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    Canary Health® Achieves CDC Full Recognition Status For Its DPP Program, Prevent Diabetes®(PD), formerly known as Virtual Lifestyle Management®(VLM)

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Meet our New Virtual Lifestyle Management Coaches

We’re excited to announce our 7 new Virtual Lifestyle Management Coaches hailing from six different states.   They’re all highly qualified individuals with a variety of health professional backgrounds, experiences and certifications. Beth Casey Gold | Pittsburgh, PA Beth’s career choice of a registered dietitian nutritionist over 20 years ago led her to the world of […]

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Digitally delivered self-management support programs like VLM and Digital DPP are the key to transforming healthcare from volume to value - Meet Frank!

A Health Hero’s Journey: How a Digital DPP Changed My Life

Meet Frank, one of our VLM Health Heroes. Frank dramatically improved his health with our Virtual Lifestyle Management Program, a digital CDC-recognized DPP program with proven results. Digitally delivered self-management support programs like VLM are the key to transforming healthcare from volume to value.  Personal health coaches help tailor VLM to an individual’s needs, greatly […]

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Food for Thought: Resilience Is the Courage to Grow from Stress

By Wendy Wood   Resilience is the courage to grow from stress. But, how do we become more proficient at becoming more resilient?   Here are some ideas: Resilience is: the building of our inner resources, and, the identification of reliable external resources. Resilience is: self-confidence that supports fear-management. Resilience is: the ability to stabilize […]

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Canary Coaches Redoubles Efforts To Remove Implicit Bias

By Canary Coaches Team   Canary Coaches are healthcare professionals who provide support to individuals who want to lower their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by losing weight and becoming more active. With the heightened recognition of structural racism, we are increasingly aware how our biases influence our thoughts, words, and actions. We have […]

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Diabetes Prevention Coaching in the Midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Dawn Menning, MS, RD, CDE   We all are living through unimaginable changes and challenges in our everyday life.  Who would have thought that the entire world would shut down and we would all need to keep isolated from loved ones, friends, and co-workers.   With that backdrop, Canary Coaches has continued to support and engage […]

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Peer Support Programs: A Missing Piece and Perfect Complement to Population Health Strategies

Interview of Dr. Marcus Thygeson, M.D., M.P.H. by Adam Kaufman   As defined on Wikipedia: Peer support occurs when people provide knowledge, experience, emotional, social or practical help to each other. It commonly refers to an initiative consisting of trained supporters… and can take a number of forms such as peer mentoring, reflective listening (reflecting […]

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Increasing Self-Efficacy Accelerates Successful Behavior Change

Over 40 years ago, Albert Bandura postulated that self-efficacy was important for individuals and societies to be able to be successful.  Many others have subsequently validated his concepts.  Self-efficacy serves as the core element of a wide variety of interventions. “Self-efficacy is the belief we have in our own abilities, specifically our ability to meet […]

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Canary Health Identified as Benchmark in Fight Against Type 2 Diabetes and Prediabetes

Canary Health was recently featured in The Anthology of Bright Spots, a project of the DiabTribe Foundation. The project identified programs, companies, etc. in type 2 diabetes and prediabetes that are considered ‘working’ or successes in the fight against both, and which can be looked upon as benchmarks in the industry. Canary Health is proud […]

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Dr. Neal Kaufman elected to the Council for Diabetes Prevention board of directors

The Council for Diabetes Prevention Announces New Board of Directors

The Newly Elected Directors Bring Diversity of Experience and Commitment to Scaling the National Diabetes Prevention Program WASHINGTON, DC (January 10, 2017) – The Council for Diabetes Prevention, a non-profit membership-based organization dedicated to ensuring the success of the National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), announces the election of its inaugural board of directors. The members […]

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Outreach to Outcomes: Activating Patients Lowers Costs

Our free webinar, “Outreach to Outcomes: Activating Patients Lowers Costs” broadcast on Wednesday, Oct 5th addressed how digital self-management programs have proven effective in preventing or delaying chronic conditions, and that translates to lower health care costs. Hear from experts on state-of-the-art consumer engagement processes that get results. You can watch the webinar in its […]

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Self-Management Support is Key to Value-Based Care

Self-Management Support is Key to Value-Based Care

Transforming healthcare to value-based care implies creating an entire system organized around improving outcomes while managing costs. As we see it at Canary Health, there are four key high-level strategies: 1. Provider delivery system design aimed to reconfigure the way care is delivered. Tactics around network design, and clinician coordination fit here. 2. Insurance product […]

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Webinar: Managing the Cost of Public Employees with Chronic Conditions

Sponsored by Canary Health and Population Health Alliance Fact #1: Your members with chronic conditions account for about 85% of healthcare costs. Fact #2: Improving members chronic condition self-management improves health and reduces cost. Fact #3: Digital self-management support programs are proven effective and easy to implement. You can watch the webinar in its entirety […]

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Op-Ed: Getting Past Disease to the Science of Wellness

Abridged version by Neal Kaufman, originally written by Leroy Hood appearing in the LA Times   “America was sick before COVID-19 struck. The pandemic has made our national sickness more acute and illustrated the critical importance of “wellness” in preventing disease and optimizing health. We know this because COVID disproportionately impacted people with chronic illness […]

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Diabetes Digital App Technology: Benefits, Challenges, and Recommendations. A Consensus Report by the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) and the American Diabetes Association (ADA) Diabetes Technology Working Group

G. Alexander Fleming, John R. Petrie, Richard M. Bergenstal, Reinhard W. Holl, Anne L. Peters, Lutz Heinemann. Diabetes Care 2020 Jan; 43(1): 250-260.   Commentary by Neal Kaufman   As the availability of digital therapeutics increase at an extraordinary rapid rate it becomes critical that these approaches are able to demonstrate safety and efficacy. This […]

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The Patient Engagement Capacity Model: What Factors Determine a Patient’s Ability to Engage?

This month we feature an article by C.J. Sieck, et al, The Patient Engagement Capacity Model: What Factors Determine a Patient’s Ability to Engage?  Writing in the New England Journal of Medicine Catalyst, Sieck et al start their article describing the “Promise and Challenge of Patient Engagement” and then proceed to present their “Engagement Capacity […]

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