce normal dieting hunger and deprivation by altering the types of foods you eat, not the amount.  It teaches you to zero in on the calorie density of the food on your plate.

HealthyBlue®
The tools to live healthier lives.
Healthy Living Programs can help you take steps to a healthy lifestyle and offer support for the following and a lot more:

• Easy Start
 • Get In Shape
 • Healthier Diet
• Weight Loss
 • Healthy Heart  • Smoke-Free
 • Stress Relief  • Diabetes-Fighting
  • Cancer-Fighting
 • Healthy Kids
 • Healthy Kids
 • Healthy Seniors


Available for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona members, these programs are action-oriented, encouraging and confidence-building. They are self-paced with dynamic, personalized programming that bases next steps on your health level and program progress. You’ll get weekly e-mail reminders emphasizing the goal of the week along with a to-do list to keep you moving toward better health. And, because these programs are Web-based, you can access the programs online any time, from anywhere at your convenience.

Get Started Today
There’s no cost and no better time to start than right now. Learn More 
    Call: (877) My-HBlue (877-694-2583) 
    Visit: azblue.com/HealthyBlue Website
Download flyer [PDF]: Healthy Living Programs Pathways to Healthy Living  
Listed below is a sample of the online health services available through the BlueNet member portal.

HealthyBlue Online
is an online health assessment that provides immediate feedback and results. Enter your information into the My BluePrintSM health assessment and you’ll be on your way to healthy living.
Visit 'HealthyBlue' online:
azblue.com/HealthyBlue
My BluePrint
participants who complete the assessment receive an overall health score and proactive engagement with online Healthy Living Programs.
Download flyer [PDF]:
My BluePrint
WalkingWorks®
is a Web-based walking program that encourages employees to log their walking activity online. Plus, employees can find motivational tips and articles online that will help them continue to make strides

Online Health Guides
offer searchable health information and interactive tools, making it easy and convenient for employees to find the information they are looking for.

Health Discounts
with the HealthyBlue discount program, your BCBSAZ-enrolled employees can take advantage of discounts on nationally recognized weight-loss programs, massage therapy, vitamins, acupuncture and many other health-related products and services.

Login: BCBSAZ Discount program (web link)

HealthyBlue® Health Coaching program

with Health Coaching, you’ll get: 
    • A Personal Health Coach      • Online and Telephone Support      • Printed Program
Your personal health coach can help you: 
    • Lose weight    • Ease stress     • Eat healthier foods     • Gain energy      • Quit smoking

All you need to do is call toll-free (866) 4-BCBSAZ (866-422-2729) and ask to enroll in a Health Coaching program. Or, if you take the My BluePrint health assessment, a health coach may contact you based on the results.

Download flyer [PDF]: Health Coach

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
provided by SupportLinc, a CuraLinc Healthcare’s behavioral health, employee assistance (EAP) and work-life programs.  “Cura” is the Latin word for “care”. Our axiom, “Treat the Person, Not the Condition”, underlines CuraLinc Healthcare's commitment to making individuals healthier through member-centric intervention and care. 
    Contact Number (EAP) call (888) 881-5462 
    Contact Human Resources for Login: (928) 373-1013

Visit 'Support Linc' online:
www.support-linc.com 


Download EAP Flyer [PDF]: EAP flyer

MyFitnessPal
is a diet and fitness community built with one purpose in mind: providing you with the tools and support you need to achieve your weight loss goals. They designed a free website and mobile apps that make calorie counting and food tracking easy. Use the FREE mobile apps and track from anywhere, anytime. Your journal always stays up to date no matter where you update it. The Smartphone application is a helpful nutrition and exercise tracker.

Visit 'MyFitnessPal' online:
www.myfitnesspal.com
Wellness Newsletter
Observance days for this year.

Download calendar [PDF]


 

Contact Information

Employee Benefits Administration
Mayra Parra,  Benefits Supervisor
Phone: (928) 373-1165
Fax: (928) 373-1156
e-mail: Mayra.Parra@yumacountyaz.gov

Christina Eastin, Benefits Specialist
Phone: (928) 373-1151
Fax: (928) 373-1156
e-mail: Christina.Eastin@yumacountyaz.gov

Website: Phone (928) 373-1113 with questions and comments or e-mail Debra.Hancock@yumacountyaz.gov

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