SOURCE: Solera Health

Solera Health

October 13, 2016 10:27 ET

Solera Health and Gain Life Team Up to Offer At-Risk Individuals a Mindset-Focused, Gender-Specific Approach to Diabetes Prevention

Program's Focus on Improving Metabolic Flexibility and Changing Mindset Has Already Generated Demonstrable Results for Keeping the Development of Chronic Diseases at Bay

PHOENIX, AZ and BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - Oct 13, 2016) -  Solera Health, an integrator of chronic disease prevention and management solutions, and Gain Life, a behavior change company founded by consumer health industry veterans from Procter & Gamble and Johnson & Johnson, today announced that they have entered into a strategic partnership to offer qualified individuals a mindset-focused, gender-specific approach to diabetes prevention. Under the terms of the agreement, Gain Life will join Solera's integrated network of partners who are preventing and managing chronic disease.

Gain Life's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recognized Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) is one of the few lifestyle modification initiatives being made available that is focused on men and women's unique health and wellness needs. The company's DPP for males, ManUP Health, and females, PowerUP Health, offer individuals with prediabetes a 52- week program that curbs the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The program focuses on improving metabolic flexibility and changing mindsets with the guidance and accountability of a dedicated coach and support of peers, completely online by smart phone, tablet, or computer.

Adding these gender specific offerings to Solera's growing roster of chronic disease prevention and management program partners, provides patients with even greater choice when it comes to selecting a personalized approach to lifestyle modification to help them achieve what they want (reduced health risks and weight loss), while building into the process what they really require (change in mindset). Through its preventative health network, Solera allows members of participating health plans to simply and easily enroll in a DPP best suited to meet their unique individual needs and preferences. For partners like Gain Life, Solera provides increased access to qualified patients and payer reimbursement while also helping to manage the back office logistics associated with administrating a chronic disease prevention program.

"Currently, the majority of weight loss and diabetes prevention initiatives in the market today are not tailored to the proven health needs specific to each gender, which could possibly account for why over 80% of program participants are typically women," said Brenda Schmidt, CEO of Solera Health. "In our work at Solera, we are seeing a huge demand from health plan clients who are increasingly interested in DPPs that meet the specific needs of their diverse population. We believe that through Gain Life's targeted approach of honoring gender differences in life roles, values and identity has a huge opportunity to improve DPP program engagement for this unique demographic."

The Gain Life DPP was created around the belief that a "one-size-fits-all" approach to healthcare, especially with regards to lifestyle intervention, simply isn't going to work. By meeting individual's where they live/work/play, understanding their circumstances, and tailoring the programs to meet their needs, the company is creating a more personable approach to diabetes prevention that empowers patients to take control of their own health.

"We are excited to enter this partnership with Solera Health as the relationship increases exposure and access to Gain Life's gender-specific lifestyle change programs for those in need. At a broader level, the relationship affords us the opportunity to be part of the company's ambitious solution to one of the country's largest healthcare problems," said Sean Eldridge, CEO of Gain Life. "In our eyes, the more folks that team up and work together to further minimize the behaviors that lead to chronic disease, the better our chances of having of real impact on eradicating these conditions in the long term."

About Solera Health

Solera Health is a chronic disease prevention and management integrator that connects patients, payers, and physicians with a new class of non-clinical healthcare providers, simply and securely. Solera helps consolidate highly fragmented programs and services into one integrated network, allowing health plans and medical providers to increase consumer participation while lowering associated costs. Solera proactively identifies the "best fit" program provider based on each individual's unique needs and preferences, which has proven to have a significant impact on improved patient outcomes at a fraction of the cost of traditional medical care. For more information, please visit: http://soleranetwork.com.

About Gain Life

Gain Life is a behavior change company founded by consumer health industry veterans from Procter & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson, and Weight Watchers. We combine consumer-grade product development principles and technology with best-in-class science to give individuals what they want (e.g., reduced health risks and weight loss) while building into the process what they really need (change in mindset). Learn more at www.gainlife.com.

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