April 2019
April 2019 Newsletter
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YourCare Open Enrollment Is Back!
Don’t forget! Next week, our Facilitated Enrollers are at  Greater Buffalo United Accountable Healthcare Network  from 9am - 4pm each day to help you apply for free or low-cost health insurance!
Dr. Raul & Toni Vazquez on WGRZ WNY Living:
Dr. Raul Vazquez & his wife Toni Vazquez speak on WGRZ WNY Living. They discuss the success of GBUAHN and the impact GBUAHN is having on the community.

Dr. Vazquez firmly believes that if the social determinants of health are not met first, the member is like likely to care about their health. If you don't have a home, food, or transportation, the last thing you will think about is going to a doctors visit or picking up prescriptions.

Through this mentality GBUAHN has become one of only two Health Homes to have a 5-Start rating from the New York State Department of Health.
YourCare introduces new member incentive for completing primary care provider (PCP) visit
Be Better Benefits, the YourCare Health Plan member incentive program, has expanded! Now, each eligible YourCare member can earn $25 for completing his/her annual visit with a primary care provider (PCP). Visiting your primary care provider is so important when it comes to maintaining your health and wellness. Annual visits are important because he or she can help identify any health problems you may be having, and can also help you develop a great relationship with your doctor. This new incentive joins six other great member offers, such as $25 for completing a mammogram and $25 for completing a colon cancer screening. YourCare members can earn up to $150 in rewards per year, if eligible for the incentives included in the program. 

Members must have completed their PCP visits on or after November 1, 2018 to be eligible for the 2018 reward; however, this incentive will continue into 2019, as well. 

To learn more about YourCare’s Be Better Benefits program and to download the incentive forms, please visit

GBUAHN & YourCare Partner to Provide Warm Winter Hats for Children in the Lower West Side.
March 1 - GBUAHN and YourCare partnered to provide over 900 hats for every student at Frank A. Sedita School 30 on Buffalos lower west side. The goal was to help keep the young children warm and healthy to improve their attendance, continue great education and give back to the community — the hats were given to the students during their honor assembly. While seeing the joy the students had received their certificates and hats, Dr. Raul Vazquez, M.D. and his wife Toni Vazquez were moved to give each child with high-honor roll a $25.00 visa gift card.
Health now using MEDENT for face-to-face patient and care coordinator visits.
G-Health Enterprises has teamed up with its electronic health record MEDENT, to make face-to-face meetings between its members and patient health navigators (PHNs) easier. Utilizing a telehealth system through MEDENT, GBUAHN members can schedule a time to meet with their patient health navigators digitally. Through the MEDENT patient portal, video-visits are scheduled to accommodate a smart phone or laptop (or desktop) computer. Once the meeting time is set up, the member and patient health navigator will be able to engage in a face to face interaction from remote locations.

“Having this connection through MEDENT directly to our GBUAHN members is another fantastic way G-Health is tearing down barriers to care created by the social determinants of health,” said Raul Vazquez, M.D., chief executive officer of G- Health Enterprises. “Now, members have the power right in their hands to schedule face-to-face contacts with their PHNs, and they won’t have to deal with barriers such as finding transportation and child care.”

Through the use of MEDENT telehealth capabilities and other innovative strategies, G-Health Enterprises will be able to address the social determinants of health and clinical needs with a 360-degree approach.
Fruits & Vegetables Available at GBUAHN!
Did you know that GBUAHN members can get free Fruits & Vegetables Tuesday's & Wednesday's 10am-2pm at 564 Niagara Street, Bldg. 2 and Tuesday's 10am-2pm at 1315 Jefferson.
Make sure to watch this amazing video about the African Heritage Co-op. Inner-city neighborhoods lack access to fresh, healthy, and affordable food. At AHFC, we are creating a community that builds and maintains a food system that serves us. Together, we are taking ownership.
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