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Testimonials - Betty Daniels

experience as an OB/GYN, Dr. Betty Daniels has had her fair share of high-risk patients. Being a good doctor means knowing what those patients need in order to survive, even if that means doing things outside the normal plan of care. Dr. Daniels recalled the story of a patient with a history of a previous embolism. She knew this IEHP Member would need a higher level of care than what a community hospital could provide when it came time for delivery. Dr. Daniels requested a transfer to Loma Linda University Medical Center and IEHP agreed. “That’s what a patient advocate does,” said Dr. Daniels, who practices at two clinics operated by the Woman to Woman OB/GYN Medical Group. “And IEHP is one of the best patient advocates around.” From the commitment to help Providers decrease cesarean rates to the recent launch of a doula program, Dr. Daniels said she considers IEHP her partner in providing quality care to her patients. “I’m constantly impressed by IEHP’s initiatives because they’re always centered around quality and what’s best for the patient. I don’t see other health plans offering these types of solutions or resources,” she said. Dr. Daniels says her office staff especially appreciates IEHP’s timely authorization and referral process because it helps them get Members the medications and services they need – when they need it the most. Even the IEHP grievance process plays a role in improving quality since it addresses Member concerns and complaints. It can shed light on gaps in care or breakdowns in communication. And even if there are no issues to be found, at least patients know that they’re being listened to. “It makes patients feel good to know that their health plan cares about them,” she said.  

Healthcare Scholarship Fund - Our Scholars

group of students from the Inland Empire. More than 30 recipient students grew up in the Inland Empire and more than 50% are first generation medical students and grew up in low-income households. Through the scholarship fund, aspiring healthcare professionals will be guided through the system and connected to the health plan’s provider network. This allows students to pursue successful careers in healthcare immediately after graduation to help support the region’s growing population. Loma Linda University School of Medicine Inland Empire Medical Community Service Awardees Class of 2022 Ye Jin Jeon Ye Jin's Why: “I applied for the Inland Empire Medical Community Service Award because the goal and priority to expand access to care and healthcare provider options for the Southern California region aligns with my calling. As a child growing up in the San Bernardino County, I saw the economic disproportion within my own neighborhood, and this compelled me…God has led me pursue my medical career” Class of 2024 Edwin Choque Edwin's Why: “Simply put, my heart lies in the Inland Empire. This community of individuals have fostered me and loved me since I was a child and all I can hope is to pay that love and care forward. . . . My dream is to be on the front lines as a representative for these individuals who frequently become marginalized…” University of California, Riverside Dean's Mission Recipients Four Year Award Elizabeth Celaya-Ojeda Elizabeth's Why: “I want to work particularly with the underserved in this area because I truly believe that being a physician is a privilege and with that there is a responsibility to be an advocate for those who are facing health disparities. I am particularly interested in providing care to underserved Native American and Hispanic communities. Not many healthcare providers are aware of the disparities these two communities face and I want to be an advocate for them, especially in the Inland Empire.” Alfonso Parocua Alfonso's Why: “Growing up, my family lacked meaningful access to healthcare and relied on a local free clinic as our only means of interacting with a physician. Through my personal experience with the free clinic, I developed a passion for service to the underserved communities who lack meaningful access to basic healthcare amenities due to low socioeconomic status. I sought opportunities that would allow me to pay my gratitude forward by becoming part of the solution to healthcare disparities in Inland Southern California. Through my volunteer efforts in free clinics and other community involvement programs, I witnessed the passion and dedication that health care providers and volunteers in the area have towards the underserved community. This realization deepened my connection to Inland Southern California because I was reminded so much of the health care professionals that helped my family when they couldn't help themselves.” Two Year Award Cesar Fortuna Cesar's Why: “A San Bernardino native, I have had the opportunity to volunteer in my community as a Spanish language translator for free clinics. Most patients I have spoken with fell into the category of uninsured, underinsured, or undocumented. It became clear the extent of need in this region when I would translate to the providers that this was the first-time dozens of our patients had ever seen a medical professional; however, this wasn’t uncommon. To these patients and their stories, I thank them because they inspire me to pursue Emergency Medicine where I can become a valuable player in providing care, providing resources, or providing comfort.” Lavinia Mitroi Lavinia's Why: “My goal of pursuing a career at the intersection of medicine and public health is driven by a desire to put patients and communities at the center of our health care system in the U.S. This desire was sparked most poignantly by my own experiences as an IEHP patient growing up in the Inland Empire. As I prepare for a future career as a pediatrician in this region, I hope to serve as an advocate for children and families, providing direct health services but also creating systems change.” Armando Navarro Armando's Why: “The earliest memory of my grandfather is him telling me, “Mijo, tienes que aprender Español para ayudar tu comunidad, you have to learn how to speak Spanish to help your community”. These words were often repeated to me by my grandfather who lamented the fact that he only spoke Spanish. I witnessed the health disparities affecting my community; doctors who did not speak Spanish, parents who could not afford a trip to the doctors’ office, and a healthcare system that was not inclusive of my community’s culture. I have a duty to give back to a school, a community, that has given me so much.” Christ Ordookhanian Christ's Why: “I see the medical profession through the lens of an individual who had lived through challenging times and witnessed how one individual provider can make such and impact when their heart is in the right place. My dedication to our underserved community stems from that of a lifelong mission I have set for myself which is to ensure I give back to a community that I am deeply associated with, they are my founding roots in the United States, and I vow to be at the forefront of the next generation of physicians that care and give the underserved hope.” University of California, Riverside Dean's Mission Recipients Daphne Du Daphne's Why: “I spent most of my life in underprivileged areas and saw firsthand how difficult healthcare access could be through inadequate financial resources, transportation, or translation services. Thanks to this investment in my studies, there is less stress in my life. I can focus on my studies and eventually give back to the community by becoming a physician who will advocate for patients without meaningful access to health care.” Judith Gonzales Judith's Why: “As a first-generation college student, there have always been many barriers in my path to higher education. I am the eldest daughter of an immigrant family, and it is truly an honor to be able to reach this point in my education and in my career, and to give back to my parents who have sacrificed so much for me and my sisters. Growing up in an underserved community showed me the long-lasting impacts of health inequities and strengthened my resolve to pursue a career in medicine. Working in the Inland Empire, I hope to not only address, but actively work towards combating the health inequity present in our communities.” Jordan Hough Jordan's Why: “Despite disadvantages encountered when living in a low-income community, I am grateful for the privilege I had in meeting physicians dedicated to their practice and willing to share that love through mentorship. These individuals have served as exemplary medical professionals and have encouraged me to follow in their footsteps. As a future physician, I aspire to empathetically care for patients by allowing my past experiences to enhance my understanding of their needs. I also plan to incorporate teaching into patient care by presenting opportunities for students to shadow and be mentored for a career in medicine.” Diana Martinez Diana's Why: “I am the daughter of Mexican Immigrants and grew up in Compton, California where I unfortunately was quickly desensitized to violence and was able to tell the difference between a firework and a gun shot. My mother had to travel a significant distance to ensure we had adequate healthcare. Despite these conditions, my parents always stressed education and did their best to give me what I needed. These life circumstances ignited my passion to serve those in disadvantaged communities, which I interacted with throughout my educational career. The Inland Empire Health Program Scholarship means I can achieve my dream –by practicing medicine in a community that deserves adequate, equitable, and accessible healthcare. I will serve as a bilingual physician in the Inland Empire that can serve families like my own and many more.”

