October 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 

Cooler weather doesn't mean that you have to slow down. Boost your physical fitness routine by joining a walk or run this fall/winter and contribute to some really good causes.


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 care4life.com. Click "sign-up now" to complete a form and enter the sign-up code Moda.


Better health is in your hands!

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

This October, we are proud to sponsor National Breast Cancer Awareness Month - a time to promote regular mammograms and increase early detection of breast cancer. About one in every eight women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Other than skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common kind of cancer in women. Mammograms can help find breast cancer early when there is the best chance for treatment.


According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, breast cancer is the number one cause of cancer death in Hispanic women. It is the second most common cause of cancer death in White, Black, Asian/Pacific Islander, and American Indian/Alaska Native women.


Talk to a doctor about your risk for breast cancer, especially if breast or ovarian cancer runs in your family. Your doctor can help you decide when and how often to get a mammogram.


Source: healthfinder.gov

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