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Did you know that as a State Plan member or covered dependent you have access to no cost wellness events and presentations?  Classes are offered by a variety of different presenters.  Classes labeled "By CareHere health coaching" are open to plan members who are able to access the Montana Health Centers. Click HERE for more information on who is eligible to attend classes offered by CareHere Health Coaching.    

Attending and self-reporting that you have attended any two of the wellness events or presentations between November 1, 2019 and October 31, 2020, can help you earn your Live Life Well Incentive! For more information about our next step activities go to www.benefits.mt.gov/incentive

Click on the city of your choice for events or presentations available in your area.


Online Registration Instructions

Registration for all classes must be received 24 hours prior to class. We cannot guarantee that registrations received less than 24 hours prior will be honored.

To register for a class, follow the online registrations instructions below. (Please note, not all classes are available for online registration.) Don’t delay – classes have limited size and require registration!

  1. Click www.CareHere.com, select Member Login, and log in with your Username and Password.
  2. Click on "Make Appointment."
  3. Click on "Classroom." 
  4. Click the date of your presentation.  
  5. Select your desired presentation from the options given. If "No appointments available" appears, the class is full.
  6. Select how you would like to be reminded of your appointment by selecting the drop-down menu next to “How would you like to be reminded of your appointment?”  
  7. Click on “Confirm Appointment.”  
  8. You may also call (855) 200-6822 for assistance with registering. 

You can also view one of the recorded presentations anytime online at benefits.mt.gov/LiveLifeWellPresentations .


Request a Class or Presentation

If you are interested in a class or presentation but find it doesn't match a day or time that works for you, consider inviting a Health Coach to come to you! Health Coaches are available for on-site visits. Enrich your departmental/staff meetings with a guest speaker. Suggested topics are available, or you can request a topic of interest for your group. Complete an electronic request for a class or presentation at www.surveymonkey.com/r/pptrequest .You can also contact Margy Bartley at mbartley@carehere.com for any additional questions or a list of topics. 


BILLINGS

Did You Know?  Nutrition is more than feeling full. Nutrition can affect your health, energy and well-being in multiple ways. “Ten Tips for Healthy Eating” will provide you with ideas to help keep your eyes and taste buds stimulated with variety.   

April

Ten Tips for Healthy Eating (by CareHere Health Coaching)
Date:
Thursday, April 23, 12:00 p.m.-12:30 p.m.
Location:
Webinar URL will be sent to all registered participants.
Description:

If you read the headlines at any grocery checkout, you’ll see a dozen headlines about how to eat healthy – many of them with conflicting information!  Healthy eating doesn’t have to be confusing.  You don’t need a degree in nutrition science to make nutritious choices.  Let’s dive into ten tips for a healthier plate.

Register:
Register under “Billings Health Center Webinar” using the CareHere Online Registration Instructions above.  
Walk With Ease
Date:
Starts April 6 - 6-week program.
Location:
Online independent walking program.
Description:

The Walk with Ease is for anyone who is looking to start or maintain a low impact exercise program. During the six-week program the Walk with Ease coach will send a weekly encouraging e-mail to help you get you started and keep you motivated to walk. Participants will keep track and report their walking minutes for the duration of the six-week program.   

Register:

Click to learn more and register for the Walk with Ease Program. For any questions, please email WalkWithEase@mt.gov or call 406-444-0959.

Governor's Stay Active Challenge
Date:
April 20-June 14 - 8-week program.
Location:
Online team or individual physical activity program that follows a virtual path.
Description:

This is an 8-week physical activity challenge. The challenge is for people of ALL fitness levels and incorporates all types of activity. Participants in the 8-week challenge will keep track of their daily steps and challenge themselves to do even better!  This year our virtual walking path will follow the Appalachian Trail.  You can use any tracking method that works for you - step counting devices or apps or just self-reporting your minutes of activity. The Challenge is open to ALL members of the State of Montana health plan. There are prizes PLUS completion of the Challenge can help earn you your Live Life Well Incentive!

