Improve Your Wellness
The health of your body impacts your mind and daily life. There are many things you can do regularly to enhance your whole-person health and make both small and large differences in your life.
Vaya Total Care offers a variety of tools you can use to take steps toward better health. For help with these tools, call our Member and Recipient Service line at 1-800-962-9003.
Healthy Eating and Weight Maintenance
Do you want to improve your diet or manage your weight better? Start by taking the assessment below. Then learn about healthy eating for a healthy weight. You can also ask someone to join you on your journey to a healthier lifestyle. Whether it is your family or a friend, having someone participate with you can help motivate you and hold you accountable.
Take Control of Your Physical Health
Becoming more active can make a big difference in not only how you look, but how you feel. It does not have to be intense or time consuming. You can start by walking more or choosing to take the stairs instead of the elevator. Learn more about improving your wellness through exercise with this physical activity assessment.
Support to Quit Smoking
QUITLINENC.COM provides free services to any North Carolina resident who needs help quitting tobacco use.
Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669) for free support, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Interpretation services are available for many languages.
Spanish: 1-855-Dejelo-Ya (1-855-335-3569)
If you are a Medicaid beneficiary, you may also qualify for the Quit For Life® Program, which offers one- on-one coaching to help you stop smoking, online resources, and nicotine replacement therapies at no cost to you. To learn more about the Quit For Life® Program, call Member and Recipient Services at 1-800-962-9003.
Alcohol is sometimes a part of certain cultures, traditions, and events. However, it can also get in the way of your everyday life and affect your health. This is not a weakness. There are tools that can help you learn more about your use of alcohol and how to find help. For example, these tools can help answer questions like: “How much alcohol is really in my drink?” “How many calories am I drinking?” “What’s the cost per week, month or year?” You can use the link below to access resources like interactive worksheets and calculators to learn the answers to those questions and more.
Take Control of Your Mental Health
It is important to focus on your mental health just like you would your physical health. The journey toward feeling better begins with understanding how mental health symptoms are impacting your life. Using a self-assessment can help you understand more about your mental health and learn how to improve it. Visit VayaMindful.org to take a self-assessment.
Sometimes, stress, pain, or other emotions can make you feel like you cannot cope with them. Anyone who is experiencing thoughts of suicide should seek professional medical help. If you or someone you know is in a crisis, call 911 or our Access and Crisis team at 1-800-849-6127. You are not alone, and help is available. Find suicide resources and support.
As part of National Suicide Prevention Awareness Week, Vaya hosts a free virtual screening of “Suicide: The Ripple Effect.” The film shines a light on people who are using experiences with suicide to help others find the hope they need to stay alive. Many people find this movie inspiring, and some have even found it lifesaving.
Increase Your Resilience
Childhood experiences, both positive and negative, have a strong influence over a child’s development. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are an important public health issue. Learn how to help prevent ACEs by using strategies to create safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments for children.
Vaccine and Coronavirus Resources
Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Nutrition
Getting proper nutrition is important, especially for young children. If you think you meet the following criteria, please fill out the WIC referral form.
- Children up to 5 years of age
- Pregnant women
- Breastfeeding women who have had a baby in the last 12 months
- Women who have had a baby in the last 6 months
60-Second Type 2 Diabetes Risk Test
Type 2 is the most common form of diabetes. It means that your body does not use insulin properly. Some people may manage it with a healthy diet and plenty of exercise, while others may need medication. Take the 60-second type 2 diabetes risk test for yourself of for a loved one today.
Recovery Is a Journey
Recovering from substance use disorder (SUD) can feel like an endless uphill climb. But it is important to remember that recovery is a journey. People in recovery are like heroes on a mission to save the world! They will face setbacks as they go, but they know the challenge is worth it. Read more about finding family and hope.