Medi-Cal members now have access to innovative digital programs to prevent, treat and reverse their chronic diseases
The award-winning Wellvolution program from Blue Shield of California will be available starting this month for your Medi-Cal members
LOS ANGELES and SAN DIEGO, January 23, 2023 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan is offering its Medi-Cal members access to Wellvolution, a digital lifestyle medicine and mental health support program that can be customized to meet individual needs. and individual health preferences.
Created in collaboration with Solera Health, Wellvolution offers four pillars of health support through its apps: preventing disease, reversing chronic disease, supporting mental health, and quitting smoking.
“Wellvolution’s lifestyle medicine apps help our Medi-Cal members improve their physical and mental health,” said Dr. James Cruz, medical director of Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan. “Wellvolution improves access to care, which ultimately helps fill the gap in healthcare for our members.”
Angie Kalousek-Ebrahimiprincipal director of Medicine of the Style of Blue Shield Life of California, do you agree. “Blue Shield Promise members who enroll in Wellvolution now have online access to a number of mental health and lifestyle medicine-focused digital care programs that have proven effectiveness and can help them achieve concrete improvements in their health and well-being, especially if they suffer from chronic diseases”.
Wellvolution programs available to Medi-Cal members include:
- Diabetes Prevention: a diabetes prevention program approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Lasting 12 months, it offers eligible members one-on-one coaching, a digital scale, and a Fitbit.
- Reversal of chronic diseases: a smartphone app that addresses specific health issues, such as diabetes and obesity.
- Mindfulness and mental health: An instant content app that helps manage anxiety, depression, insomnia and other mental health issues, plus hundreds of tools and exercises to reduce stress and improve mental well-being.
- help to quit smoking: Tools include nicotine replacement therapy to help members reduce their desire to smoke and quit.
Wellvolution also has options for promoting fitness through Everyday Choices, featuring fitness videos from fitness experts and a library of nutritious meal recipes.
“We are pleased to expand our partnership with Blue Shield of California to offer their Medi-Cal members these easy-to-access digital programs that will help them get and stay healthy,” said mary langowski, CEO of Solera Health. “We congratulate Blue Shield for being a leader in providing proven, easy-to-use healthcare solutions that consumers want and need.”
Medi-Cal members can enroll by visiting Wellvolution.com/medi-cal and creating an account and password. The next step is to answer a simple questionnaire to identify your health goals. Based on their responses, they can select and enroll in digital apps that offer programs, tools, and strategies to help them achieve their desired health goals. Many apps feature digital coaches and educational tools as part of their overall program. For more help, members can also visit one of Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan’s Community Resource Centers.
To learn more about the digital resources available to Medi-Cal members through Blue Shield’s Wellvolution platform, visit wellvolution.com/medi-cal.
About 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. California and offers Medi-Cal and Cal MediConnect plans. The organization is run by health professionals with a member-first philosophy and a commitment to developing a quality provider network and partnering with community organizations for its more than 450,000 members. For more information about Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan, visit www.blueshieldca.com/promise. To read more news about Blue Shield of Californiavisit our Center news in Spanish at https://es.news.blueshieldca.com/. Or follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter or Facebook.
About Solera Health
Solera Health is changing lives by guiding people to better healthcare solutions that work. Leveraging a dynamic digital platform, the company delivers intensive, proven, and impactful social, behavioral, and lifestyle interventions for the most prevalent and costly chronic diseases at varying levels of severity. Solera strategically connects consumers with the solution that best suits their needs within carefully selected and vetted networks of digital and community solutions that are implemented through an innovative value-based payment model. The company’s program offerings include diabetes prevention and management, falls prevention, hypertension, mental and behavioral health, musculoskeletal health, smoking cessation and weight management. In addition, Solera’s solution handles complex administrative tasks such as claims processing, regulatory compliance, consumer engagement, eligibility verification, selecting the right programs for members, and provider management, offering payers and employers access to dozens of point solutions with a single contract and technical integration. For more information, visit www.soleranetwork.com.
CONTACT: Mashi Nyssen
Blue Shield of California
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