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Renee Anderton, Clinical Coordinator at UPHP, stopped by Sunny 101.9 to talk about the upcoming Flu Season. The CDC is predicting the 2022-2023 season to be severe and could be starting as early as October.
UPHP is getting the word out about the risk of getting influenza as well as the complications that can come from it, as well as the importance of getting vaccinated.
During our latest update on Sunny 101.9, UPHP Clinical Services Manager, Lindsey Havel, spoke about September being Healthy Aging Month to raise awareness of self-care, health, and wellness as we grow older.
Havel said UPHP’s Healthy Aging promotes good physical and mental health habits, healthy eating, regular visits to a doctor, and safety in our everyday lives.
UPHP members can contact Clinical Services at 906-226-1907 for more information or to get connected to resources.
During our latest update on Sunny 101.9, UPHP Clinical Coordinator, Chelsea Ely, joined Mark and Walt in the Morning to discuss National Immunization Awareness Month in August.
She talked about how getting vaccinated helps our communities stay healthy as a whole, and how the month of August is a perfect time of year to get vaccinated as the school year is just around the corner. Ely also shared some information about how people can find out what immunizations they need, and what steps people of all ages should take to get up to date on immunizations.
During our latest update on Sunny 101.9, UPHP Clinical Coordinator, Erin Potter, joined Mark and Walt in the Morning to discuss the importance of good oral health.
Potter is a registered dental hygienist, and explained why oral health so important and how people can maintain or improve it. She said the four main ways are good oral hygiene at home, a tooth-healthy diet, not using tobacco products, and regular dental checkups.
She also shared that regular cleanings and exams are important for both oral and overall health, so being seen regularly by a dental professional is an important part of health care.
During our latest update on Sunny 101.9, UPHCS Project Director, Katrina Keough, and UPHCS Quality Initiative Coordinator, Kristie Hechtman, joined Mark and Walt in the Morning to discuss the return of the Marquette County Community Resource Fair.
Hechtman said there will be multiple services available, including the Feeding America Mobile Food truck at the Berry Events Center, and several community based organizations offering health screenings, food, housing, and utility resources, veteran’s assistance, vaccinations and immunizations, women’s resources and more. Keough said that the aim of the resource fair is to empower Marquette County residents in their health journey by providing as many resources as possible in one location for one day.
During our latest update on Sunny 101.9, UPHP Director of Pharmacy, Rachael Prusi, joined Mark and Walt in the Morning to discuss the HealthyHer campaign to promote Women’s Health Month.
Prusi explained the HealthyHer Campaign coincides with National Women’s Health Week, which starts on Mother’s Day each year, so this year it begins on May 8th. She added that UPHP is currently working on a project to improve asthma control among their members, saying that women are more likely than men to have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder and Asthma.
Prusi shared some good advice for women who are trying to improve their lung health, and how they can find out more information through the Upper Peninsula Health Plan website.
During our latest update on Sunny 101.9, UPHP Director of Population Health, Janey Joffee, and Clinical Services Manager, Lindsey Havel, joined Mark and Walt in the Morning to discuss this year’s Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures campaign.
Joffee explained that this year, the campaign is focusing on preventive care for children of all ages by encouraging completion of well-care visits and recommended immunizations, including the COVID-19 vaccination for children age 5 and older. Havel said this year’s Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures campaign is also focused on promotion of recommended vaccinations to pregnant and breastfeeding persons.
The annual campaign is sponsored by Upper Peninsula Health Plan, The Region 1 Perinatal Collaborative, and Upper Peninsula Health Group, and is taking place from March 28th through May 13th.
During our latest update on Sunny 101.9, UPHP Clinical Coordinator, Renee Anderton, joined Mark and Walt in the Morning to discuss colorectal cancer screening and the importance of early detection.
Anderton outlined some of the risk factors for colorectal cancer as well as some one the main screening options, adding that it’s important to not wait for symptoms to be checked. Precancerous polyps and colorectal cancer do not always cause symptoms, especially early on, and screening helps find it early, when treatment can be very effective.
During our latest update on Sunny 101.9, UPHP Customer Service Manager, Krystina Gwinn, joined Mark and Walt in the Morning to discuss the transportation benefits for UPHP members and how interest people can become volunteer drivers.
Gwinn explained that non-emergent medical transportation is a benefit for all UPHP Medicaid members to ensure transportation is not a barrier for members to get to their medical appointments, and to make sure they get the care they need.
She outlined the types of transportation covered under the benefit and how members can use the service. Gwinn also shared information on how anyone who may be interested in becoming a volunteer driver for the UPHP transportation program can find out more.