SALT LAKE CITY — To encourage healthy family lifestyles, Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah is partnering with the University of Utah Healthcare to sponsor a week of free health screenings, family activities and educational opportunities for the residents of Utah as part of Be Well Utah.
The week of health activities culminates with a free Be Well Family Health Fair at Stillwell Field at Fort Douglas Saturday, Sept. 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Utah Gov. Gary R. Herbert is expected to sign a declaration proclaiming September 13-18 Be Well Utah Week in recognition of the importance of promoting a happy and healthy lifestyle. The governor is expected to issue a formal declaration in support of the efforts to encourage residents to take responsibility for their individual health and to provide screenings and health education for state residents.
Be Well Utah will feature complimentary health screenings, presentations by health experts and healthy cooking demonstrations throughout the greater Salt Lake City area at various times throughout the week of Sept. 13-18. A schedule of events is available at http://healthcare.utah.edu/bewellutah/
The highlight of the week is a family oriented Be Well Family Health Fair at Stillwell Field. Admission is free to the event on Saturday, Sept. 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. that will include a KUED Kids’ Corner featuring Sid the Science Kid & Martha Speaks, as well as fun and healthy activities, a cooking demonstration, free healthy food and snacks and interactive wellness displays and screenings for the whole family and much more.
“Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah is absolutely committed to promoting healthy lifestyles among our employees, our members and the community,” said Robert A. Hatch, president of Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah. “We have seen through our own experience the positive impact healthy habits can have on individual and family well-being, as well as overall productivity for individuals and businesses. We are excited to sponsor Be Well Utah and to work with other wellness-focused organizations to improve the health of our community.”
About Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah
Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah is a leading health plan in Utah, with more than 325,000 members, offering health, life and dental insurance. Regence is the largest health insurer in the Northwest / Intermountain Region, serving nearly 2.5 million members as Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah, Regence BlueShield of Idaho, Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon and Regence BlueShield (selected counties in Washington). Each plan is a nonprofit independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Regence is committed to improving the health of our members and our communities, and to transforming our health care system. For more information, please visit www.regence.com or www.regence.com/RegenceUtah.