Latest News - IEHP Leaders Honored with LLU Alumnus of the Year Awards

ommunity Behavioral Health Amrita Rai were each named Alumnus of the Year by their respective departments at Loma Linda University (LLU) for their promotion of the vision and purposes of their alma mater along with their contributions to the community.  Pham earned his master’s degree with an emphasis in healthcare administration from LLU’s School of Public Health. At IEHP, Pham develops and executes IEHP’s strategy system to advance the health plan’s mission and achieve its bold 2030 vision: we will not rest until our communities enjoy optimal care and vibrant health. In this work, Pham constantly seeks new ways for IEHP to better serve the community and its most vulnerable residents. “We were pleased to honor Mr. Thomas Pham with the SPH Alumnus of the Year Award at our 2022 commencement ceremony. His notable contributions as part of IEHP to the health and well-being of the Inland Empire communities reflect our vision for healthy people living in resilient communities supported by equitable systems of health,” said Dr. Helen Hopp Marshak, LLU Dean, School of Public Health. Honored by LLU’s School of Behavioral Health, Rai graduated with a master’s degree in social work. In her current role at IEHP, Rai actively leads both community and statewide initiatives in improving access to mental health services, including the Student Behavioral Health Incentive Program.  “Amrita Rai received the 2022 Alumni of the Year award at the graduation services of the Loma Linda University School of Behavioral Health for her unwavering commitment to servant leadership and the delivery of equitable behavioral health services for the most vulnerable populations throughout the Inland Empire,” said Dr. Beverly Buckles, LLU Dean, School of Behavioral Health.  Rai also shares her expertise and passion at various speaking engagements throughout the year, inspiring awareness and continued improvement of the development and delivery of behavioral health services.  “The transformational work Thomas and Amrita have done in their respective areas is a true testament to their love for the Inland Empire community. Active contributions and engagement from team members like Thomas and Amrita make IEHP’s commitment to heal and inspire the human spirit possible, and we are grateful for their service,” said Jarrod McNaughton, IEHP Chief Executive Officer. 

Latest News - IEHP’s Women in Leadership Engage with Local Students

articipated in Chaffey College’s Center for Culture and Social Justice Panel titled, “Celebrating Women in Healthcare Leadership,” which educated students of the current roles and contributions made to healthcare by women in the Inland Empire. The panel, conducted over Zoom, included several IEHP leaders, including Susie White, Chief Operating Officer; Dr. Priya Batra, Senior Medical Director for Family and Community Health; Shelly LaMaster, Director of Integrated Care; and Anna Wang, General Counsel.  “The event was wonderful and hearing from IEHP’s women leaders was impactful for all who attended,” said Dr. Leticia Romo, Chaffey College’s Director of Student Equity and Engagement. “We had the opportunity to hear real and authentic stories, wisdom, and encouragement.  Our students learned about mentorship, management responsibilities, leadership development, and overcoming imposter syndrome.  We definitely look forward to connecting with the IEHP leaders in the future.” The panel also provided students with stories about their own educational journey and career background and offered advice for future healthcare leaders. “Our work as a community-based health plan goes well beyond traditional health services,” said White. “It also includes making sure the next generation of leaders are equipped with the necessary support, tools and information to make even greater contributions to the healthcare space in the future.” In 2020, the health plan launched a Healthcare Scholarship Fund, partnering with Loma Linda University Medical School, University of California Riverside, and California University of Science and Medicine, to help remove the barrier of debt for local medical students and develop a growing workforce for healthcare professionals to care for the Inland Empire’s growing Medi-Cal population. In addition, amid the pandemic, IEHP provided internships to local public health students at Claremont Graduate University and Western University of Health Sciences to assist in developing program curricula at the plan’s Community Resource Centers.   “Sharing knowledge and guidance with Inland Empire learners just entering the health care workforce is another way we can positively impact health and wellness,” said Dr. Priya Batra, IEHP’s Senior Medical Director for Family and Community Health. “Supporting the advancement of diverse health care professionals will help us achieve vibrant health in our region.”  

