SOURCE: Longitude Health, Inc.

Longitude Health, Inc.

November 24, 2009 13:00 ET

Longitude Health Receives Contract Extension From Georgia Department of Community Health for MyHealthVillage.com

Initial Service Period Extended for Service Delivery to Georgia-Based Employers and Their Employees Through June of 2010

SOMERSET, NJ--(Marketwire - November 24, 2009) - Longitude Health, Inc. (www.longitudehealth.com), provider of guided health and wellness solutions, today announced that the Georgia Department of Community Health, Division of Public Health (DCH), has exercised its option to extend the initial service period of its contract with Longitude Health. Longitude Health will continue to provide its innovative health and wellness program, MyHeathVillage.com, through June of 2010 and DCH continues to have the option of renewing for up to four additional years.

"We are delighted that the DCH has decided to extend our contract," said Tracy W. Korman CEO of Longitude Health. "The DCH has voiced its appreciation for the services Longitude Health is providing and we are thrilled that they have chosen to further express their satisfaction by extending our relationship."

Longitude Health will continue to deliver an incentive-driven program with on-site and online resources including health assessments, one-to-one guidance and the American Heart Association's "Search Your Heart" curriculum to holistically reduce the health risks associated with cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity.

At the time of the launch in the first quarter of 2009, Dr. Sandra Elizabeth Ford, acting director of the Division of Public Health, underscored the Longitude Health's value, "Georgia faces a high prevalence of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity. Together, these conditions reduce the quality of life of our citizens, hurt the productivity of our workers and raise healthcare expenses for our employers. Longitude Health's MyHealthVillage Healthy Workplace program provides proven prevention, wellness and disease management services that help individuals assess and manage their health risk factors including how they eat, exercise and manage tobacco, alcohol and stress."

The MyHealthVillage program is available for free to worksites selected by the DCH's Office of Health Behaviors. Eligible employees and their spouses participate with no out of pocket cost.

About Longitude Health, Inc.

Based in New Jersey and with operations in Missouri, Longitude Health is a privately-held, investor-backed company offering comprehensive web-based, guided health and productivity improvement solutions. Its flexible tools and holistic approaches provide incentives, integrate with primary care physician oversight and enable social networking support for a completely collaborative solution leading to healthier people and lower costs. For further information on Longitude Health visit www.longitudehealth.com.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Tracy W. Korman
    (732) 790-5492 (office)
    (917) 620-2909 (mobile)
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