Your doctor has the flu, so who can you see when you’re feeling under the weather?

Doctor and patientEven doctors get sick now and then. Their medical degree doesn’t immunize them from germs. Nowadays, many healthcare facilities have other professionals you can see for many of your medical needs. These well-educated and trained healthcare professionals can take care of you when your doctor isn’t available – and even when he or she is. Continue reading

Step your way to better health! Health Net’s Step It Up Challenge begins in January

couple-walkingHealth Net is launching an exciting new way for you to improve your health – the Step It Up Challenge.

We’ve designed the challenge to help you monitor your physical activity and to help you create an empowering, healthy lifestyle change that lasts. The program begins Jan. 1, and runs through Dec. 31, 2018. Continue reading

Health Net awards $4.2 million to drive health workforce development and improve quality of health data collection

senior medical doctor and teamHealth Net, one of California’s largest health plans, is awarding a combined $4.2 million to 22 healthcare organizations across the state to help increase health workforce development and improve the accuracy of encounter data collection. The grants will expand access to health care and enhance health outcomes in medically underserved communities. Continue reading

Defeat your need for nicotine – The Great American Smokeout is coming!

Quit or stop smokingGet ready for the Great American Smokeout this November by enrolling in the Quit For Life® program now. Even if you’ve tried to quit before, or currently struggle with cravings, planning ahead for the Smokeout can help boost your chances for lifelong success.  Continue reading

Get a flu shot – not the flu!

woman getting flu shotThink you’re immune to the flu? Even healthy people can get very sick from the flu and spread it to others. If you don’t want to get a flu shot to protect yourself, then please get one to protect others. The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention estimates that flu-related hospitalizations and deaths, since 2010, have ranged from 152,000 to 766,000.   Continue reading