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Omada Health Launches Prevent Program for Underserved Populations

Updated: 8/14/21 5:00 amPublished: 3/14/16

Program designed for Medicaid and uninsured individuals at risk for diabetes.

Omada Health recently announced the launch of Prevent for Underserved Populations. The new version of the company’s flagship digital diabetes prevention program is specifically designed for individuals living with prediabetes who are Medicaid enrolled, Medicaid eligible, or uninsured. The program offers all of the original features, including twelve months of behavioral counseling, a wireless scale, and around-the-clock access to online health coaches and a peer network. Additionally, Prevent for Underserved Populations has some useful customization for these groups: content sensitive to food access, neighborhood safety, and economic insecurity; bilingual health coaches experienced in working with underserved populations; and a curriculum adapted to low-level literacy and English as a second language.

Omada also announced a 12-month clinical trial enrolling up to 300 English and Spanish-speaking participants at three sites in Washington and California. Evaluators will track clinical outcomes and data will be published in 2017. Omada will offer Prevent for Underserved Populations at discounted pricing for safety net programs.

Last year, Omada Health published two-year results showing participants lost an average of 4.7% of their body weight after one year, and largely maintained that weight loss after two years (4.3%). On average, participants that completed Prevent achieved a 0.40% A1c reduction at one year and a 0.46% A1c reduction at two years. This allowed many participants to move from the prediabetes A1c range (5.7% to 6.4%) to the non-diabetes A1c range (less than 5.7%).

A striking 86 million Americans have prediabetes, but nine out of 10 don’t know they have it, and an estimated 15-30% of them will get type 2 diabetes within five years. We hope Omada’s technology can scale to help millions of people avoid diabetes, particularly those in the most vulnerable populations. -CA

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