Latest News - ‘Hope is Alive’ Community Partnership Video PSA Earns 22 Health Care Advertising Awards

lan (IEHP), SAC Health (SACHS), Loma Linda University Health (LLUH), Ezra Productions and St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church (St. Paul AME) in San Bernardino has earned a total of 22 health care advertising awards.  Awards range from Merit, Bronze, Silver, Gold and Best of Show across organizations, including Healthcare AdAwards, Aster Awards, the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (Viddy Awards), American Advertising Federation’s Inland Empire Chapter and Telly Awards.  Aimed to provide education and resources to the region’s Black and Hispanic populations – who have the lowest COVID-19 vaccination rates and the highest virus and hospitalization rates – the partnership began in 2021 as a way for IEHP to reach and inform these community members.  “COVID hit Black and Brown communities like ours the hardest,” said St. Paul African American Methodist Episcopal Church (St. Paul AME) Pastor Steven D. Shepard Sr. “We often get looked over because we don’t have the assets or the finances that others have in their community.” With limited health care access and historical fears of modern medicine, community organizations knew that to save lives, they’d need to meet their residents where they were and provide them with trusted information, support and encouragement to get a COVID-19 vaccine. United With A Purpose The collaboration included gathering resources across IEHP, LLUH and SACH to organize COVID-19 vaccine clinics, grocery distribution events and community outreach in a familiar place: St. Paul AME Church. This work represented the shared goals for IEHP’s community partnerships with outreach and health services teams – all in support of the organization’s Mission: “We heal and inspire the human spirit.” Ezra Productions – through close collaboration with IEHP’s marketing-communication team for this inspiring story – captured the joint efforts, producing “Hope is Alive.” The public service announcement video served as a platform for the community and members of St. Paul AME Church to share their experiences about COVID-19, including acknowledging fears associated with the vaccine and the need for continued community collaboration. “We grew up not trusting anything the government wanted to give us,” said a St. Paul AME Church member, who sat next to her daughter during the interview. “I was born blind; I’m the product of the Tuskegee Experiment.” “I turned to her and said, ‘You know, it’s [the vaccine clinic] at the church and it’s with IEHP?’ and that’s when she said, ‘Sign me up,’” said the member’s daughter.  “To drive change forward, people need to be met right where they are,” said IEHP Chief Medical Officer Dr. Takashi Wada. “Heartfelt outreach, listening and partnering with trusted organizations in our community are key to making that happen. We’re grateful to continue developing and pouring into award-winning collaborations that enable us to care and support our Members in a way that makes sense to who they are as individuals.” Documenting the power of empathy, outreach and community support, “Hope is Alive” was judged by national panels who scored thousands of entries based on creativity, quality, message effectiveness, consumer appeal, graphic design and impact.  To learn more about IEHP, visit IEHP.org. Click here to watch the “Hope is Alive” video,  

Latest News - IEHP Welcomes New Chief Information Officer

ion Officer. In this role, Vinil will provide leadership for the overall information technology architecture, as well as the design, development, implementation, and support of IEHP’s systems. Vinil joins IEHP most recently from Health New England, where he served as the Chief Information and Technology Officer and was responsible for managing a unique portfolio and elevating the role of technology from a supportive function to a strategic partner that played a major part in the growth of the organization.  Vinil also developed and executed an end-to-end operational roadmap for sales, underwriting and accounting. In addition, he rearchitected and streamlined production support and application development operations to bring stability, predictability, and optimizations to the organization. Prior to his role at Health New England, Vinil served as vice president, digital transformation officer at AIG in New York. While in this role, he led a $50M global digital transformation initiative, which included migration and consolidation of digital properties from 140 countries around the world. Vinil holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Bay Path University in Longmeadow, Massachusetts and is eager to join IEHP, “I look forward to joining the team and helping fulfill the IEHP mission through collaboration, innovation, and strategic support.  There are no limits to what we can achieve for the members, providers, employees, and community when we work together”. “Vinil will make an excellent addition to the team and we are so excited to bring him on board,” said IEHP Chief Executive Officer Jarrod McNaughton. “Vinil’s experience and expertise in the field will support our efforts to enhance the effectiveness of the remarkable work IEHP does every day in an effort to heal and inspire the human spirit.”

Latest News - Community Gardens Nourish with Food, Fish and Fellowship

at involves fish – are providing access to fresh fruits and vegetables for neighbors facing food insecurity. For the last year, Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) has worked closely with community partners to support these gardens, including an inspiring collaboration with Music Changing Lives (MCL) Chief Executive Officer Josiah Bruny, to bring a new community garden to San Bernardino.  Located on the corner of Electric Avenue and North 40th Street in San Bernardino – once one of the largest dumping sites in the city – the land has been transformed into MCL’s Urban Garden. In addition to addressing food insecurity, the garden aims to provide a safe space where neighbors can come together to learn, exercise, eat, explore, relax and have fun. Home to Soulful Sunday events every fourth Sunday of the month, local residents are invited to visit the garden for gardening workshops and various volunteer opportunities, while enjoying music, food and more. Information on Soulful Sunday events can be found on MCL’s Facebook page.  “The best part about this project is that it’s all led by the community,” said Bruny. “Working together, we can bring more love to the region and those who need it most. We look forward to leveling up in our efforts to make the Inland Empire a better place for us all.” In addition to sponsorship, IEHP supports the garden by providing volunteers through the company’s team member Helping Hearts program and Health Education team. Volunteers work alongside program leaders pulling weeds, planting trees, spreading mulch, building garden beds and irrigating crops.  “Through the right partnerships, compassion and drive to heal and inspire the human spirit, these gardens are thriving and bringing a diversity of wellness opportunities to our neighbors,” said IEHP Senior Community Health Director Cesar Armendariz. “We appreciate the love Music Changing Lives has for the Inland Empire and the people who live here and look forward to continuing to plant and harvest more gardens for a healthier community.” The health plan also provided sponsorship to “Jardín Comunitario de la Salud” – Spanish for “Community Garden of Health” – to help support a large aquaponics garden at the Loma Linda University Health SACHS clinic in San Bernardino.  The first of its kind in the Inland Empire, the garden is home to a large quantity of fish that work symbiotically, nourishing garden beds and working to create food that can be harvested and consumed by the community.  Gardens are located in Rancho Cucamonga, Ontario, Jurupa, Perris and San Bernardino. For more information on local community gardens, visit: riversidefoods.org.   

