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BIRMINGHAM, Ala., February 3, 2021 / – Leading digital health company Pack Health today announced that it has earned Full Recognition status from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Diabetes Prevention Recognition Program (DPRP). This designation is awarded to organizations that have effectively delivered a quality, evidence-based diabetes prevention program that meets all of the standards for CDC recognition.
Pack Health is one of only five fully-accredited programs within Alabama and the first virtual program in the state.
“Our entire company is extremely excited to have received full recognition from the CDC for our DPP program,” says Dhiren Patel, PharmD, CDECS, BC-ADM, BCACP, Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs at Pack Health. “Pack Health began delivering DPP programming in 2016. Achieving full recognition provides further testimony to our program’s efficacy and impact on individual health outcomes.”
According to the CDC’s Standards and Operations Procedures for the DPRP, in order to acquire full recognition, DPP providers must follow a CDC-approved curriculum, achieve an average of 5% weight loss over the entire 12-month intervention, record body weight at a minimum of 80% of sessions, and record physical activity at a minimum of 60% of sessions. Participants of Pack Health’s DPP program saw an average of 8.6% body weight loss.
Pack Health’s remote-based DPP combines health coaching and remote patient monitoring via wireless scales and activity trackers to provide patients with evidence-based, clinically validated behavior change support programming. Members are matched with a personal Health Advisor who provides one-on-one support through phone calls, texts, and emails. Upon enrollment, members are sent a welcome “Pack” of information to support their DPP journey, as well as a digital scale and activity tracker that easily conveys each member’s weight and physical activity metrics to their Health Advisor. Over the duration of the program, members are able to increase their weekly exercise, improve their healthy eating, and increase their overall health self-efficacy.
“Developing and implementing this program has been a labor of love,” says Tamara Wilson, MS, NBC-HWC, Senior Health Advisor and Master Trainer Select at Pack Health. “Nationally, Alabama ranks 48th out of 50 for diabetes. We’re thrilled to have another opportunity for diabetes prevention in the state. Furthermore, we’re especially proud to deliver our program fully virtual. COVID-19 has made in-person care delivery incredibly challenging and we’re excited to continue providing individuals with an accessible diabetes prevention program option.”
About Pack Health
Pack Health is a digital health coaching platform that integrates evidence-based content, metrics, and devices to deliver highly personalized, human-to-human support across 30 chronic conditions. The high-touch engagement model is proven to increase access, improve experience, and drive better health outcomes for individuals with chronic conditions. Pack Health addresses comorbidities, social determinants, and barriers to drive results across industries, including health systems, health plans, and employers.
For information on Pack Health’s previous achievement of Preliminary Recognition status, click here.