Optima Health is partnering with Omada® to offer a targeted group of Optima Health members a year-long diabetes and heart disease prevention program. As part of the program, eligible members will receive:
- an interactive program to guide their journey,
- a wireless smart scale to monitor progress,
- weekly online lessons to empower them,
- a professional health coach for added support, and
- a small group of peers to keep them engaged in the program.
The Omada program is modeled on the National Institutes of Health-sponsored Diabetes Prevention Program clinical trial, which showed that people with prediabetes who lost a modest amount of weight through lifestyle intervention sharply reduced their chances of developing diabetes. Research has shown that applying these same core principles of behavior change can reduce risk factors for heart disease as well.1
Using specific clinical criteria and claims data, Optima Health has identified a targeted population for this invite-only program. Eligible Optima Health members may receive invitations via mail or email to visit a dedicated Omada web page and complete a brief health test to determine if Omada is right for them.
1LeFevre M. Behavioral Counseling to Promote a Healthful Diet and Physical Activity for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Adults With Cardiovascular Risk Factors: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement Ann Intern Med doi:10.7326/M14-1796. August 26, 2014.