Latest News - Poverty Symposium Hosted at IEHP Headquarters

, Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) hosted Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County’s (CAPSBC) fourth annual 2022 Poverty Symposium Friday, July 29 at its headquarters.  The event gathered elected officials, policy makers and community leaders to share innovative solutions that tackle poverty-related issues in the county. The symposium also included a keynote address from University of California Riverside’s Professor of Public Policy, David Brady, and panel presentations comprised of experts from the housing industry, youth providers and more.  “We are so grateful for the IEHP team’s hospitality in allowing us to host this year’s Poverty Symposium at their facilities,” said Xiomara Henriquez-Ortega, Administrative Support Manager.   “Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County values our long-term partnership with IEHP, and we appreciate their continued support to help us further our mission of helping people and changing lives. This event was an important component of our advocacy efforts to impact change in our communities, and it is a collective effort we are working on with our key partners.”  IEHP’s 400,000-square-foot Atrium building is no stranger to hosting positive, impactful events. In addition to being a home base for more than 2,800 IEHP employees, the ENERGY STAR® certified facility has served internal team members, industry professionals and the community for celebrations and in great times of need.  Past events at the Atrium have included the health plan’s annual Mission Conference, innovative health information technology showcases, COVID-19 personal protective equipment distributions, super vaccine clinics and more.  “Events like the CAPSBC Poverty Symposium stimulate critical discussions and connections that move our communities forward,” said IEHP Senior Director of Community Health Cesar Armendariz. “We are extremely grateful for our strong partnership with CAPSBC and the great work they do and look forward to hosting future collaborations with our many community partners at our beautiful Atrium site as we work together to heal and inspire the human spirit.” 

Latest News - IEHP Launches Campaigns to Increase Vaccine Rates in the Inland Empire

e Health Plan (IEHP) has organized a series of educational campaigns, community partnerships and stakeholder collaborations to provide access and educational support to unvaccinated residents. According to state data, Black and Hispanic communities and Medi-Cal Members rank among the lowest in vaccination rates in Riverside and San Bernardino counties. In addition, case rates for COVID-19 positive patients in the region continue to dramatically fluctuate, posing ongoing uncertainty and risk. “The COVID-19 vaccine is the most ‘certainty’ we’ve had in fighting this virus,” said Dr. Takashi Wada, IEHP Chief Medical Officer. “While it is possible to be vaccinated and still contract the virus, data shows the vaccine has been incredibly effective in reducing the impacts of the virus, thus reducing hospitalizations and deaths. That’s why receiving the vaccine is so critical.” Since the roll out of the vaccine, IEHP has participated in several pop-up vaccine events, including a partnership with Loma Linda University Health (LLUH) and SAC Health System (SACHS), to organize a COVID-19 vaccine clinic at St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church (St. Paul AME) in San Bernardino, a prominent place of worship for the county’s Black Community. With additional funding coming from the state Medi-Cal COVID-19 Vaccination Incentive Program,  IEHP will continue to develop partnerships with the counties, community-based organizations, schools and churches to get innovate and craft additional actions to improve vaccination rates.  IEHP will also be developing an incentive program to encourage IEHP network providers to increase the rates of COVID vaccination.   “We understand the fears of those who chose to remain unvaccinated, and we want to empower these individuals by meeting them in familiar spaces, equipping them with facts, information and opportunities to receive their vaccine,” added Wada. “Familiarity and trust are a large part of making that decision, and we’re grateful to partner with community leaders and organizations to continue building that trust.” Last month, IEHP also partnered with sister plan L.A. Care to launch an educational campaign with the help of award-winning actor Jaime Camil, known for his work on The CW’s Jane the Virgin and Disney’s Coco. The effort included Instagram Live events, PSAs and billboards that will run in the weeks to come.  “In addition to battling the pandemic, we’re also battling a bit of an info-demic,” said Jarrod McNaughton, IEHP Chief Executive Officer. “Providing our communities with factual, honest information about the vaccine in a way that relates to them personally, can make all the difference. Health care is incredibly personal, and we’re grateful to work with such an esteemed group of partners to ensure that our most vulnerable residents are equipped with all they need to enjoy optimal care and vibrant health.” The health plan will continue to serve San Bernardino County as a super vaccination site, hosting a clinic in their Rancho Cucamonga headquarters, with plans to expand operations with additional community health partners in the near future. To learn more, visit sbcovid19.com/vaccine.  

