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Welcome to Yuma County Wellness Program


The Wellness Program
Educational Sessions  - Lunch & Learn

 To find out more information on upcoming events or if you have any questions feel free to give us a call

 Thank you for helping our community become healthier!

Mayra Parra, Benefits Supervisor
Phone: (928) 373-1165
Fax: (928) 373-1156
e-mail: Mayra.Parra@yumacountyaz.gov



Fitness Events 
YCEBT Wellness Initiative is back!
There will be several fitness events that will occur throughout the year such as fun runs, exercise sessions, Zumba classes, and other activities.

Fitness Event & Challenges

City Run & Fun Walks

Events will be available on a month to month basis only.
Family (not on health plan) & Friends wishing to participate may do so by contacting the City of Yuma Parks & Recreation (928) 373-5200 for registration and payment information.

Download registration form: City Run & Fun Walks

  • Zombie Fun Run
    Date: Saturday, October 8
    Time: 6:00 p.m.
    Location: Start & Finish  - West Wetlands Park
  • Turkey Trot
    Date: Saturday, November 12
    Time: 8:15 a.m.
    Location: Start & Finish - Gateway Park
  • Reindeer Round-up
    Date: Saturday, December 17
    Time: 8:15 a.m.
    Location: Start & Finish - West Wetlands Park
  • New Year’s Resolution
    Date: Saturday, January 7
    Time: 8:15 a.m.
    Location: Start & Finish - West Wetlands Park
  • Great Yuma Road Race
    Date: Saturday, February 11
    Time: 8:15 a.m.
    Location: Start, 15th St. & 4th Ave., Empty Lot on East Side. End, Gateway Park
  • March on City Finals
    Date: Saturday, March 4
    Time: 8:15 a.m.
    Location: Start & Finish  - West Wetlands Park

Yuma Territorial Marathon & Half Marathon

Early bird registration for the Yuma Territorial Marathon & Half Marathon prices to increase after Oct 31.

Download Flyer: Marathon Run Registration

Date: Saturday, January 28, 2017

Time: 7 a.m. for the Marathon and 7:20 a.m. for the Half Marathon

Start/Finish Location: Cocopah Casino

Registration /bib pick up is at Cocapah Casino in the conference room:
Friday pick up - from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday pick up from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m.


***Make sure to send your completed registration form to me by October 28th  at 12:00PM


Welcome to Weight Loss Challenge

Weight pic

Yuma County’s countywide weight loss challenge.

Thank you all for participating in this years challenge.

This is a 6-week challenge that begins January with a weigh-in. The competition is open to all employees and their dependents who are covered by the Yuma County Health Insurance. 


Christina Eastin, Benefits Specialist
Phone: (928) 373-1151
Fax: (928) 373-1156
e-mail: Christina.Eastin@yumacountyaz.gov


New online seminars are available each month.
To find the online seminar: 
    1. Go to www.AZblue.com
    2. Login to BlueNet 
    3. On the left, click “Health and Wellness” 
    4. Click on the PICTURE of the weights, salad and scale (right side) 
    5. In the left-hand column under “Health Assessment,” clink on “Online Seminars”

  • It’s QUICK! Online seminars can be completed in 10-15 minutes.
  • It’s EASY! View anytime, anywhere when it’s convenient for you! All you need is an internet connection.
  • It’s WORTH IT! Learn something new to help you get and stay healthy.

Seminar features the Volumetric approach.
Feel Full on Fewer Calories: Download Flyer [PDF]
Volumetrics strives to reduce normal dieting hunger and deprivation by altering the types of foods you eat, not the amount.  It teaches you to zero in on the calorie density of the food on your plate.

The tools to live healthier lives.
Healthy Living Programs can help you take steps to a healthy lifestyle and offer support for the following: 
    • Weight Loss 
    • Healthy Aging 
    • Cancer-Fighting 
    • Get In Shape 
    • Easy Start 
    • Smoke-Free 
    • Healthier Diet 
    • Healthy Heart 
    • Diabetes-Fighting 
    • Stress Relief 
    • Healthy Kids 
    • Healthy Seniors 
    • And more

Available for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona members, these programs are action-oriented, encouraging and confidence-building. They are self-paced with dynamic, personalized programming that bases next steps on your health level and program progress. You’ll get weekly e-mail reminders emphasizing the goal of the week along with a to-do list to keep you moving toward better health. And, because these programs are Web-based, you can access the programs online any time, from anywhere at your convenience.

Get Started Today
There’s no cost and no better time to start than right now. Learn More 
    Call: (877) My-HBlue (877-694-2583) 
    Visit: azblue.com/HealthyBlue Website
Download flyer [PDF]: Healthy Living Programs Pathways to Healthy Living  
Listed below is a sample of the online health services available through the BlueNet member portal.

HealthyBlue Online
is an online health assessment that provides immediate feedback and results. Enter your information into the My BluePrintSM health assessment and you’ll be on your way to healthy living.
Visit 'HealthyBlue' online:
My BluePrint
participants who complete the assessment receive an overall health score and proactive engagement with online Healthy Living Programs.
Download flyer [PDF]:
My BluePrint
is a Web-based walking program that encourages employees to log their walking activity online. Plus, employees can find motivational tips and articles online that will help them continue to make strides

Online Health Guides
offer searchable health information and interactive tools, making it easy and convenient for employees to find the information they are looking for.

Health Discounts
with the HealthyBlue discount program, your BCBSAZ-enrolled employees can take advantage of discounts on nationally recognized weight-loss programs, massage therapy, vitamins, acupuncture and many other health-related products and services.

Login: BCBSAZ Discount program (web link)

HealthyBlue® Health Coaching program

with Health Coaching, you’ll get: 
    • A Personal Health Coach 
    • Online and Telephone Support 
    • Printed Program Materials
Your personal health coach can help you: 
    • Lose weight 
    • Be more active 
    • Ease stress 
    • Eat healthier foods 
    • Gain energy 
    • Quit smoking

All you need to do is call toll-free (866) 4-BCBSAZ (866-422-2729) and ask to enroll in a Health Coaching program. Or, if you take the My BluePrint health assessment, a health coach may contact you based on the results.

Download flyer [PDF]: Health Coach

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
provided by SupportLinc, a CuraLinc Healthcare’s behavioral health, employee assistance (EAP) and work-life programs.  “Cura” is the Latin word for “care”. Our axiom, “Treat the Person, Not the Condition”, underlines CuraLinc Healthcare's commitment to making individuals healthier through member-centric intervention and care. 
    Contact Number (EAP) call (888) 881-5462 
    Contact Human Resources for Login: (928) 373-1013

Visit 'Support Linc' online:

Download EAP Flyer [PDF]: EAP flyer

is a diet and fitness community built with one purpose in mind: providing you with the tools and support you need to achieve your weight loss goals. They designed a free website and mobile apps that make calorie counting and food tracking easy. Use the FREE mobile apps and track from anywhere, anytime. Your journal always stays up to date no matter where you update it. The Smartphone application is a helpful nutrition and exercise tracker.

Visit 'MyFitnessPal' online:
Wellness Newsletter
Observance days for this year.

Download calendar [PDF]


Contact Information

Employee Benefits Administration
Mayra Parra,  Benefits Supervisor
Phone: (928) 373-1165
Fax: (928) 373-1156
e-mail: Mayra.Parra@yumacountyaz.gov

Christina Eastin, Benefits Specialist
Phone: (928) 373-1151
Fax: (928) 373-1156
e-mail: Christina.Eastin@yumacountyaz.gov

Website: Phone (928) 373-1113 with questions and comments or e-mail Debra.Hancock@yumacountyaz.gov


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