POYHA or People of Yuma Health Association is dedicating its focus on the well-being of the people of Yuma. These include the following areas:
Obesity Prevention & Treatment
Having patients lose weight can reduce the current medications they take on a daily basis. This can be achieved by promoting healthier lifestyles and making small changes to daily eating habits, such as smaller meal portions and increasing daily activities if possible. We are promoting ways to stimulate Yuma County to get healthier at our monthly seminars by having practicing Physicians in Yuma give advice and provide support to accomplish our goal.
Prescription Opioid Prevention and Treatment
This mission is achieve by educating patients and community providers about the short and long term effects and risks of opioids.
Helping patients get second opinions when they need it
Not all physicians know the correct answer or diagnosis. If you feel that you have been misdiagnosed or just want a second opinion, we can help guide you in the right direction. We help in directing you to the correct specialist or physician to provide peace of mind.
Becoming a Patient Advocate
We are here to help your voice reach your health care providers, health organizations, hospitals and legislature to promote healthier alternatives in your community. Our monthly seminars provide just that, we invite current government office holders such as the Mayor of Yuma to come and listen to what our audience has to say and have a chance to speak to them on what we could do together to make a positive difference in our community.