Provider Resources - Health and Wellness

and achieve health goals. IEHP’s Health & Wellness Programs help Members learn how to manage their health and make healthy lifestyle changes. You can refer your IEHP Members to these programs anytime by logging into the Secure Provider Website and completing the Health Education Program Request Form. Health Resources Kids and Teens Managing Your Illness Pregnancy and Postpartum Senior Health Weight Management Health & Wellness Brochures and Handouts Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) offers many Wellness Programs that focus on the health and well-being of our Members. All of our programs are free, join us at our next session and learn ways to stay healthy.  Get information on important health topics through our health education brochures and handouts: Controlling Asthma (PDF) Diabetes. What's next? (PDF) Eat Healthy, Feel Better (PDF) Fever in Children (PDF) Flu Decision Guide (PDF) Flu Shot (PDF) High Blood Pressure (PDF) Immunizations - English (PDF) Immunizations - Spanish (PDF) Immunizations - Chinese (PDF) Immunizations - Vietnamese (PDF) PAP and HPV Tests: What to Expect (PDF) Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) - Live the Life You Love Format: Online (small group) Duration: One year Ages: 18 years and over This online year-long lifestyle change program helps you make real changes that last.  During the first 6 months, you will meet weekly with a small online group to learn how to make healthy choices into your life. In the second 6 months, you will meet monthly to practice what you have learned. No person is alike, so the program will be tailored to meet your needs and honor your customs and values. You will also be paired with a health coach for one year to help you set your goals, such as how to: Eat healthier Add physical activity into your daily life Reduce stress Improve problem-solving and coping skills Studies have shown that those who finish the program can lose weight and prevent Type 2 Diabetes. Small changes can have big results! Let's start living the best version of you and living the life you love. Find out if you qualify! Click here to visit the Skinny Gene Project online, or Call Skinny Gene Project at (909) 922- 0022, Monday - Friday 8am – 5pm., or Email hello@skinnygeneproject.org For Providers DPP Rx Pad (PDF) Educational Resources 2021 Population Needs Assessment (PNA) Report IEHP’s Population Needs Assessment (PNA) identifies Member health status and behaviors, Member health education priorities, cultural/linguistics needs, health disparities, and gaps in service related to these issues. The findings of the PNA may help Providers better understand and serve our Members. For questions, please contact IEHP Health Education Department at healthed@iehp.org 2021 Population Needs Assessment (PNA) Report Loving Support Program IEHP supports and sponsors the Loving Support Program that is run by Riverside University Health System (RUHS). Loving Support is a program committed to helping mothers achieve their breastfeeding goals. This service offers help and support with the first days at home, return to work, support groups, and timely answers to challenges nursing mothers face. Members can directly contact the Loving Support 24/7 Helpline at 888-451-2499. No referral is necessary. English and Spanish-speaking certified lactation specialists and Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs) are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to answer questions. Messages are recorded after hours and promptly addressed. Member Education Resources The following websites are good sources of easy-to-read patient information that can be downloaded, printed, or ordered. By clicking on these links, you will be leaving the IEHP website.  RESOURCE  DESCRIPTION Medline Plus A service of the US National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. Easy to read information and audio tutorials on many health topics in English and Spanish. Topics are available in multiple languages. Food and Drug Administration - Office of Women's Health Easy-to-read handouts in English, Spanish and other languages on nutrition, diabetes, depression, and other topics related to women’s health. Learning About Diabetes, Inc. Easy to read “Handouts and Visual Aids” in color on diabetes care and nutrition to help patients eat the right foods to control blood sugar. Weight Control Information Network An extensive list of health education materials about healthy weight and physical activity in English and Spanish. Materials can be printed or ordered. Health Information Translations Easy-to-read educational handouts on many health topics and in multiple languages.   You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader 6.0 or later to view the PDF files. You can download a free copy by clicking here.

Special Programs - Tobacco Cessation Services

acco Cessation Services   Provider Education Resources Smoking Cessation Resources - Help your patients quit Tobacco The CDC's Brief Tobacco Intervention ASK In a caring manner, at each visit, ...if your patients use tobacco If they do not, congratulate them If they do, proceed to next step ADVISE Patients who use tobacco to consider quitting. Tobacco products can lead to health problems such as...  Heart and Lung Disease Diabetes Stroke Ongoing infections and colds Cancer People exposed to secondhand smoke can also experience these health problems REFER If the patient is interested in quitting, connect them to KICK IT CA and any other local resource (below) Prescribe medications (if appropriate) Congratulate your patient on the decision to quit If patient is not ready to quit, user personalized motivational messages to encourage quitting. Let them know you are here when they are ready. Kick it CA How it works:  Patient will receive services from a Coach that has undergone rigorous training & apprenticeships, participates in weekly monitoring and case reviews, and attend continuing education courses on cultural competency. To enroll, patients can call, chat, or complete an online web form. The patient will then receive a Kick-Off call to collect their basic information and find out what they are trying to quit. Right after kick-off, coaching begins. The patient will receive clinically sound motivational interviewing. The coach will help patient put together a quit plan and set a quit date. The patient will then receive check-ins at times they are most susceptible to relapse. The coach will see if their quit-plan is working and help them modify as needed. Phone Number:  English - 1 (800) 300-8086 Spanish - 1 (800) 600-8191 Website: KICKITCA.ORG Text:  For English: Text "Quit Smoking" or "Quit Vaping" to 66819 For Spanish: Mande "Dejar de Fumar" o "No Vapear" to 66819 Other Smoking Cessation Resources: Link to Resources on Member page: https://iehp.org/en/members/healthy-living?target=smoking-cessation Resources in the Inland Empire: Connect IE Information and Training for Providers: http://www.CAquits.com https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/ Local Tobacco Control Projects: Tobacco Free San Bernardino County: https://healthcollaborative.org/SBCTobaccoControl/ Tobacco Free Riverside County: https://www.rivcotcp.org/ (Back to Tobacco Cessation Services Menu) Tobacco Cessation Services By clicking on these links, you may be leaving the IEHP website. Training: Comprehensive Tobacco Cessation Services for Medi-Cal Members (PDF) The Smoking Cessation Leadership Center's (SCLC): Recordings Available for CME/CE Credit Kick it CA Education, Training and Technical Assistance: https://kickitca.org/health-professionals 5 Major Steps to Intervention: http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/clinicians-providers/guidelines-recommendations/tobacco/5steps.html Tobacco Cessation CPT Codes for Identification ACA Facts Sheets and Resources (American Lung Association): https://www.lung.org/policy-advocacy/healthcare-lung-disease/healthcare-policy/affordable-care-act-tobacco Helpline: https://kickitca.org/ (also available in Spanish, Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese)  https://kickitca.org/health-professionals https://kickitca.myshopify.com/collections/all Continuing Medical Education California courses offered through UC Schools of Medicine: https://cmecalifornia.com/Education.aspx Tip: Use key word in search: Tobacco Cessation Centers for Disease Control Coverage for Tobacco Use Cessation Treatments: https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/quit_smoking/cessation/coverage/ Patients Not Ready to Make a Quit Attempt Now (The “5 R’s”): http://www.ahrq.gov/sites/default/files/wysiwyg/professionals/clinicians-providers/guidelines-recommendations/tobacco/5rs.pdf Smokefree.gov: https://smokefree.gov/help-others-quit/health-professionals University of California San Francisco’s Smoking Cessation Leadership Center’s Tools and Resources: https://smokingcessationleadership.ucsf.edu/ USPSTF-Tobacco Smoking Cessation in Adults, Including Pregnant Women: Behavioral and Pharmacotherapy Interventions: https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/index.php/recommendation/tobacco-use-in-adults-and-pregnant-women-counseling-and-interventions USPSTF-Tobacco Use in Children and Adolescents: Primary Care Interventions: https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/recommendation/tobacco-and-nicotine-use-prevention-in-children-and-adolescents-primary-care-interventions (Back to Tobacco Cessation Services Menu) You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader 6.0 or later to view the PDF files. You can download a free copy by clicking here.

