In this current climate of funding cuts and continued threats to the Affordable Care Act, your healthcare coverage through your Benefit Fund has never been more valuable and more important, particularly for those with chronic conditions for whom access to care is critical. In fact, a third of our members suffer from hypertension. In this issue, our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Van H. Dunn, discusses the risk factors and explains what you can do to prevent the condition–or control it if you have it.
And because diabetes is a risk factor for hypertension, we include information about our upcoming “Diabetes Prevention and Management” workshop on July 21. If you are at risk, have been identified as pre-diabetic, have diabetes or would like to learn more about what you can do to prevent it, we hope you take advantage of this resource.
A workshop helped change the life of Vernice Mitchell, a Cardiac Technologist at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. Vernice shares her story of how she used what she learned at one of the Benefit Fund’s wellness workshops to change her nutrition and fitness habits and improve her health.
With about 30 percent of 1199SEIU members living with hypertension, we work hard to keep you informed about its dangers through numerous initiatives.
If you or a family member is struggling with stress, anxiety, emotional difficulties or work pressures, you can make an appointment to speak with a licensed professional from the comfort of your home.
You should have your blood pressure measured at least once a year–more often if you are at increased risk for the condition.
Attending one of our Wellness Department’s health workshops gave Vernice Mitchell the nudge she needed to start exercising again, eating healthier—and even meditating
With the Benefit Fund’s free and confidential Prenatal Care Program, you’ll learn about the habits that lead to a healthier pregnancy with fewer complications.
Take advantage of a series of workshops to help you understand your training and education benefits and make the best career choices.
The catalog is the first step on the journey toward your educational and professional goals.