WellStart Health’s digital program helps improve outcomes for members with diabetes, hypertension and obesity, at no cost to Blue Shield members.
WellStart Health has been selected to be part of Blue Shield of California’s Wellvolution, its new digital and community-health based lifestyle medicine network, which delivers clinically proven health-management and wellness resources to help people holistically manage their health to prevent, treat and even reverse disease.
Blue Shield of California’s New Digital and Community-Health Network
Wellvolution’s whole-health platform, created in collaboration with Solera Health has nearly 70 digital health programs and more than 30,000 brick-and-mortar services. The network is the largest in the industry, and available at no cost to members enrolled in Blue Shield’s fully insured employer-sponsored plans or its Individual and Family plans.
WellStart Health Digital Lifestyle Change Program
WellStart Health’s intervention leverages evidence-based lifestyle medicine, behavioral science, and technology to address the root causes of chronic diseases such as diabetes and obesity. It’s intensive digital lifestyle change program is led by a highly qualified care team of dietitians and health coaches. The goal of the coach-led, peer-supported program is to help participants with chronic conditions, or those at high risk, to mitigate and sometimes even reverse their illnesses by providing them with the knowledge and practical skills to take control of their own health.
Why It Matters
“Most common chronic diseases are caused by lifestyle, but the good news is, they can be improved and often even reversed by changing one’s lifestyle,” said Olivia Kelly, co-founder, and CEO of WellStart Health. “We are excited to collaborate with like-minded, mission-driven, organizations like Blue Shield and Solera to expand our reach, helping more people prevent and reverse chronic diseases and make lasting lifestyle change.”