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incentaHEALTH Rewards Colorado Organizations for Positively Impacting the Health of their Community
DENVER, Sept. 18, 2018 – Technology-based health company incentaHEALTH has awarded six “Outstanding Partner in Health” awards to organizations positively impacting the health of their communities. One winner was appointed in each of six categories including top school district, municipality, workforce union, recreation center, clinic and hospital. Each organization is located in Colorado and facilitates the community weight management platform Weigh & Win by Kaiser Permanente™ (developed by incentaHEALTH). Weigh & Win pays its participants for sustained weight loss and is available at no cost to all Colorado residents.
The incentaHEALTH program is designed to help communities and organizations reduce health care costs and provide a solution for reversing the rise of the obesity crisis. incentaHEALTH’s Colorado deployment recently reached a new milestone, enrolling 100,000 Coloradans and dispersing more than $700,000 in cash rewards to participants for weight loss.
Winners of incentaHEALTH’s Outstanding Partner in Health Award:
Submission to the Outstanding Partner in Health award was open to all 125 Weigh & Win participating organizations. Each candidate completed a nomination form and was selected by a review committee. The six winners were invited to film a video, produced by incentaHEALTH, to further effectiveness of the program throughout each community.
“Community partners across the state of Colorado are experiencing the benefit of healthier employees, healthier members, increased foot traffic, positive community image, decreased medical cost spends, and countless other benefits,” said Lia Kleppe, Program Manager at incentaHEALTH. “These partners are part of our movement to reward 100 million people for Healthy Eating and Active Living (H.E.A.L.). Our recent milestone of 100,000 participants illustrates their importance to the communities we serve.”
A study recently published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine found 71 percent of engaged participants in incentaHEALTH’s weight management program to have reduced their BMI, with 34 percent of those participants achieving a 5 percent or greater weight loss. These results were sustained for an average duration of 1.7 years.
incentaHEALTH’s 5thannual conference, “Elevate: Community Health Innovation Summit 2018” will take place in Denver on Oct. 11, 2018 and bring together healthcare leaders for a day dedicated to the latest innovations in community wellness. Tickets are available here.
incentaHEALTH’s mission is to reverse obesity, one corporation, community and clinic at a time. Learn how to bring incentaHEALTH to your population: info@incentaHEALTH.com.
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incentaHEALTH is an innovative digital health company helping employers, communities and consumers thrive by providing scalable obesity management tools. Built around the principles of behavioral economics, incentaHEALTH photographs and measures weight loss on their patented HEALTHspot® scale. The HEALTHspot® scale captures a full body photo and a validated weight measurement, authenticating weight loss progress while also providing intrinsic motivation. Participants receive personalized health coaching via daily email, text message and/or app with customized daily workouts and a complete meal plan. Cash rewards are awarded to participants on quarterly basis who have a BMI of over 25 and demonstrate meaningful behavior change (weight loss of at least 5 percent). Each participant can then login to their personal online dashboard, view their private photo gallery and see their physical transformation as they improve their nutrition and exercise. Studies show that 71 percent of participants lose weight, and weight loss duration is nearly 2 years. Follow incentaHEALTH on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest. www.incentaHEALTH.com