MT. LAUREL, NJ (June 8, 2021) – NFL Alumni is partnering with Sanford Health—one of the largest health systems in the United States—to promote health and wellness among NFL Alumni members and their families.
Through the partnership, Sanford Health will offer services across the care continuum, including preventive services, integrated care delivery, regenerative medicine, and senior care and services through the Good Samaritan Society. The two organizations will also partner on research that will address many of the conditions faced by former and current NFL players as well as other athletes, such as concussions.
NFL Alumni Health, a wholly-owned subsidiary launched by NFLA to expand its efforts to improve the health and wellness of NFL Alumni members, as well as all Americans, is leading this partnership on behalf of NFL Alumni.
Former NFL players suffer from a range of conditions, including musculoskeletal conditions, chronic pain, cognitive impairment and neurodegenerative disease, and obesity, and related health conditions. Many of these conditions can be addressed through Sanford Health offerings.
Examples of some of the services made available through the partnership to promote healthy lifestyles include Profile by Sanford, which provides nutrition, activity, and lifestyle coaching to help members lose weight and keep it off. Sanford Health’s Executive Health Program offers complete physical exams, preventive tests, and screenings all in one day, to help members understand their current health, as well as risk factors that may contribute to future health problems.
“Our partnership with Sanford Health is helping us achieve our goals of caring for our own, caring for kids, and caring for the community. Together, we can help our members and their families lead healthier lives.” Beasley Reece, CEO, NFL Alumni
“Our mission is to improve the lives and well-being of the people in our community. Our partnership aligns with the goals of NFL Alumni, and we look forward to supporting their members with their health and health care needs.” Paul Hanson, President and CEO, Sanford Sioux Falls
Listen to insights from NFL Alumni President, Bart Oates and NFL Alumni Billy Davis and Kyle Richardson, during a tour of Sanford Health facilities earlier this year. Read about the NFL Alumni – Sanford Health Partnership
NFL Alumni Health will continue to keep NFL Alumni members updated on new offerings through the Sanford Health partnership in the coming months.
For more information, go to https://nflalumnihealth.org/benefits/sanford-health/
About NFL Alumni and NFL Alumni Health
Founded in 1967 by a small group of successful retired NFL players, NFL Alumni is one of the oldest and well-respected retired player organizations in professional sports. NFL Alumni’s mission is to inform, assist, and serve players in their post-NFL lives. Alumni are offered a diverse package of medical, business, and legal services to help keep them and their families healthy, productive, and connected to the league and their former teammates.
NFL Alumni Health is a wholly-owned subsidiary of NFL Alumni, which is devoted to improving the health and wellness of NFL Alumni members as well as the general public, by providing informational resources, programs, services, and other programs. Visit www.nflalumnihealth.org
About Sanford Health
Sanford Health, one of the largest health systems in the United States, is dedicated to the integrated delivery of health care, genomic medicine, senior care and services, global clinics, research, and affordable insurance. Headquartered in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the organization includes 46 hospitals, 1,400 physicians, and more than 200 Good Samaritan Society senior care locations in 26 states and 10 countries. Learn more about Sanford Health’s transformative work to improve the human condition at www.sanfordhealth.org.