A Better You

Celebrate Health, Wellness and Vitality with UnitedHealthcare’s Inaugural A Better You Virtual Event

UnitedHealthcare will host A Better You, a free, health and wellness educational event, online to continue helping African Americans safely access the resources and information they need leading up to the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period Oct. 15 through Dec. 7. Virtual attendees will learn about the basics of Medicare – including the different parts of the program, eligibility requirements and enrollment windows – to help them make informed health care coverage decisions. 

The online event will feature renowned keynote speakers including:

  • Eighty-four-year-old, record-breaking body builder Ernestine Shepherd, who is partnering with A Better You for a fifth consecutive year to share her personal wellness journey and encourage African Americans approaching retirement to seek optimal physical and mental health, regardless of age.
  • Virtual attendees will also hear from Yohnnie Shambourger, former Mr. Universe and Ernestine’s personal trainer, who will share health and wellness tips that can be implemented while at home.
  • Rita Tolbert from UnitedHealthcare, will guide participants through the Medicare portion – including the different parts of the program, eligibility requirements, and enrollment windows – to help them make informed health care coverage decisions.

The event will be held Saturday, October 10th at 10:00AM ET (9:00AM CT). For more information or to RSVP, visit https://abetteryou.info/.

We dare defend our rights – health care sit-in at the Birmingham federal building

Birmingham AL
photo via Kristina O’Quinn for Bham Now

Did you know there is a group of people camped out at the Robert S. Vance Federal Building on 5th AVE North in downtown Birmingham?  They are there day and night for a 103 hour protest of the proposed senate bill regarding health care.  Shea Rives and Carole Griffin, of Indivisible Alabama explain the purpose of the health care sit-in occurring this week from 10am on Monday until 5pm on Friday.

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1MillionCupsBham Presentation – “Unum Health”

After entering into the Blazer Innovation Challenge this past year, Jeremy Mock and his partner realized the validity and practicality of their business, Unum Health.

The business is supported off the idea that EMR’s (Electronic Medical Records) are wasting valuable time for doctors, nurses, and practitioners…

Photo by Wade Cline

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