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April 16, 2016

NovuHealth diabetes prevention program among top programs recognized by the CDC

We are extremely proud to announce that NovuHealth’s Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) is now part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Diabetes Prevention Recognition Program (DPRP). Acronyms aside, the DPRP was created to recognize wellness programs that have shown they can effectively deliver a proven healthy lifestyles program (in-person, virtually, or via distance learning) to prevent type 2 diabetes.

The DPRP has three key objectives:

Number One: To assure program quality standards, fidelity to scientific evidence, and broad use of effective type 2 diabetes prevention lifestyle interventions throughout the United States.

Number Two: To develop and maintain a registry of organizations that are recognized for their ability to deliver effective type 2 diabetes prevention lifestyle interventions to people at high risk.

Number Three: To provide technical assistance to local type 2 diabetes prevention programs to assist staff in effective program delivery and in problem solving to achieve and maintain recognition status.

While NovuHealth is pending full recognition, we are now a recognized resource for those fighting diabetes. NovuHealth’s DPP provides proven lifestyle changes for our members and has significant impacts on the businesses of our clients. The program combines a traditional diabetes prevention protocol with a new consumer toolset and digital engagement strategy to enhance outcomes. Online and phone-based coaching, wearable device integration, community engagement and rewards for support take diabetes prevention to the next level.

In a previous pilot with a large national health plan, NovuHealth’s DPP was proven to outperform traditional, human capital-intensive models. The successful pilot enabled a targeted group of health plan members to achieve a 7.8% average weight reduction, more than 150 minutes of physical activity a week, and more than 90% participation in weekly telephonic coaching session. More than 80% of participants met their 5% weight loss goal.

About NovuHealth
NovuHealth is the leading healthcare consumer engagement company, offering rewards and incentive programs that improve consumer health and plan performance. NovuHealth applies proven loyalty and data science strategies and leverages its deep industry and regulatory expertise to motivate high-value consumer activities. Headquartered in Minneapolis, NovuHealth has worked with nearly 40 health plans and served more than 15 million consumers across all 50 states. Learn more at novuhealth.com.

About NovuHealth

Novuhealth is the leading healthcare consumer engagement company, driven to improve consumer health and health plan performance. NovuHealth motivates consumers to complete high-value healthcare activities by leveraging its sophisticated engagement platform, proven loyalty and behavioral science strategies, and deep industry and regulatory expertise. Headquartered in Minneapolis, NovuHealth has worked with nearly 40 health plans and served nearly 15 million consumers across all 50 states.

 

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