COVID-19 - Testing Locations

provider, and receive treatment for COVID-19 – all in one place at a Test to Treat site.  If you have a medical condition which makes you more likely to get very sick from COVID-19, you may be eligible to receive treatments.  Adults and Children over the age of 12 can receive treatments, but treatment must be started as soon as possible and within 5 days of symptom onset. Click here for more information on the COVID-19 Test to Treat Program.  Walgreens Test to Treat Program  Select Walgreens pharmacies are now dispensing oral antivirals for the treatment of COVID-19.  Eligible members must have a valid prescription from their healthcare provider. Walgreens offers a variety of delivery options, like same day or free 2-day delivery. Most prescriptions are eligible for Same Day Delivery.  Click here for more information. FREE at-home COVID-19 tests Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order one free COVID-19 test kit, which includes four at-home tests. The tests are completely free. Click here to order your free at-home tests from USPS.  Effective 2/1/22, Medi-Cal Members can receive at-home COVID-19 tests from a Medi-Cal enrolled pharmacy. California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) will cover up to 8 test kits per month per member. For information on which test kits are covered or if you need assistance with a prescription, please ask your Doctor or your Pharmacist. Medi-Cal Members will be reimbursed for at-home test kits purchased between March 11, 2021, and January 31, 2022, by DHCS the cost (with a receipt) using the process outlined here. San Bernardino County-facilitated testing sites will offer free at-home COVID-19 tests kits to people who live, work, or attend school in San Bernardino County (proof of residency or employment required). Click here to find a list of county-facilitated testing sites. Testing If you believe you are at risk for COVID-19, you can get COVID-19 screening and testing at the sites below.   IEHP covers provider-ordered tests, regardless of whether it’s PCR, rapid, at-home, etc. If your doctor orders the test for you, IEHP will cover the cost of the test. Your provider is required to bill IEHP directly for these tests.  IEHP does NOT reimburse Members who choose to pay for COVID tests that are not ordered by a provider.  Riverside County COVID-19 Testing Sites Banning Banning Family Care Center 3055 W. Ramsey, Banning Schedule an Appointment Beaumont Beaumont Women's Club 306 E 6th St., Beaumont, 92223 Call (888) 634-1123 Schedule an Appointment Borrego Health Multiple Locations Available Click here for information on COVID-19 sites in your area. Cathedral City Plaza Rio Vista Kiosk 67908 Vista Chino, Cathedral City Schedule an Appointment Coachella Our Lady of Soledad 52525 Oasis Palm Ave., Coachella Schedule an Appointment Coachella TODEC Legal Center COVID Testing 1560 6th St., Coachella Schedule an Appointment Corona Corona Community Health Center 2813 S. Main St., Corona Schedule an Appointment Corona Unicare Community Health Center 107 N. MicKinley St., Corona Call (909) 457-3603 CVS MinuteClinic Multiple Locations Available* Schedule an Appointment Hours vary by location Desert Hot Springs Henry V. Lozano Community Center 12800 West Arroyo, Desert Hot Springs Schedule an Appointment Indio Indio Fleet Services 82775 Plaza Ave., Indio Schedule an Appointment Indio Old Amistad High School 44801 Golf Center Pkwy, Indio Schedule an Appointment Jurupa Avalon Park Community Center 2500 Avalon St., Jurupa Schedule an Appointment La Quinta La Quinta Wellness Center 78450 Avenida La Fonda, La Quinta Schedule an Appointment Lake Elsinore The Outlets at Lake Elsinore Testing 17600 Collier Ave., Suite J-195 Parking Lot, Lake Elsinore Schedule an Appointment Moreno Valley Moreno Valley Family Care Center 23520 Cactus Ave., Moreno Valley Schedule an Appointment Moreno Valley Cottonwood Golf Center 13671 Frederick St., Moreno Valley Schedule an Appointment Moreno Valley Moreno Valley Kiosk 14075 Frederick St., Moreno Valley M-F 10am - 6:30pm Schedule an Appointment Moreno Valley Riverside University Health System Medical Center 26520 Cactus Ave., Moreno Valley M-F 10am - 6:30pm Schedule an Appointment Murrieta California Oaks Center Trailer 40565 California Oaks Rd., Murrieta Schedule an Appointment Palm Desert UCR Palm Desert Campus 75080 Frank Sinatra Dr., Palm Desert Schedule an Appointment Palm Springs Palm Springs Convention Center 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs Schedule an Appointment Perris Perris' City Council Chamber 101 N D St., Perris Schedule an Appointment Perris Perris Community Health Center 308 E. San Jacinto Ave., Perris Schedule an Appointment Perris Rapid Care Enterprises 126 Avocado Ave. Ste 102, Perris Call (951) 490-4910 Mon-Fri | 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Sat-Sun | 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. Costs may be associated with this site Rite Aid Pharmacy Multiple Locations Available* Schedule an Appointment Mon-Fri | 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Sat-Sun | 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Riverside Jurupa Valley Family Care Center 8876 Mission Blvd., Riverside Schedule an Appointment Riverside Riverside City Hall Kiosk (test only) 3900 Main St., Riverside Schedule an Appointment Riverside Riverside Neighborhood Health Clinic 7140 Indiana Ave., Riverside Schedule an Appointment Riverside La Sierra Park