Health & Wellness

As a member of Banner – University Family Care/ACC (B – UFC/ACC), we want to provide you and your family resources to help manage your health. Thank you for allowing us to be your partner in health and well-being!

Preventive Care

Preventative care helps you stay healthy and can catch some conditions early enough for treatment and keep current conditions from getting worse. Prevention services can include immunizations, annual wellness visits, and a medication review.

Related Documents

Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule     English

Recommended Child & Adolescent Immunization Schedule     English

Recommended Preventative Pediatric Oral Health Care     English

Nutrition and Exercise

Nutrition plays a key role in maintaining your health. A well-balanced diet will not only nourish your body, but can reduce your risk for certain diseases and assist with weight management.

When it comes to building meals, color your plate with a variety of different foods and limit highly processed items, which contain a lot of added salt and sugar. Try to include more plant-based foods such as fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds, whole grains, and beans.

For health eating tools and education:

Weight is another factor that can impact your health. Excess weight can increase your risk for heart disease, stroke, diabetes and some types of cancer. It can also limit your ability to be physically active and may increase your risk for falls and injuries.

Even a small percentage of weight loss can result in better blood glucose management, lower blood pressure, improved cholesterol levels, less stress on joints, and much more.

For an interactive calculator to assess your Body Mass Index (BMI) and understand your risk level: 

Physical activity and diet are important to health. The American College of Sports Medicine recommends adults participate in 30 minutes of aerobic exercise 5 days a week. Examples of aerobic exercise are walking, biking, and swimming. 
To learn more about exercise and fitness to improve health:

Ignite Your Health

Ignite Your Health is virtual community of support offered as a B – UFC/ACC benefit. The Ignite Your Health community supports and advocates for the health of our members with a diagnosis of diabetes, and those who support them! Virtual meetings are on the second Tuesday of the month. View the program flyer below for more details. 

End of Life Care

End of Life (EOL) care are the care options available to members who have an advanced illness. EOL care focuses on comfort, dignity, and quality of life. The goal is to provide physical and emotional help. You decide what the best option is for you and your family. There is no right choice. EOL care services include advanced care planning, palliative care, and hospice services.

Step by Step Advance Care Planning

What do you need for Advance Care Planning?

  • Make a visit to your provider
    • Talk about the care you want to get if you cannot speak for yourself
    • Your family or friend can attend your visit
    • At the visit, your provider will explain your illness and what your options are

Additional Resources

National Institute on Aging (NIH)

Hospice Foundation of America (HFA)

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO)

Tobacco-Free Lifestyle

The B – UFC/ACC Tobacco Cessation Program offers a number of nicotine replacement products. This includes patches, lozenges, gum, and medications to help you quit tobacco. When you and your doctor decide which is best for you, a twelve-week supply is available by prescription every six months as needed. Only one product can be selected at a time. Members also have no cost telephone support from the Arizona Smoker's Hotline (ASHLine). ASHLine is sponsored by the Arizona Department of Health Services and Prevention Program (ADHS-TEPP). ASHLine can help you at no cost by setting a quit date and giving you support. If you would like more information about quitting tobacco, please call the ASHLine at (800) 556-6222. Or visit their website at

Freedom From Smoking - American Lung Association. This is a program to help adult smokers quit. Freedom From Smoking® is available as a group clinic, an online program, and a self-help book. Talk to a cessation counselor at the Lung HelpLine at 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872).

Tobacco Free Arizona  - Arizona Department of Health Services. Learn more about the risks of tobacco use and find the resources to quit. 

Health Resources

Below is a list of national and community resources to help you manage your health.