For Immediate Release: Pack Health & Shipt Partnership
FEBRUARY 22, 2017–
Shipt and Pack Health, two Birmingham, Alabama companies, today announce a new partnership to help people living with prediabetes and Type 2 Diabetes receive better access to healthy foods. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), almost 40 percent of U.S. adults are considered obese, and more than 70 percent overweight. Almost 10 percent of the population (29.1 million people) are thought to have diabetes, and more than a third (86 million people) are in the prediabetes stage. According to the CDC, as much as $2.5 trillion is spent on chronic disease care in the U.S. each year.
To help reduce health disparities, the 2017 American Diabetes Association Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes now recommend that patients should be provided with self-management support from lay health coaches, navigators, or community health workers when available. Additionally, eating well to maintain a healthy weight is one of the most important things you can do to lower your risk for Type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Therefore, this unique collaboration between Pack Health and Shipt combines health coaching and grocery delivery services in an effort to help manage prediabetes and Type 2 Diabetes.
Pack Health members will receive a $25 off their first grocery delivery with Shipt. Existing Shipt members will be able to access customized shopping lists specifically for people living with prediabetes and Type 2 Diabetes. In addition, Shipt members can enroll in Pack Health Type 2 Diabetes programs at a discounted price.
“Today’s announcement with Shipt is another solid step in our journey to build on our foundation to managing chronic conditions ,” said Mazi Rasulnia, President and Co-founder.
The Mississippi and Alabama chapter of the American Diabetes Association is excited about this collaboration. “Eating healthy is an essential part of managing diabetes and one critical factor driving the rise of obesity and diet-related disease is food access. We applaud Pack Health and Shipt for joining forces in this fight and providing the public with tools to better manage, or prevent, diabetes”, said Angela Rosen, Manager, Community Health Strategies.
“We are proud to partner with Pack Health to give their patients the healthy options they’re looking for right at their fingertips,” said Bill Smith, Founder and CEO of Shipt. “It’s our hope that Shipt will be a resource so these patients maintain a healthy lifestyle.”
Shipt, the nation’s fastest-growing online grocery marketplace, simplifies the grocery shopping experience by providing members with unparalleled convenience and exceptional service. Shipt partners with leading retailers and local stores to deliver groceries to members via a community of friendly, vetted shoppers. The service offers unlimited grocery deliveries to members for $99 per year and actively delivers in over 30 cities and their surrounding suburban regions, offering over 20 million households across the country access to the Shipt service. Launched in 2014, the company currently has offices in Birmingham, AL, and San Francisco, CA
ABOUT PACK HEALTH
Pack Health is a health management company that helps people with chronic conditions achieve and maintain healthy lifestyles and improve clinical outcomes. As advocates and partners, we work to ensure our members realize their personal health-related goals through proven condition-specific, personalized programs and education. Our Health Advisors engage directly with people in lasting, one-on-one relationships, offering coaching, care coordination, guidance and convenient, on-demand support to remove barriers to better care and improve quality of life. For more information, visit www.PackHealth.com.