Initiative Intended to Drive Awareness Around Prediabetes and Diabetes Prevention Programs
Chronic Disease Prevention Programs Offered Through the Solera Platform are Tailored to Meet the Needs of California Residents
Solera, a company committed to changing lives by guiding people to better health in their communities, today announced the company’s presence at the LA County Fair’s Fitness Fair…Let’s Get Physical taking place on August 30 through September 2, 2019. The goal of the company’s attendance is to help drive awareness around the prevalence of prediabetes and type 2 diabetes in California today. At the event, Fair guests are invited to meet with Solera and take a one-minute quiz to learn if they may be at risk for the disease. They will also be offered an opportunity to be paired to the best-fit Diabetes Prevention Programs (DPP) to meet their individual health needs.
Solera provides Californians with access to a national network of community and digital providers each with unique curriculums for warding off diabetes while improving overall health. Through the company’s proprietary technology platform, users are matched to the DPP that best aligns with their unique health goals, preferences, an evidence-based approach that has been proven to have a significant impact on improved patient outcomes at a fraction of the cost of traditional medical care.
“The prevalence of prediabetes and type 2 diabetes in California is widespread, Solera’s goal is to address this health epidemic head on by making access to the best-fit chronic disease prevention programs simple and affordable,” said Brenda Schmidt, CEO of Solera. “But being at risk for prediabetes or being prediabetic does not mean Californians have limited options when it comes to resources for improving their health and wellness. Solera enables individuals with access to programs, covered by their health plans, that allow then to make modest changes in their diet and activity level, which has the potential to decrease the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58%.”
In California, over 15.5 million adults (55 percent of all adults) have prediabetes or diabetes according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health. It has also been proven that the rates of prediabetes increase with age, however, rates are also high among young adults, with one-third of those ages 18-39 having prediabetes.
Solera is committed to changing lives by guiding people to better health in their communities. The company connects patients, payers and physicians with a network of community organizations and digital therapeutics providers, consolidating highly fragmented programs and services into a single marketplace. Its technology matches patients to the "best fit" community or digital chronic disease prevention program provider based on each individual's unique needs and preferences, to improve patient outcomes at a fraction of the cost of traditional medical care.
For more information, visit Solera at www.soleranetwork.com.