UHC is proud to announce it has achieved CDC Full Recognition for its Diabetes Prevention Program. This designation is reserved for programs that have effectively delivered a quality, evidence-based program that meets all of the standards for CDC recognition.
The Diabetes Prevention Program classes at UHC are adapted from the CDC to help patients avoid or delay Type 2 diabetes. In the hour-long sessions, participants receive lifestyle coaching for healthy eating, exercise and weight loss. Group sessions meet weekly for 16 weeks at UHC health centers in Kerman, Huron, Orange Cove, Parlier, Mendota and Fowler.
The sustained success of this lifestyle change program makes an invaluable contribution to the prevention of Type 2 diabetes, both in our communities and nationally.
"It is immensely gratifying to see the science of diabetes prevention being implemented to improve the public’s health," said Ann Albright, PhD, RDN, Director of the Diabetes Prevention Recognition Program and the Division of Diabetes Translation at the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
For more information call 1-800-492-4227

 On April 13th, the UHC Foundation held its Annual Spring Gala in Fresno. More than 315 guests from throughout the Central Valley attended the evening affair at Tornino’s Banquets. Special guests included CA Assemblymember Dr. Joaquin Arambula (D-Fresno), John Anderson, who is the 12thDistrict Field Representative for CA Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) and Matt Rogers, the Central Valley Representative for U.S. Senator Kamala Harris.

The 2018 Spring Gala featured a program emceed by KMPH Fox 26 Great Day Co-Host Kopi Sotiropulos, who also rallied attendants for his 10-Day Forecast segment. UHC President and CEO, Colleen Curtis, as well as, UHC Foundation Board Chair, Jose Plascencia, gave welcoming remarks. Guests enjoyed dinner and music played by Sanger Violinist Patrick Contreras. Fresno City Council President, Esmeralda Soria, served as guest speaker. She recognized the importance of Federally Qualified Health Centers and the positive impact made by UHC in our rural communities.

Proceeds raised in the Spring Gala support the UHC Foundation’s Community Programs. The YMCA Summer Camp, Prom Treasures and UHC Transportation benefit people of all ages living in the communities UHC serves. Donors saw the impact these Community Programs make in our patients’ lives and graciously gave to benefit the UHC Foundation's efforts. The event raised more than $68,000 net which will enable the  UHC Foundation to continue making a positive difference in underserved communities.

YMCA Camp Director Simon Helyer also spoke. He praised the continued relationship between UHC and YMCA, as well as, the UHC Foundation’s commitment to making a difference in the lives of youth by sponsoring children and teenagers to camp every summer.

Steve Godfryd, from the Pacific Auction Company, conducted the live auction in which bidders won cruises and getaways to renowned destinations, including the Caribbean, Bermuda and Los Cabos. Silent auction items included rare and unique art pieces, while a dessert auction featured a fine array of pastries. A lively crowd danced the night away to tunes by DJ’s ETC to close another successful Spring Gala.

More than 500 people attended the annual Fowler's Spring Fest on April 28th. The event, which features a citywide yard sale, as well as, food and informational booths, took place in downtown Fowler. UHC staff handed out information and promotional items.

On April 3rd, UHC staff provided enrollment information for more than 100 visitors to a Community Resource Fair hosted by the office of CA Assemblymember Dr. Joaquin Arambula at Panzak Park in Fowler.

On April 17th, UHC staff provided information about UHC services to about 100 community members as part of a Community Resource Fair hosted by the office of CA Assemblymember Dr. Joaquin Arambula at Gonzalez Hall in Mendota. 

On April 11th, Parlier School-Based Health Center staff visited Cesar Chavez Elementary during kindergarten registration to inform parents and students about the services and programs offered by UHC.

More than 50 people attended and also received immunization checks by Crystal Sauceda, M.A., and Alicia Gallegos, H.C.A.

On April 20th and 27th, UHC Enrollment Specialists hosted eligibility screening events at Bee Sweet Citrus, Inc.

Employees of the citrus packing and shipping company in Fowler received information about no-cost mammography screenings provided through the Breast Cancer Screening Campaign, which is a partnership between UHC and Susan G. Komen.
Appointments were scheduled for employees to visit the Life Saving Images mobile unit onsite.

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