Drive Through (test only) 5272 Mitchell Ave., Riverside Schedule an Appointment Temecula Vail Ranch Center Kiosk 31699 Temecula Pkwy., Temecula Schedule an Appointment For more information on COVID-19 testing sites in Riverside County, please visit the Riverside County Public Health website. San Bernardino County COVID-19 Testing Sites Adelanto Adelanto Health Center 11336 Bartlett Ave., Ste. 11, Adelanto Call (800) 722-4777 Apple Valley James A. Woody Community Center 13467 Navajo Rd., Apple Valley Schedule an Appointment Barstow Barstow Adult School 720 E. Main St., Barstow Schedule an Appointment Big Bear Big Bear Health Center 477 Summit Blvd., Big Bear Lake Schedule an Appointment Barstow Barstow Health Center 303 E. Mountain View St., Barstow Call (800) 722-4777 Bloomington Kessler Park COVID-19 Testing Bus 18401 Jurupa Ave., Bloomington Schedule an Appointment Borrego Health Multiple Locations Available Click here for information on COVID-19 sites in your area. Chino CVUSD Chino Valley Adult School 12970 3rd St., Chino Schedule an Appointment Chino Lani City Medical 4036 Grand Ave., Suite A, Chino (909) 465-5000 Schedule an Appointment Colton Arrowhead Regional Medical Center 400 N. Pepper Ave., Colton Call (855) 422-8029 Colton Colton Urgent Care Center 1181 N. Mt. Vernon Ave., Colton Colton Urgent Care Center Online Check-In Colton Gonzales Community Center 670 Colton Ave., Colton Schedule an Appointment Colton Unicare Community Health Center 308 N. La Cadena Dr., Colton Call (909) 457-3603 CVS Multiple Locations Available Schedule an Appointment Fontana Jessie Turner Health & Fitness Community Center 15556 Summit Ave., Fontana Schedule an Appointment Fontana West Point Medical Center 7774 Cherry Ave., Fontana Call (909) 355-1296, option 1 Hesperia Hesperia Health Center 16453 Bear Valley Rd., Hesperia Call (800) 722-4777 Joshua Tree Community Center 6171 Sunburst St., Joshua Tree Schedule an Appointment Loma Linda Loma Linda Senior Center 25571 Barton Rd., Loma Linda Schedule an Appointment Montclair Montclair Kid's Station - COVID Testing Bus 4985 Richton St., Montclair Schedule an Appointment Montclair Montclair Place - Moreno St. Market Food Court 5060 N. Montclair Plaza Ln., 2nd Floor, Ste. 2138 Schedule an Appointment Ontario Drive-Through COVID Clinic 2500 E. Airport Dr., Ontario Schedule an Appointment Ontario Drive-Through COVID Clinic 1 Mills Circle, Ontario Schedule an Appointment Ontario Ontario Health Center 150 E. Holt Blvd., Ontario Call (800) 722-4777 Ontario Parktree Community Health Center 2680 E. Riverside Dr., Ontario Call (909) 630-7927 Ontario Unicare Community Health Center 437 N. Euclid Ave., Ontario Call (909) 988-2555 Rancho Cucamonga Lani City Medical 1398 Kenyon Way, Suite J, Rancho Cucamonga (909) 727-3911 Schedule an Appointment Rancho Cucamonga RC Family Resource Center 9791 Arrow Rte., Rancho Cucamonga Schedule an Appointment Rancho Cucamonga Terra Vista Town Center - Theater Parking Lot COVID Testing Bus 10701 Town Center Dr., Rancho Cucamonga Schedule an Appointment Rancho Cucamonga West Point Medical Center 8520 Archibald Ave., St B., Rancho Cucamonga Call (909) 481-3909, option 1 Redlands Redlands Urgent Care Center 301 W. Redlands Blvd., Redlands Redlands Urgent Care Center Online Check-In Rialto Carl Johnson Center 214 N. Palm Ave., Rialto Schedule an Appointment Rite-Aid Pharmacy Multiple Locations Available Schedule an Appointment San Bernardino Court Street Square 349 N East St., San Bernardino Event Dates: March 3, 17 and 31 Schedule an Appointment San Bernardino Department of Public Health COVID-19 Testing Bus 172 W. 3rd St., San Bernardino Schedule an Appointment San Bernardino Drive-Through COVID Clinic 500 Inland Center Dr, San Bernardino Schedule an Appointment San Bernardino Premier Urgent Care Centers of California 284 E. Highland Ave., San Bernardino Daily | 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. San Bernardino SAC Health System 250 S. G St., San Bernardino Call (909) 771-2911 T/W/F | 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. San Bernardino San Bernardino Health Center 606 E. Mill St., San Bernardino Call (800) 722-4777 San Bernardino West Point Medical Center 1800 Medical Center Dr., St. 99, San Bernardino Call (909) 880-6400, option 1 Twentynine Palms Twentynine Palms - Patriotic Hall 5885 Luckie Ave., Twentynine Palms Schedule an Appointment Upland Advanced Medical & Urgent Care Center 974 W. Foothill., Upland Call (909) 981-2273 Mon-Fri | 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Upland Landecena Community Building 1325 San Bernardino Rd., Upland Schedule an Appointment Victorville Drive-Through COVID Clinic 14400 Bear Valley Dr., Victorville Schedule an Appointment Victorville Green Tree Golf Course Banquet Room 14144 Green Tree Blvd., Victorville Schedule an Appointment Victorville Victor Valley College 65 Mojave Fish Hatchery Rd., Victorville Portables located behind Construction Technology Building 65 Schedule an Appointment Walgreens Multiple Locations Available Schedule an Appointment Yucaipa 7th Street Pool 12385 7th St., Yucaipa Schedule an Appointment Yucca Valley Yucca Valley Community Center COVID-19 Testing Bus 57090 Twentynine Palms Highway, Yucca Valley Schedule an Appointment Yucaipa Yucaipa Urgent Care Center 33494 Oak Glen Rd., Yucaipa Yucaipa Urgent Care Center Online Check-In For more information on COVID-19 testing sites in San Bernardino County, please visit the San Bernardino County COVID Testing Sites.

