(Weigh and Win is powered by a partnership between incentaHEALTH and Kaiser Permanente Colorado.)
ABOVE: incentaHEALTH team with the Lt. Governor of Colorado, Donna Lynne
Keynote Presentations included Dr. Jandel Allen-Davis, Vice President of Government, External Relations and Research at Kaiser Permanente Colorado; Colorado Lt. Governor Donna Lynne and Dr. Ben Miller, Director of the Eugene S. Farley, Jr. Health Policy Center and Department of Family Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.
Attendees and panelists included representatives from the American Diabetes Association, American Heart Association, Center for African American Health, City and County of Denver, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters, Denver Health Medical Center, Denver Fire Department, Denver International Airport, Denver Public Schools, LiveWell Colorado, Kaiser Permanente leadership and more.
Above: ‘A Successful City-wide Implementation’ Panel
incentaHEALTH Chief Technology Officer, Todd McGuire (below), presented the Weigh and Win/incentaHEALTH update, focusing on new data findings, devices and the road ahead.
Through Weigh and Win, incentaHEALTH has reached 80,000 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 258,000 pounds have been lost and $400,000 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 HEALTHspot @ Home Scale and compatible app, debuted at Wednesday’s summit. The wireless scale will measure 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. The HEALTHspot @ Home Scale will soon be available on Amazon worldwide.
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.