HEALTHIER & HAPPIER FAMILIES
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In America, 1 out of 3 children are obese or overweight, and between the years of 2011-2014, nearly 12.7 million children and adolescents aged 2-19 years were considered overweight. 80% of overweight adolescents grow up to be obese adults and are, therefore, more at risk for health problems such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, several types of cancer and osteoarthritis. Furthermore, overweight five-year-olds have a tenfold increased risk of becoming obese adults compared to five-year-olds that are considered to be of a normal weight.
Economically, a National Business Group on Health report on claims data shows that the annual health care expenses for an obese child is $3,547 compared to $1,346 for a normal weight child, and a greater percentage of obese children receive treatment for a variety of health conditions compared to non-obese children. Even more shocking, claims data shows a child with type II diabetes is $10,789 in annual health care expenses. In total, health cost for employers exceeds $14 billion annually.
To improve the long-term health and reduce the impact of diabetes in children and family members through the use of mobile engagement platform which aids participants in learning healthy eating and exercise habits to achieve weight loss and BMI reduction.
MiHIA is implementing the Kurbo Health program. The virtual intervention will address long-term health outcomes and reduce impact of obesity and diabetes in children (ages 5-19 years) and their families in central Michigan through one of the most effective and well-researched programs for children, the “Traffic Light Diet”.
She wanted something that would keep her accountable, and that was Kurbo. “I just wanted something where I could put down what I was eating and everything I was eating. I wanted some external form accountability,” Sophia says. She found Kurbo. “Kurbo took her dad and I out of the equation of trying to help her make healthier choices. Instead, it was a partnership with her and her coach,” her mom, Lisa, notes.
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MiHIA’s Health Dashboard 4.0
the visual analysis tool that helps people in the 14-county region it serves to make healthy decisions quickly, monitor their region’s performance and practice sharing development. MiHIA’s Health Dashboard 4.0 is powered by Health Communities Institute (HCI), which provides high-quality community health assessment data and health indicator tracking. With the help of the Dashboard, MiHIA aims to improve the overall health status and quality of life for communities throughout Great Lakes bay region.