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2023 UPHP Community Benefit Report
Posted on May 06, 2024

The 2023 Upper Peninsula Health Plan Community Benefit Report highlights our contributions to our community and our commitment to helping our region’s citizens live their healthiest lives.

2022 UPHP Community Benefit Report
Posted on February 24, 2023

The 2022 Upper Peninsula Health Plan Community Benefit Report highlights our contributions to our community and our commitment to helping our region’s citizens live their healthiest lives.

2021 UPHP Community Benefit Report
Posted on February 24, 2023

The 2021 Upper Peninsula Health Plan Community Benefit Report highlights the plan’s contributions to our community and commitment to helping our region’s citizens live their healthiest lives possible.

2020 UPHP Community Benefit Report
Posted on February 24, 2023

The 2020 Upper Peninsula Health Plan Community Benefit Report highlights the the plan’s contributions to our community and commitment to helping our region’s citizen’s live their healthiest lives possible.

UPHP Update: UPHP Encourages Getting Your Flu Shot Now
Posted on October 06, 2022
Renee Anderton

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. 

 

UPHP Update: September is Healthy Aging Month
Posted on September 02, 2022

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. 

UPHP Update: National Immunization Awareness Month Underway
Posted on August 02, 2022

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.

UPHP Update: The Importance of Good Oral Health
Posted on July 07, 2022

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.

UPHP Update: Marquette County Community Resource Fair Returns June 15
Posted on June 01, 2022

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.

UPHP Update: HealthyHer Campaign Underway
Posted on May 03, 2022

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.