Register:

Registration opens April 6!  Click to learn more and register: http://benefits.mt.gov/StayActiveChallenge

Vaping and How it Affects You (or a Loved One)
Date:
Thursday, April 30, 1:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Location:
Webinar URL will be sent to all registered participants.
Description:

E-cigarettes are now the most commonly used tobacco product among Montana’s youth and the U.S. Surgeon General has declared youth e-cigarette use an epidemic. Learn about the landscape of e-cigarette use in Montana, why and how e-cigarettes have become so popular with youth, what we know about the health risks associated with e-cigarette use, and available quit resources.

Register:
Register here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/somvaping


May
Did you Know? The average fast food meal contains almost 1,000 calories from added fats and sugars.  Learn new strategies to order healthier options without sacrificing flavor so you always “Dine Out Without A Doubt.”

Dine Out Without a Doubt (by CareHere Health Coaching)
Date:
Thursday, May 14, 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location:
Webinar URL to be sent to registered participants.
Description:

The average American eats out 4 to 5 times a week! We eat an average of 35% more calories when we eat out or order in vs. eating at home, which can lead to unwanted weight gain. Learn to eat out with confidence!  Whether eating out or ordering delivery, transform your restaurant meal from a calorie bomb to a more nutritious – and still delicious choice. 

Register:
Register under “Missoula Health Center Webinar” using the CareHere Online Registration Instructions above.
Walk With Ease
Date:
Starts June 1 - 6-week program.
Location:
Online independent walking program.
Description:

The Walk with Ease is for anyone who is looking to start or maintain a low impact exercise program. During the six-week program the Walk with Ease coach will send a weekly encouraging e-mail to help you get you started and keep you motivated to walk. Participants will keep track and report their walking minutes for the duration of the six-week program.   

Register:

Click to learn more and register for the Walk with Ease Program. For any questions, please email WalkWithEase@mt.gov or call 406-444-0959.


June
Did you Know? The brain is a remarkable organ. It is responsible for your ability to think, problem solve, process emotions, make memories, your five senses, and physical movement. With so many things to do, your brain requires a lot of energy. “Smart Foods for a Healthy Brain” will show you how proper nourishment will keep your brain happy now and prevent diseases typically associated with aging.

Smart Foods for a Healthy Brain (by CareHere Health Coaching)
Date:
Thursday, June 18, 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location:
Webinar URL to be sent to registered participants.
Description:

The foods you eat may have a powerful impact on your brain power. Nutrient rich foods boost brain health while foods high in saturated fat and sugar do not.  Find out which foods to eat more often and which to limit and replace.   

Register:
Register under “Billings Health Center Webinar” using the CareHere Online Registration Instructions above.
Active Travel (by CareHere Health Coaching)
Date:
Wednesday, June 24, 12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location:
Webinar URL to be sent to registered participants.
Description:

Keep your exercise routine going even when you are traveling.  Whether for work or pleasure, keeping active while traveling with a few simple strategies.

Register:
Register under “Missoula Health Center Webinar” using the CareHere Online Registration Instructions above.
Walk With Ease
Date:
Starts June 1 - 6-week program.
Location:
Online independent walking program.
Description:

The Walk with Ease is for anyone who is looking to start or maintain a low impact exercise program. During the six-week program the Walk with Ease coach will send a weekly encouraging e-mail to help you get you started and keep you motivated to walk. Participants will keep track and report their walking minutes for the duration of the six-week program.   

Register:

Click to learn more and register for the Walk with Ease Program. For any questions, please email WalkWithEase@mt.gov or call 406-444-0959.

BUTTE/DEER LODGE

Did You Know?  Proteins, carbohydrates and fats are the three macro-nutrients that contain calories. Research shows that low carbohydrate diets are not superior for weight loss. In fact, Research shows when you have control over calories and protein you can be successful with long-term weight loss. “Appetites of the Heart” will offer strategies to build flexibility into your nutrition without attaching it to a diet label. 

 April

Appetites of the Heart - Mindful Eating Webinar (by CareHere Health Coaching)
Date:
Tuesday, April 21, 12:00 p.m.-12:30 p.m.
Location:
Webinar URL to be sent to registered participants.
Description:

Increase awareness of how, why and how much you eat with mindful eating. This approach can help you enjoy more of the foods you love in a flexible, non-diet way. 

