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Safety First for National Safety Month

National Safety Month 2016

It’s National Safety Month, and we have some topics and tips to help you stay safe! Learn more now.

When Seconds Matter, Will You Be Ready?

Keep emergency numbers nearby
Always watch children around water
Become certified in First Aid and CPR
Preparing today can make a difference tomorrow
Safeguard Your Health

Be aware of medication interactions
Keep medicine up and away from children
Ask about alternatives to opioid painkillers
Reach for safer medicine
Watch Out for Dangers

Secure your furniture to avoid tip-overs
Fall-proof the bathrooms of older adults
Pay attention to where you are walking
Being safe means being alert - all the time
Make Good Choices While Driving

Practice driving with teens, even after they get a license
As you age, learn how health conditions affect your driving
Focus on road instead of distractions
The roads belong to us all: Let's make safe choices

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Health Alliance On-Call for You

Like New Nurse Line, This Director is Always On-Call

Jane Elliott lives and breathes Health Alliance. She has for years.

“My work is my hobby. We have so many great things going on. Leading efforts to help members doesn’t feel like work to me,” said Jane, Quality & Medical Management director.

Jane also loves our new 24-hour Anytime Nurse Line. Beginning July 1, all Health Alliance members can call 1-855-802-4612 to get help:

• Deciding if they need to see a doctor right away or set up a visit
• Coping with diabetes, asthma, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and more
• Finding health care resources

Jane also played a key role in enhancing our wellness benefit. But, she and her team want members to know that if they go in for a wellness visit, they could still get a bill. Adding non-wellness needs into this appointment could result in costs.

”Your doctor might ask, ‘Do you have other things you’d like to talk about?'” she said. “This may lead to topics  that aren’t part of the free wellness benefit.”

To make sure your visit is covered as part of the free wellness benefit, Jane says be clear with your doctor about this appointment up front.

“Tell your doctor you want to focus on your wellness needs. If non-wellness needs come up that aren’t urgent, you can set up a follow-up visit,” she said.

Jane also knows wellness means a healthy work-life balance, even if  the lines blur when she works outside standard work  hours.

“I’m very family-focused, and I feel Health Alliance and our members are part of my extended family,” she said.