Nutrinic, SEIU 775 Benefits Group Partner to Prevent Diabetes, Improve Health Outcomes for Washington State’s Home Care Aides.
Pasadena, CA—November 17, 2017 – Nutrinic, a lifestyle medicine company, today announced a corporate wellness pilot program with SEIU 775 Benefits Group, based in Seattle, WA. The announcement follows the launch of the company’s flagship plant-based diabetes prevention program, Nutrinic LIPPD.
Nutrinic LIPPD’s evidence-based approach empowers people to make sustainable lifestyle changes supported by personal coaching and accountability. The program is facilitated through a HIPAA-compliant telehealth platform, making it both convenient and widely-accessible. The new pilot will be made available to SEIU 775 Benefits Group members with pre-diabetes as well as those at elevated risk of chronic conditions such as heart disease and hypertension.
According to the American Diabetes Association, 1.9 million people in Washington—36.1% of the adult population—have prediabetes, with blood glucose levels higher than normal and a likelihood of progressing to type 2 diabetes in the coming years. In 2012, these conditions cost an estimated $7 billion in the state. The collaboration between Nutrinic and SEIU 775 Benefits Group promises to reduce disease risk, reduce healthcare costs, and improve lives.
“We’re delighted to be partnering with SEIU 775 Benefits Group, the country’s premier training and benefits group for home care aides,” said Solomon Wolfson, CEO of Nutrinic. “Plant-based nutrition is the future of diabetes and heart disease prevention. Forward-looking organizations who recognize this will ultimately lead the charge in reversing our country’s rising disease rates and associated healthcare costs.”
“As a purchaser of health care, we believe that attention to plant-based nutrition has the potential to improve population health and reduce the burden of invasive procedures for conditions like heart disease. We are excited to learn if this program can help Home Care Aides with cardiovascular disease as well as pre-diabetes lead healthier lives,” says Dr. Leslie Phillips, SEIU 775 Benefits Group Director of Population Health and Safety Services.
Nutrinic is a lifestyle medicine company that inspires and enables people to change the habits that put them most at risk for chronic conditions like heart disease and type 2 diabetes. The company’s scalable, healthcare-integrated, and evidence-based program fights and reverses chronic disease without the risks, costs, or side effects of medications and surgery, ultimately substantially reducing healthcare costs for insurers, integrated care organizations, and self-insured entities. For more information visit www.nutrinic.com
About SEIU 775 Benefits Group:
SEIU 775 Benefits Group is the nation’s leading organization dedicated to improving the skills, health and sustainability of the home care workforce. Leading with innovation and technology, SEIU 775 Benefits Group partners with government, labor and private industry ensuring that Washington home care workers have access to the skills and benefits they need to thrive. It serves 50,000 caregivers through health and wellness programs and provides 18,000 caregivers with affordable, high-quality medical, prescription and dental plans. Based on enrollment, SEIU 775 Benefits Group is Washington’s second-largest educational institution, providing an estimated 2.1 million hours of essential home care training since 2010. By caring for those who care for others, SEIU 775 Benefits Group is leading the transformation of home care into a thriving career and helping prevent the looming care crisis.