Community Goals
  • Develop a wellness initiative to create and sustain healthier communities 
  • Increase access to technology, educational programming and support services
  • Connect communities to local experts and resources 
  • Track outcomes through data 
  • Promote economic vitality 
Why Focus on Community Wellness
  • 92% of older adults have at least one chronic disease and 77% have at least two (National Council on Aging)
  • Four chronic diseases—heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes—cause almost two-thirds of all deaths each year
  • Chronic diseases account for 75% of the money our nation spends on health care (Forbes: In 2013, approximately $3.8 trillion)
  • Estimated every $1 spent on community-based wellness programs will save $5.60 (Trust for America’s Health)
Our Approach
Provide the community access to cutting edge technology, educational programming and tools necessary to achieve/maintain a healthy lifestyle.  The hChoices program is free for community members and is entirely supported by local sponsors.   

 hChoices Wellness Station©
  • Onsite health monitoring
    • Blood pressure, pulse, oxygen saturation, weight
  • Secure tracking with touch screen interface
    • Above vitals plus Cholesterol, Glucose, BMI and more
  • Digital Bulletin Board
    • Daily schedule, upcoming events, and wellness messages
  • Live and OnDemand wellness presentations
  • Wellness challenges
    • Individual/teams, anonymous leaderboard
  • 100% managed remotely 
   

The hChoices platform features a HIPAA compliant gateway that enables individuals to monitor and securely track their heath numbers, join wellness challenges, and participate in live and onDemand programming from any Internet ready device (i.e. computer, tablet, smartphone). 

Results
Providing all community members, regardless of age, education or location, easy access to robust wellness tools makes it possible to engage, educate and empower them to make positive lifestyle choices. Delivering the right intervention at the right time can correct their health trajectory, move them toward maintaining optimal health, and help contain health care expenditures.