United for Better Health is a half hour program that features health care professionals in and around Westchester County. The show’s guests will discuss a wide range of health care topics and offer meaningful suggestions and solutions for better health, a better health care experience and better control of your health care costs.
The health care system will continue to evolve during 2017 with new technologies, programs and treatments. United for Better Health listeners will better understand their health plan benefit, hear about the latest trends in disease management and better understand how workplace wellness programs work. United for Better Health airs every first and third Wednesday at 10:30am.
In February, Dr. Richard Morel, co-medical director of WESTMED Medical Group shared information about CMS’ Million Hearts initiative. Million Hearts™ brings together communities, health systems, nonprofit organizations, federal agencies, and private-sector partners from across the country to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2017. The initiative enables health care providers and patients to estimate 10-year and lifetime risks for heart attack or stroke using an atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) calculation which looks at gender, age, blood pressure, cholesterol, smoker vs. non-smoker, race and diabetic tendency to determine risk. More information about this program can be found at: https://millionhearts.hhs.gov/
In March we spoke with Dr. Richard Klich, chief dental officer for UnitedHealthcare, about children’s dental health. More information on this topic can be found at: http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and- analysis/analysis/2016/02/16/childrens-dental-health- disparities
In April, UnitedHealthcare announced its 1 billion step challenge and invited people with UnitedHealthcare Motion as part of their health plan to walk 10,000 collectively. More information about this program can be found at: https://unitedhealthcaremotion.com/
For more information about how UnitedHealthcare is working to make the health care system better for everyone visit us at: http://www.unitedhealthgroup.com/About/BuiltForBetterHealth.aspx