September 2013 

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We'll find a way to better health, together. Moda Health, in partnership with your organization, aims to promote healthy lifestyle choices and encourage you to make the most of your healthcare benefits. The journey to health is a lifelong journey. It's all about simple, everyday steps -- becoming more involved in your health, taking more accountability for making knowledgeable healthcare decisions and pursuing a balanced, healthy lifestyle.  

Mark your calendars 

Fall is bittersweet. Hot days give way to cool, overcast skies. It's a bummer, and yet... it's also the perfect time of year to get outside for a walk or run. This fall you'll have a few ways to do just that-and support powerful causes, too.


The first such event is just around the corner! Check out the schedule below. If you participate, you'll not only feed your need for fitness, you'll also help a variety of organizations fight tough diseases - like breast cancer, diabetes, leukemia, heart disease and arthritis!


Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

Sunday, September 15, 2013

8:50 a.m. 5k walk start

Tom McCall Waterfront Park


American Diabetes Association Step Out To Stop Diabetes Walk

Saturday, September 21, 2013

8 a.m. check in opens, 9 a.m. start

Rose Quarter

One Center Ct., Portland, OR 97227


Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Light the Night Walk

Saturday, October 19, 2013

5 p.m. event opens, 7 p.m. start

Oregon Convention Center -

777 NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Portland, OR 97232


American Heart Association Heart & Stroke Walk

Saturday, October 26, 2013

7:30 a.m. festival opens, 9 a.m. start

Seattle Center/Fisher Pavilion

305 Harrison St., Seattle, WA 98109


Arthritis Foundation Jingle Bell Run/Walk

Sunday, December 8, 2013

8 a.m. event opens, 8:50 a.m. start

World Trade Center

121 SW Salmon St., Portland, OR 97204



Did you know?

Moda Health is offering a free new program for people with Type 2 Diabetes. Care4life is a diabetes support program that sends text messages to help you:

  • Remember to take medication & go to appointments
  • Eat healthy with nutrition tips & recipes
  • Set weight & exercise goals
  • Track blood glucose 

Care4life messages are personalized to you and are sent right to your cell phone. It's easy!


Sign up by calling 1-866-418-8713 and entering the sign-up code Moda. Or, you can also go to Click "sign-up now" to complete a form and enter the sign-up code Moda.


Better health is in your hands!

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

The number of obese children has tripled since the 1970s and one third of our nation's children are overweight or obese. In an effort to combat childhood obesity, President Obama has named September National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month.


We Can!, created by National Institutes of Health, is a national movement designed to give parents, caregivers and entire communities a way to help children ages 8 to 13 stay at a healthy weight through improved food choices, increased physical activity and reduced screen time. This free program offers resources and tools to parents and caregivers; including shopping, cooking tips, recipes and ideas for family-friendly exercise. We Can! also uses Go, Slow, Whoa; a child-friendly way to teach children about foods they should each every day, foods to eat sometimes and foods to eat occasionally.


For more information visit the We Can! homepage
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