Testimonials - Scott Gary

ct training to work at IEHP? “It’s all about the mission,” said Scott Gary, a lead instructional designer in Learning & Development who served 10 years in the Army. “That’s what’s most important. That’s what motivates you.” A shared IEHP mission enables Team Members to focus on a common goal and work toward achieving it together. It also emphasizes collaboration rather than competition – unlike other corporate workplaces. Scott says that spirit of collaboration also fosters true employee engagement. It’s one of the main reasons why he enjoys works at IEHP. “The culture here is really unique,” Scott said. “The emphasis on a work-life balance shows that our leaders care about our well-being and that makes you feel good about what you do here. You feel valued.” High engagement is an important driver of quality as well, he added.  If a quality issue or concern is raised, the immediate question that comes after that is, “How can we do better?” He credits that responsiveness and dedication to a supportive and engaged team culture. “In my work with other departments, I see firsthand how committed Team Members are to improving quality and to their best,” Gary said. “It’s because they care.”

Managing Your Illness - Diabetes

thy lives.  Although having diabetes can put you at risk for serious health problems, there is a lot you can do to stay well and delay or prevent any complications. The Diabetes Self-Management Workshop is for people with type 2 diabetes and their relatives or that need information on diabetes self-management.  Diabetes Self-Management Workshop Format: Group Duration: 6 weeks (2 hours per workshop) Ages: Any age if diagnosed with type 2 diabetes (anyone under 18 years old must be accompanied by parent or guardian) Participants have the opportunity to ask questions, offer comments, and share their experiences and ideas about managing and controlling diabetes. We will have weekly action plans to help you, your friends and your family learn and practice self-management skills. In this workshop participants will learn about: Diabetes and health risks How to manage diabetes Healthy lifestyle changes Meal planning Diabetes medicines This workshop is offered in Riverside and San Bernardino.  Call IEHP Health Education Department at 1-866-224-IEHP (4347) or 1-800-718-4347 for TTY users to sign up! Additional Resources By clicking on the links below, you will be leaving the IEHP site. Loma Linda Diabetes Treatment Center IEHP Members can call 909-558-3022 to make an appointment. American Diabetes Association  Learn more about diabetes, meal planning, and eating out. This website also gives you free recipes. www.diabetes.org   Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) Diabetes Home Diabetes and Your Feet Learn how to protect your feet and kee them healthy for an active life. National Diabetes Education Program  Learn how you can avoid problems related to diabetes. You can select topics you want to learn more. www.ndep.nih.gov   You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader 6.0 or later to view the PDF files. Download Adobe Acrobat Reader.  

Leadership Team - Takashi Wada, MD, MPH

021. He is responsible for providing clinical and strategic leadership through accountable, collaborative processes to improve the quality-of-care delivery as evidenced by improved external quality metrics. Dr. Wada leads and drives innovative solutions for program development and implementation to improve access, satisfaction and care outcomes that are sustainable and scalable.  Dr. Wada joined IEHP in 2019 as Vice President of Population Health. In this capacity, he oversaw the internal departments of Behavioral Health & Care Management, Community & Family Health, Health Education, and Practice Transformation. He also played a key role in various statewide and regional population health initiatives.   Prior to his role at IEHP, Dr. Wada served as Chief Medical Officer/ Deputy Chief Medical Officer for CenCal Health and Director/Health Officer for Santa Barbara County’s Health Department.  Dr. Wada holds an undergraduate degree in biomedical sciences from University of California, Riverside and a master’s degree in public health from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). After receiving his medical degree at UCLA, he completed his graduate medical education at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center.

Healthy Living - Smoking Cessation

right medicine to help you quit, and stress management. Below are resources that will assist you in quitting smoking.  By clicking on the links below you will be leaving the IEHP website. Community Resources Kick it California Ready to take the next steps to quit smoking, chewing, or vaping now? The CA Smokers’ Helpline has all you need to reach your goal! They have many free services such as phone counseling, texting, and referrals to other local programs. They can also give step-by-step help on making a quit plan, tips on dealing with triggers, and support to help you stay quit. Call 1-800-300-8086 and give promo code 84 to get started! Or visit their website at https://kickitca.org/ Arrowhead Regional Medical Center 400 N. Pepper Avenue, Colton Click here to visit their website.  909-580-6167 Kaiser Permanente 2055 Kellogg Avenue, Corona Click here to visit their website.  (866) 883-0119 (No cost for Kaiser Members only) Rim Family Services 28545 Highway 18, Skyforest Click here to visit their website.  (909) 336-1800 Beaver Medical Group 1150 Brookside Avenue, Redlands Click here to visit their website. (909) 335-4131 Kaiser Permanente 17296 Slover Avenue, Fontana Click here to visit their website.  (909) 609-3000 (No cost for Kaiser Members only) Loma Linda University Health - Center for Health Promotion 24785 Stewart Street, Loma Linda Click here to visit their website. (909) 558-4594 Websites By clicking on the links below you will be leaving the IEHP website. American Heart Association  A step-by-step guide to smoke-free living, knowing the benefits, making a plan, dealing with urges, and staying quit.  Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Featuring all you need to set up a quit plan, this site also links you to social media for ongoing support through the quitting process. Plus, you’ll be able to view videos of past smokers, hear their stories and learn through their experiences.  Smokefree.gov Support and tools to help you or someone you love to quit. You can also opt for versions geared to veterans, women, seniors, and teens.  Mobile Apps iOs Apps Smoke Free QuitNow! Quit Guide Kwit no butts No Vape Android Apps Quit Now Quit Guide Kwit no butts No Vape Interactive Tool Stop Smoking You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader 6.0 or later to view the PDF files. Click here to download a free copy by clicking Adobe Acrobat Reader.   

Leadership Team - Michelle Rai, MS

2020. She oversees IEHP’s communications and marketing programs and guides the development of long-term communication and marketing strategies. In addition, Ms. Rai oversees the strategic execution of IEHP’s community relations, media relations, internal communications, digital and social media. Ms. Rai has over 20 years of experience in public relations, communications, marketing, and media relations. Prior to joining IEHP, Ms. Rai served as Chair of the Communication Department at Pacific Union College in Napa Valley, Calif. Before her role as Chair, Ms. Rai acted as the College’s Public Relations Director and Public Information Officer. Ms. Rai holds a master’s degree in integrated marketing communications from Golden Gate University. She earned bachelor’s degrees in journalism and communications from Pacific Union College, where she received the prestigious Educator of the Year award in 2016. Ms. Rai’s leadership enables IEHP to increase its brand reach and social media presence, while enhancing perception of the organization and strengthening its place as an industry thought leader.