Register:
Register under “Butte Health Center Webinar” using the CareHere Online Registration Instructions above.
Governor's Stay Active Challenge
Date:
April 20-June 14 - 8-week program.
Location:
Online team or individual physical activity program that follows a virtual path.
Description:

This is an 8-week physical activity challenge. The challenge is for people of ALL fitness levels and incorporates all types of activity. Participants in the 8-week challenge will keep track of their daily steps and challenge themselves to do even better!  This year our virtual walking path will follow the Appalachian Trail.  You can use any tracking method that works for you - step counting devices or apps or just self-reporting your minutes of activity. The Challenge is open to ALL members of the State of Montana health plan. There are prizes PLUS completion of the Challenge can help earn you your Live Life Well Incentive!

Register:

Registration opens April 6!  Click to learn more and register: http://benefits.mt.gov/StayActiveChallenge

Vaping and How it Affects You (or a Loved One)
Date:
Thursday, April 30, 1:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Location:
Webinar URL will be sent to all registered participants.
Description:

E-cigarettes are now the most commonly used tobacco product among Montana’s youth and the U.S. Surgeon General has declared youth e-cigarette use an epidemic. Learn about the landscape of e-cigarette use in Montana, why and how e-cigarettes have become so popular with youth, what we know about the health risks associated with e-cigarette use, and available quit resources.

Register:
Register here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/somvaping


May
Did You Know? Shiftwork affects more than just our sleep cycle.  It can impact our metabolism, heart, and mental health in unexpected ways.  “Shiftwork and Well-being” will address strategies to limit the effects of a-typical sleep schedules.

Shiftwork and Well-Being (by CareHere Health Coaching)
Date:
Tuesday, May 12, 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Location:
Webinar URL to be sent to registered participants.
Description:

Don’t let your work schedule keep you from reaching your health goals.  Gain strategies to adapt your sleep schedule and keep your nutrition and exercise goals a priority when your work schedule changes. 

Register:
Register under “Butte Health Center Webinar” using the CareHere Online Registration Instructions above.
Walk With Ease
Date:
Starts June 1 - 6-week program.
Location:
Online independent walking program.
Description:

The Walk with Ease is for anyone who is looking to start or maintain a low impact exercise program. During the six-week program the Walk with Ease coach will send a weekly encouraging e-mail to help you get you started and keep you motivated to walk. Participants will keep track and report their walking minutes for the duration of the six-week program.   

Register:

Click to learn more and register for the Walk with Ease Program. For any questions, please email WalkWithEase@mt.gov or call 406-444-0959.


June
Did You Know? Simple swaps can turn your restaurant meal into one you won’t regret. You don’t have to be perfect because every healthy change is a step in the right direction. When you make a dining out plan, you can enjoy your meal without feeling guilty afterward.  “Dine Out Without a Doubt” offers practical tips for how to dine out without ditching healthy eating.

Dine Out Without A Doubt (by CareHere Health Coaching)
Date:
Tuesday, June 16, 12:00 p.m.-12:30 p.m.
Location:
Webinar URL will be sent to all registered participants.
Description:

The average American eats out 4 to 5 times a week! We eat an average of 35% more calories when we eat out or order in vs. eating at home, which can lead to unwanted weight gain. Learn to eat out with confidence!  Whether eating out or ordering delivery, transform your restaurant meal from a calorie bomb to a more nutritious – and still delicious choice. 

Register:

“Butte Health Center Webinar” using the CareHere Online Registration Instructions above.  

Active Travel (by CareHere Health Coaching)
Date:
Wednesday, June 24, 12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location:
Webinar URL to be sent to registered participants.
Description:

Keep your exercise routine going even when you are traveling.  Whether for work or pleasure, keeping active while traveling with a few simple strategies.

Register:
Register under “Missoula Health Center Webinar” using the CareHere Online Registration Instructions above.
Walk With Ease
Date:
Starts June 1 - 6-week program.
Location:
Online independent walking program.
Description:

The Walk with Ease is for anyone who is looking to start or maintain a low impact exercise program. During the six-week program the Walk with Ease coach will send a weekly encouraging e-mail to help you get you started and keep you motivated to walk. Participants will keep track and report their walking minutes for the duration of the six-week program.   

