Part I (Nov. 18, 2008)
Part II (March 31, 2009)
Part III (July 1, 2009)
Three programs with an empowering theme, “My Health Counts!” were part of a major health-improvement community awareness campaign produced in partnership with the P2 Collaborative of Western New York. Host Susan Hunt leads informative discussions with knowledgeable health care professionals. Inspiring stories from people who have made positive changes in their health are woven throughout the programs.
Part I: Partnering with Your Doctorshows how to get the most from doctors’ visits; suggests good questions to ask; and informs viewers about reliable sources of information.
Part II: Self-Management shows how everyday behaviors and choices affect health. Viewers learn how to take charge by setting goals, problem solving and obtaining support.
Part III: Quest for Quality defines “quality health care” and discusses how to get the right care at the right time for the right reason.
Part IV: Living Well with Diabetes, addresses a topic directly affecting an estimated 80 million Americans who either have diabetes or are on the verge of developing it. The show features two studio guest experts: Dr. Donald Robinson and Pamela J. Beamer, a certified diabetes educator and registered dietician. They define diabetes and discuss the serious consequences of uncontrolled diabetes. They also identify key self-care behaviors (including nutrition, physical activity and blood-glucose monitoring) and give viewers guidelines for crucial tests, results and goals. In addition, Western New Yorkers who are successfully managing their diabetes offer motivating advice as they share the lessons they’ve learned, their fears, challenges and strategies.
Funding provided by: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York, Catholic Health, Atwal Eye Care, The McGuire Group, The John R. Oishei Foundation, The Robert J. Stransky Foundation, Aligning Forces for Quality.