Medi-Cal Members Can Now Benefit from Innovative Digital Programs to Prevent, Treat and Reverse Chronic Disease | California Blue Shield

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LOS ANGELES and SAN DIEGO, Calif. (January 23, 2023) – Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan now offers members Medi-Cal Wellvolution, a digital lifestyle medicine and mental health support program that can be customized to meet individual health needs and preferences.

Created in collaboration with Solera Health, Wellvolution offers four pillars of health support through its app-based programs: disease prevention; reversal of the chronic state; mental health support; and quitting smoking.

“Wellvolution’s lifestyle medicine apps enable our Medi-Cal members to improve their physical and mental health,” said James Cruz, MD, Chief Medical Officer of Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan. “Wellvolution improves access to care, which we know helps close the healthcare gap for our members.”

Angie Kalousek-Ebrahimi, Senior Director of Lifestyle Medicine at Blue Shield of California, agrees. “Blue Shield Promise members who register with Wellvolution now have online access to a range of evidence-based lifestyle medicine and mental health programs that can deliver measurable improvements to their health and their general well-being, especially for people with chronic conditions. ”

Wellvolution programs that Medi-Cal members can access include:

  • Diabetes prevention – A Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) endorsed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This 12-month program provides eligible members with one-on-one coaching, a digital scale, and a Fitbit.
  • Reversal of chronic condition – A smartphone app that addresses specific health issues such as diabetes and obesity.
  • Mindfulness and mental health – An on-demand app that helps manage anxiety, depression, sleep issues and other mental health issues and offers hundreds of tools and exercises to reduce stress and improve well-being mental.
  • Smoking cessation – Tools include Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) to help members reduce cravings and quit smoking.

Wellvolution also offers general fitness options through Everyday Choices, which offers on-demand workout videos led by fitness experts and a recipe library for nutritious meals.

“We are excited to expand our relationship with Blue Shield of California to offer their Medi-Cal members these easily accessible digital health programs to help them get and stay healthy,” said Mary Langowski, CEO of Solera. Health. “We commend Blue Shield for continuing to provide user-friendly, evidence-based health solutions that consumers want and need.”

Medi-Cal members can enroll by visiting Wellvolution.com/medi-cal and create an account and password. They then complete a simple health questionnaire to identify their health goals. Based on their answers, they can select and sign up with digital app providers who offer programs, tools, and strategies that will help them achieve their desired health goals. Many apps offer online digital coaches and educational tools as part of their overall program. For additional support, members can also visit one of the Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan Community Resource Centers.

For more information on the digital resources available to Medi-Cal members through Blue Shield’s Wellvolution platform, please visit wellvolution.com/medical.

About the Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan

Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan is a managed care organization, 100% owned by Blue Shield of California, offering Medi-Cal and Cal MediConnect. It is led by healthcare professionals with a “members first” philosophy and is committed to building a network of quality providers and partnering with community organizations for over 450,000 members. For more information on the Blue Shield of California Promise health plan, please visit www.blueshieldca.com/promise. For more information on Blue Shield of California, please visit https://news.blueshieldca.com. Or follow us on LinkedIn, Twitteror Facebook.

About Solera Health

Solera Health changes lives by guiding people to better health solutions that work. Leveraging a dynamic digital platform, the company delivers intensive, evidence-based lifestyle, behavioral and societal interventions impacting the most prevalent and costly chronic diseases at various levels of health. acuity. Solera strategically matches consumers with their best-fit solution within carefully curated and controlled networks of digital and community-based point solutions, all implemented through an innovative value-based payment model. The Company’s suite of fitness program offerings include diabetes prevention and management, falls prevention, hypertension, mental and behavioral health, musculoskeletal, smoking cessation and management weight. Plus, Solera’s world-class solution handles tough administrative tasks including claims handling, compliance, consumer engagement, eligibility verification, member matching, and vendor management, giving payers and employers access to dozens of point solutions with one contract and one technical integration. For more information, visit www.soleranetwork.com.

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