Register:

Click to learn more and register for the Walk with Ease Program. For any questions, please email WalkWithEase@mt.gov or call 406-444-0959.

HELENA

 

Did you know?  Social distancing presents challenges for staying active, on track with goals, and coping with stress.  You don’t have to give up on your goals while you’re quarantined at home.  “Active at Home” will demonstrate options for an at-home, no equipment needed workout. 

 April 

Active at Home (by CareHere Health Coaching)
Date:
Monday, April 13, 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Location:
Webinar URL to be sent to registered participants.
Description:

Being active at home is a great way to prevent functional decline and maximize your fitness while practicing social distance. All you need is your body weight and a small space.  Class will be live streamed so you can follow along at home. 

Register:
Register under “Helena Health Center Webinar” using the CareHere Online Registration Instructions above.
Walk With Ease
Date:
4 options for start date: April 6 - 6-week program.
Location:
Online independent walking program.
Description:

The Walk with Ease is for anyone who is looking to start or maintain a low impact exercise program. During the six-week program the Walk with Ease coach will send a weekly encouraging e-mail to help you get you started and keep you motivated to walk. Participants will keep track and report their walking minutes for the duration of the six-week program.   

Register:

Click to learn more and register for the Walk with Ease Program. For any questions, please email WalkWithEase@mt.gov or call 406-444-0959.

Governor's Stay Active Challenge
Date:
April 20-June 14 - 8-week program.
Location:
Online team or individual physical activity program that follows a virtual path.
Description:

This is an 8-week physical activity challenge. The challenge is for people of ALL fitness levels and incorporates all types of activity. Participants in the 8-week challenge will keep track of their daily steps and challenge themselves to do even better!  This year our virtual walking path will follow the Appalachian Trail.  You can use any tracking method that works for you - step counting devices or apps or just self-reporting your minutes of activity. The Challenge is open to ALL members of the State of Montana health plan. There are prizes PLUS completion of the Challenge can help earn you your Live Life Well Incentive!

Register:

Registration opens April 6!  Click to learn more and register: http://benefits.mt.gov/StayActiveChallenge

Vaping and How it Affects You (or a Loved One)
Date:
Thursday, April 30, 1:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Location:
Webinar URL will be sent to all registered participants.
Description:

E-cigarettes are now the most commonly used tobacco product among Montana’s youth and the U.S. Surgeon General has declared youth e-cigarette use an epidemic. Learn about the landscape of e-cigarette use in Montana, why and how e-cigarettes have become so popular with youth, what we know about the health risks associated with e-cigarette use, and available quit resources.

Register:
Register here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/somvaping


May
Did You Know? A nutrition plan high in fiber has many benefits: improves digestive health, lowers cholesterol and helps manage blood sugars.  Fiber also makes you feel full for longer and aids weight loss.  Learn how fiber helps your health and how to make sure you have enough in your diet.  Register for “Fiber Up for Good Health.”    

Fiber Up for Good Health (by CareHere Health Coaching)
Date:
Monday, May 18, 3:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Location:
Webinar URL will be sent to all registered participants.
Description:

Adding more plants to your diet is an excellent way to increase fiber which improve blood sugars, hunger and weight loss efforts.  

Register:
Register under “Helena Health Center Webinar” using the CareHere Online Registration Instructions above.  
Walk With Ease
Date:
Starts June 1 - 6-week program.
Location:
Online independent walking program.
Description:

The Walk with Ease is for anyone who is looking to start or maintain a low impact exercise program. During the six-week program the Walk with Ease coach will send a weekly encouraging e-mail to help you get you started and keep you motivated to walk. Participants will keep track and report their walking minutes for the duration of the six-week program.   

Register:

Click to learn more and register for the Walk with Ease Program. For any questions, please email WalkWithEase@mt.gov or call 406-444-0959.


June
Did You Know? Snacks are notorious for derailing healthy eating efforts, but a well-chosen snack can and should be a part of your healthy eating plan. Healthy snacking can prevent over-eating and is also a great way to supply needed nutrients that we may miss during mealtimes. “Smart Snacking Strategies” will help you plan ahead and choose snacks wisely.

