June 29, 2021 Release



Wholly Owned Business Unit Launches New Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP)


Los Angeles, CA – June 29, 2021 – Canary Health®, a leading digital health and digital therapeutics company and recognized DPP pioneer and leader, announced today the launch of its new Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), Prevent Diabetes®.  The new program resides in the Canary Coaches division of Canary Health.

Prevent Diabetes® is an online DPP program consisting of 16-weekly, followed by 8 monthly lessons with no weekly group educational meeting. It can be accessed from participants’ PC or mobile app, no matter where they are or what time it is. It also includes a flexible learning plan accessible 24/7, and a start date that they determine. With access to their personal health coach in between sessions, full service outreach and recruiting support to keep participants engaged, and equipped with a Fitbit® scale for digital weight tracking and other online tracking tools, the program has seen participant performance and satisfaction meet high standards.

“When we went looking for a different virtual DPP program, we based our decision on cost, quality of curriculum, and data they could provide. Canary Health’s® program was head and shoulders above anything else we looked at,” said Tina Swanton, Program Manager responsible for grant funded programming through the state health department and the initiative of Access to Quality of Food at Michigan Health Improvement Alliance, Inc. (MiHIA). “We’ve seen over half that have registered are far into the program itself.”


With a soft launch in Fall 2020, Prevent Diabetes® has an NPS Score of 63 which is considered excellent participant satisfaction with their experience. The program is flexible and able to be part of population health and Social Determinants Of Health approaches. Having been one of the pioneers in DPP programs, Canary Health is able to have the complete program up and running for clients within 6-8 weeks after contract.

“We work with big name health plans and providers who are allocated seats for their members to participate in the program. A lot of partners are reaching out to tell me how they love that Canary Health is constantly giving them the data reports they need so they know how their marketing efforts are doing,” says Swanton. “The conversation and support they get from Canary Health and the team has been fantastic.  I have heard nothing but positive things come from healthcare partners that are offering the program. Also, having been classically trained as a health coach and CDE, I decided to go through the program myself.  I’ve stayed engaged with the program and am meeting my personal health goals. I just really needed the accountability and I get that with the program through my personal coach and my weekly weigh in.” Read more on our interview with Tina Swanton here.


“Because we were one of the first to launch a digital DPP program (in 2008) and to advocate in Washington and Atlanta for CDC approval for a digital program, we’ve had time to work through what it takes to get participants to sign up and stay engaged, and at the same time deliver to our clients the service and results they need to make a DPP program for their population successful.” said Dr. Neal Kaufman, MD, MPH and Chairman of the Board, Canary Health. “Prevent Diabetes® was created to fit into patient’s lifestyle, making it easier and more enjoyable to reach their health goals.”


The Prevent Diabetes® program allows participants to make small, significant, sustainable changes in behavior that can last a lifetime. It helps them focus on the health they need for the life they want to live, lower their weight, reduce stress, become more active, and lower the rate of progressing to type 2 diabetes and adding additional chronic conditions.


About Canary Coaches

Canary Coaches is a diabetes prevention, education, and coaching provider with the longest standing digital DPP program offered commercially since 2008.  Canary Coaches flagship service is the Prevent Diabetes® (DPP) program, formerly known as VLM.  Prevent Diabetes® is a CDC recognized Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) that has engaged, delighted and positively impacted the lives of tens of thousands of participants.


About Canary Health®

Canary Health, a leading digital therapeutics company, offers programs that empower individuals with chronic conditions to better self-manage their health and their lives. We work with the largest healthcare organizations in North America to offer our programs, including health plans, employers, health systems and public health departments.



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