CDPHP is so much more than a health insurance company. We’re on the ground in the community where you live, and we’re working to improve the lives and health of those in your neighborhoods, schools, and workplaces. Through our Charity of Choice program, employees can volunteer their time, talents, and resources to support one worthwhile charity each year. In addition, we sponsor the Workforce Team Challenge, health and fitness expos, health forums, and other community events that promote a healthy lifestyle.
We’re everywhere you are, in the Capital District and beyond. Won’t you join us?
Whether we like to admit it or not, we are living in a technology-crazed world. I knew I was in trouble when my not-even 2 year old learned how to scroll through Facebook on my iPhone! The good news is that we reside in an area where we can take kids to do many cool things that don’t involve media, including going to fun local parks and playgrounds. Not only is it a great way for kids to burn off energy, but they’re also free, and there’s bound to be one near you. continue reading →
Being a sports fan in upstate New York means that you have to travel a long distance to see teams in the four major sports leagues (baseball, basketball, football, and hockey).
Your favorite teams may be from the opposite ends of New York state, from New York City up to Buffalo. Maybe you cheer on a team that you backed when you were young, or from where you grew up (I’m looking at you, Boston and Philadelphia fans who now live in upstate New York).
Just because the teams you see on television aren’t right around the corner doesn’t mean you can’t find a great game or sporting event in upstate New York. Here’s a guide to some of the games, competitions, tournaments, and cool places to go for the true sports fan.
I spent 25 years practicing medicine as a cardiologist. During that time, I liked to believe that my patients listened when I recommended they lose weight or quit smoking, took their medications as prescribed, and for all intents and purposes, followed doctor’s orders.
As a physician, I liked to believe I was having an impact on the lives of my patients. And many times, I was. But I’ve been on the other side of the equation for a little more than 10 years now, and one of the things I’ve learned as a health plan CEO is that it’s often what happens outside the doctor’s office that has the biggest impact on a person’s health.
Quitting the gym isn’t normally a good thing – unless you quit the gym to join CDPHP Fitness Connect. For Lauren Bailey, quitting her paid, traditional gym and joining Fitness Connect not only gave her a better workout experience, it also saved her about $1,500 per year.
If winter has you or your family members going a little stir-crazy, take heart! Our community hosts a number of fun, sometimes wacky winter festivals that will help you embrace the season and the great outdoors, whether there’s snow on the ground or not.
Laura G. is learning the importance of taking care of her health.
When Laura met Ariffa Bevin, a Community Advocate at CDPHP, the two immediately started talking about the importance of getting routine care. Those conversations encouraged Laura to take the next steps to get healthier, including seeing a primary care doctor on a regular basis, who she trusts and likes going to see.