Smart Snacking Strategies (by CareHere Health Coaching)
Date:
Monday, June 15, 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Location:
Natural Grocers, 3061 N. Montana Ave., Kitchen.
Description:

  Prevent diet sabotage with these smart snack ideas. These strategies will help you resist temptation and manage cravings. With these tips you’ll keep your mind sharp and body fueled.

Register:
Register under “Helena Health Center Webinar” using the CareHere Online Registration Instructions above.  
Walk With Ease
Date:
Starts June 1 - 6-week program.
Location:
Online independent walking program.
Description:

The Walk with Ease is for anyone who is looking to start or maintain a low impact exercise program. During the six-week program the Walk with Ease coach will send a weekly encouraging e-mail to help you get you started and keep you motivated to walk. Participants will keep track and report their walking minutes for the duration of the six-week program.   

Register:

Click to learn more and register for the Walk with Ease Program. For any questions, please email WalkWithEase@mt.gov or call 406-444-0959.

MISSOULA

Did You Know?  When planning to eat, you don’t generally have measuring cups or scales, especially when you’re not eating at home. “Portion Distortion” will provide you with visual cues and tips to help you stay on track with your lifestyle goals for 2020.

 April

Portion Distortion (by CareHere Health Coaching)
Date:
Wednesday, April 15, 5:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Location:
Webinar URL to be sent to registered participants
Description:

What is the difference between a portion and a serving size?  Test your portion knowledge in a friendly game of trivia.

Register:
Register under “Missoula Health Center Webinar” using the CareHere Online Registration Instructions above.
Walk With Ease
Date:
4 options for start date: April 6 - 6-week program.
Location:
Online independent walking program.
Description:

The Walk with Ease is for anyone who is looking to start or maintain a low impact exercise program. During the six-week program the Walk with Ease coach will send a weekly encouraging e-mail to help you get you started and keep you motivated to walk. Participants will keep track and report their walking minutes for the duration of the six-week program.   

Register:

Click to learn more and register for the Walk with Ease Program. For any questions, please email WalkWithEase@mt.gov or call 406-444-0959.

Governor's Stay Active Challenge
Date:
April 20-June 14 - 8-week program.
Location:
Online team or individual physical activity program that follows a virtual path.
Description:

This is an 8-week physical activity challenge. The challenge is for people of ALL fitness levels and incorporates all types of activity. Participants in the 8-week challenge will keep track of their daily steps and challenge themselves to do even better!  This year our virtual walking path will follow the Appalachian Trail.  You can use any tracking method that works for you - step counting devices or apps or just self-reporting your minutes of activity. The Challenge is open to ALL members of the State of Montana health plan. There are prizes PLUS completion of the Challenge can help earn you your Live Life Well Incentive!

Register:

Registration opens April 6!  Click to learn more and register: http://benefits.mt.gov/StayActiveChallenge

Vaping and How it Affects You (or a Loved One)
Date:
Thursday, April 30, 1:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Location:
Webinar URL will be sent to all registered participants.
Description:

E-cigarettes are now the most commonly used tobacco product among Montana’s youth and the U.S. Surgeon General has declared youth e-cigarette use an epidemic. Learn about the landscape of e-cigarette use in Montana, why and how e-cigarettes have become so popular with youth, what we know about the health risks associated with e-cigarette use, and available quit resources.

Register:
Register here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/somvaping


May
Did You Know? Metabolism is the breakdown of the food we eat and its transformation into energy for our body to use.  Ever wonder what role that might play in your weight?  “Metabolism. Diet. Your Weight. Are They Linked?” will explain what it means for you and your goals.

Metabolism.  Diet.  Your Weight.  Are they linked? (by CareHere Health Coaching)
Date:
Tuesday, May 19, 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location:
Webinar URL to be sent to registered participants.
Description:

Learn how popular diet myths, metabolism, stress, hormones and other factors can affect your eating behaviors and body weight.

