TEN FACTS ON NONCOMMUNICABLE DISEASES (NCD's)
Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), primarily cardiovascular diseases, cancers, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes, are responsible for 63% of all deaths worldwide (36 million out 57 million global deaths).
If the major risk factors for noncommunicable diseases were eliminated, at around three-quarters of heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes would be prevented; and 40% of cancer would be prevented.
Noncommunicable diseases are preventable through effective interventions that tackle shared risk factors, namely: tobacco use, unhealthy diet, physical inactivity and harmful use of alcohol.
Nearly 43 million children under 5 years old were overweight in 2010.
1.5 billion adults, 20 and older, were overweight in 2008.
By 2020, this number will increase to 7.5 million, accounting for 10% of all deaths.
Noncommunicable diseases force many people into, or entrench them in poverty due to catastrophic expenditures for treatment. They also have a large impact on undercutting productivity.
80% of NCDs deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries.
All our actions are exclusively scientific evidence based. Our doctors ensure our programs meet your local and specific requirements.
79 million people in the United States live with prediabetes, more than 25 million people in the U.S. have diabetes and of those, only 18.8 million have been formally diagnosed with the disease.... (American Diabetes Association).
Hypertension is the second leading cause of death in the United States and a major risk factor for heart disease and strokes.
An estimated 1 in 3 adults — 73 million people — in the United States has high blood pressure (Harvard University School of Medicine).
About 71 million Americans have high cholesterol. Only 1 out of every 3 adults with high cholesterol has the condition under control. Having high cholesterol puts you at risk for heart disease and stroke, two leading causes of death in the United States (CDC). In 2008, the prevalence of elevated total cholesterol was highest in the Europe (54% for both sexes), followed by the Americas (48% for both sexes)
Obesity-related conditions include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer, some of the leading causes of preventable death. The estimated annual medical cost of obesity in the U.S. was $147 billion in 2008 U.S. dollars; the medical costs for people who are obese were $1,429 higher than those of normal weight. More than one-third (34.9% or 78.6 million) of U.S. adults are obese (Journal of American Medicine (JAMA))
All our systems meet Health Data Protection requirements and standards (HIPAA, HL7, EU Regulation). Data Hosting submitted to local deployed countries regulation.
We start by understanding our participants, their health issues, their engagement level, their Health ecosystem and deliver behavioral medicine that is clinically validated and evidence-based, and publish our results in peer-reviewed journals.
Our programs guide participants through an inspiring and interactive journey that integrates seamlessly into everyday life. At each level of their Health status, we aim at continuously lowering our participants’ risk levels.
Every participant is supported by a dedicated, full-time health nurse or coach and robust social network for real-time feedback, support, and accountability through an individually crafted plan of action the participant can measure progress.
We demand results for our patients and ROI for our partners. Our success-based fee structure means that if it doesn't work, you don't pay and publish our results in peer-reviewed journals so we can improve our science.
Keep my health on track and keep me engaged at all times
I undertake evidence-based scientific Health Risk Assessments based on my
realtime feedback, mood, health metrics and usage
I connect my Certified Medical devices, connected tracker and wellness apps to securely build my unique and individual profile and set my own personal goals
I can have access to my nurse or coach depending on my engagement level and sometimes I get called based on my health level responses
(if my contract allows for it)
I share progress with my carers, doctors and community I've teamed up to tackle my situation...
when I I decide to
I select the email, postal and text-messages feedback and information I like best
I get rewards (even financial !) when meeting the goals I set myself
and it makes a true difference in my daily life