Executive Director's March Blog

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As we continue our pandemic recovery plans, I’m excited for the good fortune The Year of the Ox will bring. We entered Phase 1b, Tier 1 of the vaccine efforts shortly after celebrating the Lunar New Year. Which means if you are an emergency worker, teacher or other essential worker that qualifies to receive the vaccine now, please sign-up to get  your vaccine.

It’s been one year since San Franciscans first entered shelter-in-place and terms like “vulnerable population” or “pre-existing health conditions” are now part of our daily language. It has never been more important to take care of our health. If we want to get back to normal, we need to get back to the basics. Check out these FREE resources for National Nutrition Month this March. 

COVID-19 has taught me to not take my health for granted. It’s never too late to start your health journey or restart your health journey if that New Year’s resolution hasn’t stuck. There’s no shame. Everyone has off-days, so just keep trying for your health.

While we work through this confusing time of getting everyone vaccinated and slowly reopening, please keep wearing your masks, washing your hands and social-distancing to protect yourself and others. If we do our part to recover from this pandemic, then maybe the Year of the Ox can bring us all better fortunes!

Be well,

Abbie Yant, RN, MA


* If you need help with your benefits please call Member Services at (628) 652-4700. The Executive Director does not have access to Member account information and will not be able to assist you.


Benefits Highlight

In honor of National Nutrition Month in March, check out these free resources to help you maintain your health now.

Did you know that BlueShield Trio Members can save on healthy foods at Safeway, Food4Less and Walmart? If you already get your groceries at these stories, sign-up to spend less! https://www.blueshieldca.com/healthysavings

Your Kaiser insurance isn’t just for when you aren’t feeling well. If you want to improve your health, but can’t seem to find the motivation, let a Kaiser Wellness Coach help. Learn more about this FREE benefit here: https://healthy.kaiserpermanente.org/health-wellness/wellness-coaching

Check out this FREE Food As Medicine webinar by Virta Health: https://virtahealth.wistia.com/medias/3w6tfay5h8