A podcast for UPMC Health Plan members, Health Break is your quick guide to caring for your mental and physical health, prioritizing wellness, and making the most of your health insurance plan.
Episode 30: Take a Health Break with Ray Prushnok
Ray Prushnok, associate vice president of program development and social impact at UPMC Health Plan, takes a Health Break to uncover the social determinants of health that may be affecting you, and the support available to help you.
Related to this episode:
- UPMC Center for Social Impact
- Pathways to Work
- UPMC Health Plan-hosted community events
- UPMC Health Plan Neighborhood Center
About Ray Prushnok:
Ray leads UPMC Health Plan’s Center for Social Impact, an office charged with implementing programs that meet social needs which impact health, quality, and cost. The Center’s work is focused on employment, housing, health equity, supporting underserved populations, and collaboration with human services and community-based organizations. Previously, Ray led the proposal, implementation, and operations for UPMC Community HealthChoices, Pennsylvania’s Medicaid Managed Care for dual eligibles and people with long-term services and supports.
Before joining UPMC Health Plan, Ray served in various capacities at the Pennsylvania Department of Aging. In this time he worked on the establishment of quality and program benchmarking, the Office of Long-Term Living, rebalancing efforts, and the passage of assisted living and regulation development. Ray has a bachelor’s degree in economics and international relations from Bucknell University.
About Dr. Camille Clarke-Smith:
Camille Clarke-Smith, EdD, is a program director in the Quality Improvement, Medicare Stars Department at UPMC Health Plan, where she leads the Medicare Faith and Wellness Program, a 3- to 12-week health and wellness challenge. She is also the founder of the nonprofit Transforming the Health of African American Women (THAW) Inc. She earned a doctorate in health and physical activity education from the University of Pittsburgh in addition to a master’s in exercise science and a bachelor’s in psychology and sociology. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree in social work at Carlow University.
About Angelo Bartic:
Angelo Bartic is a health coach at UPMC Health Plan, working with members on creating sustainable lifestyle changes in weight management, nutrition, physical activity, tobacco cessation, and stress management. Beginning as a personal trainer, he quickly connected with his passion for helping others lead healthier lives. He earned a bachelor’s degree in nutrition and is currently pursuing his master’s in public health. Maintaining his personal training certification, Angelo recently became a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach. He enjoys time with his husband and friends participating in recreational sports (kickball and dodgeball) through an LGBTQIA+ sports organization called Stonewall Sports.