Teaming up to make a difference.
As the team’s official Health and Wellness partner and front of jersey sponsor, Anthem is working with the Roots to enhance the lives of our communities with a focus on health and wellness, mental and maternal health, food insecurities, education, and social justice.
Together, we pledge to jointly support efforts aimed at making a measurable impact through community outreach programs, anti-racist and justice projects, food drives, youth sports and coach development programs, exercise and health education programs, mental health initiatives, and much more.
Food as Medicine
Consistent access to nutritious food is vital for your health and well-being. Those who lack it are at higher risk for many health conditions, like high blood pressure, heart disease, and diabetes.
At Anthem, we believe that food is medicine. Food insecurity, the lack of consistent access to healthy, nutritious food, is one of the most commonly reported unmet health-related social needs in the United States, with 40 percent of households reporting moderate to high levels of food insecurity. Consistent access to nutritious food is an essential part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Foods that promote health
Whole foods have powerful benefits that can help you in countless ways. While eating fruits and vegetables is the easiest way to be healthy, here are some foods that are particularly good for you:
- Cruciferous vegetables (e.g., arugula, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, collards, kale, radishes, watercress)
- Fatty fish (e.g., herring, mackerel, salmon, sardines, trout, tuna)
- Green Tea
- Herbs (e.g., oregano, parsley, rosemary, sage)
- Olive Oil
- Spices (e.g., cayenne, cinnamon, garlic, ginger, peppermint, turmeric)
How to Take Care of your Mental Health
Taking care of your mind is as important as your body. If you or a loved one need mental health help, you can count on Anthem. Being a leader in behavioral health, we offer the largest network of providers across the state of California and the nation.
With an Anthem plan you can access expert, compassionate and confidential care, often at low or no extra cost, with no referrals required. Take advantage of a wide range of programs and services – online at anthem.com, on the phone, in person, or virtually on our Sydney Health app.
Caring and compassionate video visits
Whether you have an Anthem plan or not, you can take advantage of LiveHealthOnline, which offers private and secure video visits with behavioral health experts using a smartphone, tablet, or computer with a camera. Pricing varies depending upon your health plan. LiveHealthOnline is available at no cost for Anthem Medi-Cal members in California.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
If you or someone you know is experiencing a suicidal crisis or emotional distress, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The Lifeline provides free and confidential support 24 hours a day, seven days a week in the United States. To reach the Lifeline, call 1-800-273-8255 or 911 in case of emergency.
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