Canary Health Partners to Assist New Mexicans with Chronic Health Conditions, Like Diabetes
Partnerships Leverage Canary Health’s Better Choices, Better Health® Digital Therapeutics Program Proven to Deliver High Levels of Engagement and Improved Outcomes
LOS ANGELES, CA April 04, 2018 – Canary Health®, a national leading digital therapeutics company, and the New Mexico Retiree Health Care Authority (NMRHCA) are collaborating to offer the Better Choices, Better Health® (BCBH) digital therapeutics program in New Mexico. The goal is to increase access to and use of self-management resources for adults with one or more chronic health conditions, like diabetes and heart disease, and to improve quality of life and health outcomes.
David Archuleta, Executive Director at NMRHCA stated, “Offering BCBH helps advance our mission and we are pleased to hear the encouraging stories of people taking more control of their health. We’re thankful for the collaboration with Canary Health, and for the support of our health plan partners making this program a success.”
Preliminary results of the program report of NMRHCA members who participated in BCBH, 79% were more confident that they could manage their chronic condition(s), 82% felt that BCBH was easy to use and easy to understand, and most would recommend BCBH to a friend or loved one.
Cecilia Sena, a participant in BCBH and a member of NMRCHA, describes her experience as, “When you retire you realize how active you were before retirement because your pain becomes more evident. Better Choices, Better Health and the program’s facilitators helped me learn to cope, get active, and stay healthy.”
Adam Kaufman PhD, CEO, Canary Health shared “Impacting health requires innovative collaborations. To have a multi-level partnership from the state, public employers and carriers all working together with the common goal of assisting participants with chronic conditions is unprecedented.” He added, “Past published studies have shown that patients with type 2 diabetes had a decreased A1C of 1.27% at 12 months when their initial A1C was greater than 9%, and had reduced incidence of depression by 27%.“
Kaufman will be presenting at the upcoming Interagency Benefits Advisory Committee (IBAC) held in Albuquerque on Wednesday, April 11th, where he will share results from the recent NMRHCA collaboration. The NMRHCA is one of four entities comprising the IBAC (the Risk Management Division, Retiree Health Care Authority, Public School Insurance Authority, and Albuquerque Public Schools).
About Canary Health
Canary Health, a leading digital therapeutics company, offers programs that empower individuals with chronic conditions. We work with the largest healthcare organizations in North America offering programs proven to slow the progression of chronic conditions, enhance quality of life, improve health outcomes, and lower the cost of care.
About Canary Health’s Better Choices, Better Health ® (BCBH)
BCBH is an online six-week workshop facilitated by trained peer coaches. Participants reflect on how their life is impacted by their health and work to set personal action plans. They receive support from their peers, and coaches. BCBH has been proven to improve self-confidence, quality of life, and health outcomes and to lower healthcare utilization and costs.