On Sept. 13, 2017, digital health company incentaHEALTH, hosted Colorado community health initiative Weigh and Win’s 3rd Annual Summit, “Collaborating for Change.” The day brought together healthcare leaders, nationwide influencers and Kaiser Permanente leadership for a full agenda of interactive workshops, panels and facilitated networking. The event focused on collaboration and our changing health care dynamic.
Keynote Presentations included Dr. Jandel Allen-Davis, Vice President of Government, External Relations and Research at Kaiser Permanente Colorado; Paul Estabrooks, PhD, University of Nebraska Medical Center; Denver’s Deputy Mayor Happy Haynes; Amy Bayer, MPH, RD, Kaiser Permanente Colorado’s Senior Manager of Prevention and Chronic Care Solutions; and Todd McGuire, incentaHEALTH’s Chief Technology Officer.
Sessions were intertwined with movement and meditation breaks facilitated by Jamie Atlas of Bonza Bodies Fitness, Playworks and Boost Your Zen.
Attendees and speakers included representatives from the American Diabetes Association, Denver County Court, City and County of Denver, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente, Centura Health, Denver Public Schools, City of Brush, incentaHEALTH, ATU Local 1001, American Furniture Warehouse, CDPHE, Exempla Lutheran Medical Center, Big Timbers Community Alliance, Fremont County Public Health & Environment, Castle Rock Community Recreation Center, North Colorado Health Alliance, Mountain Family Health Centers, LiveWell Prowers County, Good Samaritan Medical Center, Boost your Zen, City of Louisville, Bonza Bodies Fitness, High Plains Community Health Center, 9Health Fair, Center for African American Health, Independence Center, Children’s Hospital Colorado, Aurora Mental Health Centers, Canon City Recreation District, Playworks and the City of Greenwood Village.
incentaHEALTH Chief Technology Officer, Todd McGuire co-presented the lunchtime Keynote address with Kaiser Permanente’s Amy Bayer. The two highlighted the newest offering from the incentaHEALTH and Kaiser Permanente partnership: Diabetes Prevention Programming.
Looking to recognize the noteworthy work of our leading community health partners, we asked our partnering organizations to submit an application on why they should be Weigh and Win’s 2017 “Outstanding Partner in Health”. Finalists were selected, each received a promotional video (filmed and produced by the Weigh and Win staff) highlighting their success with the program and the winner was chosen at the conference.
Congratulations to Fremont Regional Health & Wellness! Recognized as Weigh and Win’s 2017 “Outstanding Partner in Health.”
“We are proud to award Fremont Regional Health & Wellness as our first-ever Outstanding Partner in Health,” says Lia Schoepke, Weigh and Win program manager. “Their continued dedication and devotion to implementing the program for county employees and community members has helped changed their surrounding health dynamic and distinguished them as a leader in community health.”
Through Weigh and Win, incentaHEALTH has reached over 90,000 Coloradans, with an average weight loss of 8 percent after one year in the program. The average participant is a 43 year old female with a starting BMI of 33 and 50 pounds overweight. Over 309,000 pounds have been lost and $550,000 distributed in cash rewards.
As a leader in measurable wellness programs, incentaHEALTH’s system is designed to help organizations and communities reduce health care costs. For the first time, the digital wellness company is branching into the consumer market with the new incentaHEALTH Smart Scale + Visual Body Analyzer. The wireless scale measures body weight and fat, syncs to the incentaHEALTH app (displaying your visual progress through weigh-in photos) and rewards those with a BMI of 25 or above with cash incentives. Additional health coaching is also available. For more information on the incentaHEALTH Smart Scale + Visual Body Analyzer visit here.
The incentaHEALTH community initiative (ex: Weigh and Win) has been deployed in both Colorado and Minnesota, with the help of our population health partners: Kaiser Permanente and the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation.
Want to get involved? Email firstname.lastname@example.org to bring the incentaHEALTH program to your community or to join us at next year’s summit.
Weigh and Win is a collaboration between incentaHEALTH and Kaiser Permanente Colorado. The program began in 2011 and is free to anyone in Colorado 18 and older. All participants receive personalized health coaching and qualifying participants receive cash rewards for weight loss.