Pack Health is the only virtual Diabetes Prevention Program in the state of Alabama to recognize with this distinction.
FREMONT, CA: Pack Health, a leading digital health coaching company, has earned a Preliminary Recognition status from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Diabetes Prevention Recognition Program (DPRP). This designation is awarded to organizations that provide quality, evidence-based diabetes prevention programs (DPP) that meet the required CDC standards while heading toward complete CDC recognition. Pack Health is the only virtual Diabetes Prevention Program in the state of Alabama to recognize with this distinction.
According to the CDC's Standards and Operations Procedures for the DPRP, DPP providers must follow a CDC-approved curriculum and obtain at least 60 percent of participants attending at least nine sessions during months one through six, and at least 60 percent of participants attending at least three sessions in months seven through twelve, to acquire preliminary recognition.
Pack Health's remote-based DPP integrates health coaching and remote patient monitoring using wireless scales and activity trackers to deliver evidence-based, clinically validated behavior change support programming to patients. Members are linked with a personal wellness advisor who offers one-on-one assistance through phone calls, text, and emails. Upon registration, participants are given a welcoming "Pack" of information to facilitate their DPP journey, as well as a digital scale and fitness tracker that effectively conveys the weight and physical activity metrics of each participant to their Health Advisor. Throughout the program, participants will be able to increase their weekly workout, enhance their healthy eating, and increase their overall health self-efficacy.
"Achieving Preliminary Status for our Diabetes Prevention Program is a significant milestone for Pack Health," says Dhiren Patel, PharmD, CDECS, BC-ADM, BCACP, Vice President of Medical Affairs at Pack Health. "Our Diabetes Prevention Program is foundational for our company, dating back to the origins of Pack Health. We're proud of the clinically significant results we are able to help our members achieve through this program and appreciate the opportunity to achieve this status through the CDC."