My City Bikes Announces Partnership with Sutter Health

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(From Press Release) – Global public health alliance My City Bikes has announced a partnership with not-for-profit Sutter Health network to help improve individual and environmental health in Northern California communities. The partnership will combine Sutter Health’s world class healthcare with unique beginner biking resources to provide a suite of wellness management tools for Sutter Health patients, employees and the general public.

My City Bikes’ mobile and web content for beginner cyclists in Northern California will be expanded to include rides that can fulfill recommended daily physical activity levels and preventative health management tips from Sutter Health professionals to help avoid common issues like adult onset diabetes, heart disease, overweight and obesity.

“Sutter Health is an industry leader, and through this partnership they will be the first health system in the United States to offer services like Prescribed Rides,” said My City Bikes Communities Director Ali Cena. Prescribed Rides are a lifestyle intervention solution for patients whose risk factors for conditions like diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and metabolic syndrome may be helped through increased physical activity.

“It’s a new way for healthcare professionals to give more specific guidance to patients so that they have a clear path to follow and are more likely to keep up with physical activity recommendations,” Cena said. “The Cyclists in Healthcare directory coming out this summer will feature Sutter Health’s medical professionals who bike as healthy living role models. This is a real community effort for better health. Everyone who rides a bike is a cyclist. Sutter Health is helping to build the biggest bike team in America one beginner at a time.

Sutter Health is passionate about health strategies that care for the whole person and the whole community. This is yet another way they are providing practical tools to help people manage and avoid serious health issues. “We will be able to tangibly see how patients are able to use biking for better health and better quality of life,” Cena said.

The resources will be available for free beginning in May 2016 to connect patients and the public with local biking opportunities for transportation, recreation, fitness or sport through web and mobile content for Davis, the East Bay, Modesto, Sacramento, San Francisco, and Silicon Valley.

About The Author

David Greenwald is the founder, editor, and executive director of the Davis Vanguard. He founded the Vanguard in 2006. David Greenwald moved to Davis in 1996 to attend Graduate School at UC Davis in Political Science. He lives in South Davis with his wife Cecilia Escamilla Greenwald and three children.

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