Register:
Register under “Missoula Health Center Webinar” using the CareHere Online Registration Instructions above.
Walk With Ease
Date:
Starts June 1 - 6-week program.
Location:
Online independent walking program.
Description:

The Walk with Ease is for anyone who is looking to start or maintain a low impact exercise program. During the six-week program the Walk with Ease coach will send a weekly encouraging e-mail to help you get you started and keep you motivated to walk. Participants will keep track and report their walking minutes for the duration of the six-week program.   

Register:

Click to learn more and register for the Walk with Ease Program. For any questions, please email WalkWithEase@mt.gov or call 406-444-0959.


June
Did You Know? Travel, be it personal or for work, can throw a wrench into your fitness program if you are not mindful of the challenges of being on the road. With a little planning, you can create an easy-to-follow plan to keep you fit and healthy no matter where you travel, and you can come home feeling more healthy and energized than when you left. “Active Travel” offers tips to keep you on track.

Active Travel (by CareHere Health Coaching)
Date:
Wednesday, June 24, 12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location:
Webinar URL to be sent to registered participants
Description:

Keep your exercise routine going even when you are traveling.  Whether for work or pleasure, keeping active while traveling with a few simple strategies.

Register:
Register under “Missoula Health Center Webinar” using the CareHere Online Registration Instructions above.
Walk With Ease
Date:
Starts June 1 - 6-week program.
Location:
Online independent walking program.
Description:

The Walk with Ease is for anyone who is looking to start or maintain a low impact exercise program. During the six-week program the Walk with Ease coach will send a weekly encouraging e-mail to help you get you started and keep you motivated to walk. Participants will keep track and report their walking minutes for the duration of the six-week program.   

Register:

Click to learn more and register for the Walk with Ease Program. For any questions, please email WalkWithEase@mt.gov or call 406-444-0959.

Outside Health Center Areas 

Did you know?  You can schedule an appointment with a health coach anytime!  Click HERE for details. 

Walk With Ease
Date:
4 options for start date: April 6, June 1, August 3, or September 14 - 6-week program.
Location:
Online independent walking program.
Description:

The Walk with Ease is for anyone who is looking to start or maintain a low impact exercise program. During the six-week program the Walk with Ease coach will send a weekly encouraging e-mail to help you get you started and keep you motivated to walk. Participants will keep track and report their walking minutes for the duration of the six-week program.   

Register:

Click to learn more and register for the Walk with Ease Program. For any questions, please email WalkWithEase@mt.gov or call 406-444-0959.

Governor's Stay Active Challenge
Date:
April 20-June 14 - 8-week program.
Location:
Online team or individual physical activity program that follows a virtual path.
Description:

This is an 8-week physical activity challenge. The challenge is for people of ALL fitness levels and incorporates all types of activity. Participants in the 8-week challenge will keep track of their daily steps and challenge themselves to do even better!  This year our virtual walking path will follow the Appalachian Trail.  You can use any tracking method that works for you - step counting devices or apps or just self-reporting your minutes of activity. The Challenge is open to ALL members of the State of Montana health plan. There are prizes PLUS completion of the Challenge can help earn you your Live Life Well Incentive!

Register:

Registration opens April 6!  Click to learn more and register: http://benefits.mt.gov/StayActiveChallenge

Vaping and How it Affects You (or a Loved One)
Date:
Thursday, April 30, 1:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Location:
Webinar URL will be sent to all registered participants.
Description:

E-cigarettes are now the most commonly used tobacco product among Montana’s youth and the U.S. Surgeon General has declared youth e-cigarette use an epidemic. Learn about the landscape of e-cigarette use in Montana, why and how e-cigarettes have become so popular with youth, what we know about the health risks associated with e-cigarette use, and available quit resources.

Register:
Register here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/somvaping

Information given in these presentations is intended to be general in nature and must never be considered a substitute for advice provided by your doctor or other qualified healthcare professional. Please use your discretion when considering the information provided by the presenters and talk to your doctor as needed prior to making any changes. Any links to websites or information presented is provided as a convenience and does not necessarily represent the views of the State of Montana, Department of Administration, or the Health Care & Benefits Division. These webinars often feature feedback from real people and are intended to be used for your personal growth and health improvement. By clicking on the link to view the webinars, you agree to keep any inadvertent reference to real people or events entirely confidential.