Health and Wellness
by Sendero Health Plans

  • Welcome to the Sendero Health Plan wellness page. We strive to provide value added services and programs to support the health of our members and our community.. This page will serve as a resource for members to use various services, programs and tools to better manage member health and health information. Sendero endorses and recommends referring its members to the following resources:
  • • Personal Health Record (PHR). Click here to create your personal health record. An online personal health record helps you to keep track of your health data through a FREE PHR from WebMD, one of American’s most trusted sites for health care content. You can keep track of immunizations, lab results, food intake and much more.
  • • WebMD. About WebMD click here to read more: WebMD provides valuable health information, tools for managing your health, and support to those who seek information. You can trust that content is timely and credible.
  • • Health Care Expense Calculator click here to read more:Use this worksheet to help you decide how much to put into your health care spending account. Please note the Health Care Expense Calculator worksheet is just an estimate.
  • Self-Management Tools

  • • Self-Management Tools are resources to help you determine risk factors, provide guidance on health issues, recommend ways to improve health or maintaining low health risks. Click on any of the links below to get more information on these topics.

  • Body Mass Index BMI Adult Men & Women- Body Mass Index shows how much body fat you have based on your height and weight. There is a tool that you can use to measure the BMI for adult men and women. Please go to the web site shown. In English and Spanish.
  • Body Mass Index BMI Teens & Children- Body Mass Index tool for Children and Teens ages 2-19 years of age. There is a BMI-for-age percentile on a BMI-for-age growth chart tool that you can use to measure the BMI for children and teens. In English and Spanish.

  • Healthy Eating/Physical Activity-This website provides info on: healthy eating plans, daily food & activity diaries, menu plans, food exchanges, physical activity guidelines, recipes, tips for healthy eating on the go or at home
  • Physical Activity-This Web Site provides:Links to info on Physical Activity for all age groups, how much activity you need for each age group, videos on “Getting Started”, “Muscle Strength Training”, and “What Counts as Aerobic Activity”. It also contains information and useful links to Chronic Disease Topics.

  • Stress at Work- This site provides the following: quality of work life questionnaire, working with stress video, and information on traumatic incident stress.
  • Managing Stress- This site provides information in English & Spanish on: The signs and causes of stress, how to prevent and manage stress, as well local services and resources.
  • Emotional Wellness- Stress is a normal emotion that everyone feels every day to some degree. The stress response is the body’s way of protecting you. This site provides: stress management, checklist, stress levels based on the check list score for teens and young adults.

  • Rethinking Drinking- For healthy adults in general, drinking more than these one day or weekly amounts is considered risky or heavy drinking:
  • Men: More than 4 drinks on any day or 14 in a week.
  • Women: More than 3 drinks on any day or 7 in a week.

  • This web site provides the following: This web site provides the following: interactive worksheets, drinking tracker cards, cocktail content calculator, drink size calculator, alcohol calorie calculator, alcohol spending calculator, and blood alcohol calculator.

  • Underage Drinking- Drinking alcohol by anyone under the age of 21 is against the law and dangerous. This web site provides info on: the problem, risks, and the underage drinking campaign.
  • Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs-This web site provides information and resources on the following: alcohol, tobacco, cannabis, stimulants, hallucinogens, opioids, and other drugs.

  • What Is Depression? - Everyone feels blue or sad once in a while. But these feelings usually pass within a couple of days. When you have depression, it interferes with daily life and causes pain for both you and those who care about you. Depression is a common but serious illness.

  • Many people with a depressive illness never try to get help. But most people, even those with the most severe depression, can get better with help. Medications, psychotherapies, and other methods can help people with depression get better.

  • There are several forms of depression:
  • Major Depression
  • Persistent Depressive Disorder
  • Psychotic Depression
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

  • This web site provides information on: causes, signs and symptoms, shows who is at risk, covers diagnosis and treatments, and living with depression.
  • Depression-Are you feeling depressed and wonder if you should call your doctor? This web site offers the following tools and information:
  • Three steps on how to get help for Depression.
  • What to do after you have been told that you have depression.
  • What to expect from treatment.
  • How to get back on track if you have stopped treatment.
  • Quizzes and videos related to depression.

  • Self-Management Usability Survey- We would like for you to tell us about your experience after you use a Self-Management Tool. Please complete a survey for each tool you used. We appreciate your feedback.

  • Sendero Smoking Cessation Program

    Any CHIP member can receive up to $50 per member per year by being part of the Smoking Cessation Program. Purchase an Over-the-counter smoking cessation from a store and present the receipt to Sendero Health Plans for payment. This benefit is available to all CHIP Members.

  • Smoking Cessation- This web site provides info and tools to help people of all ages quit smoking, manage withdrawal, eat healthier, and manage your mood. In English and Spanish.
  • Stop Smoking- Information about smoking and how to quit.
  • Stay Away from Tobacco- This web site has a smoking quiz, guide to stop smoking, guide to stop using smokeless tobacco, help with cravings, secondhand smoke information, and tobacco and cancer fact sheets.
  • Sendero Smoking Cessation Program, Up In Smoke click here to read more

  • Sendero Asthma Prevention and Management Program

  • Asthma at a Glance
  • Asthma Action Plan
  • So You Have Asthma
  • Asthma Wallet Card
  • Asthma Treatment Plan
  • My Plate
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Clear Health Communication
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • The Flu
  • Sendero Asthma Prevention and Management Program Enrollment click here to sign up

  • Sendero Diabetes Prevention and Management Program

  • Keep your diabetes under control
  • Keep you heart and blood vessels healthy
  • Tasty recipes
  • Keep your mouth healthy
  • Tips for Clear Health Communication
  • The Flu
  • Keep your eyes healthy
  • Keep your feet and skin healthy
  • Depression and Diabetes
  • Faces of change
  • Keep your kidneys healthy
  • Keep your nervous system healthy
  • Diabetes Treatment Plan
  • Sendero Diabetes Prevention and Management Program Enrollment click here to sign up

Join US and Stop Smoking

We can help you stop smoking!

Free smoking cessation assessment and materials on how to quit smoking through the Up in Smoke (US) program. The US program includes information on referral service that link members to local and national resources.

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