HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., May 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Home Access Health
Corporation (HAHC), a leader in personalized diagnostics, announced today
that it has entered into a multi-year relationship with the American
Diabetes Association (ADA) to increase awareness, prevention, and detection
of "cardiometabolic" risk factors, which pose a danger to good health and
can lead to the development of type-2 diabetes and heart disease. Through
community-based screenings, this effort will target faith-based and
employer wellness programs to help people manage and lower disease risk.
ADA and its subsidiary, Shaping America's Health, will co-brand Home
Access' next generation home convenience kits with ADA's "CheckUp America"
initiative which focuses on helping Americans understand and lower their
risk for diabetes and heart disease. Accumulating research shows there are
a number of factors that contribute to a person's overall likelihood of
developing type-2 diabetes and heart disease. These factors, which comprise
one's "cardiometabolic risk," include, high blood glucose, high LDL ("bad")
cholesterol, high triglycerides, low HDL ("good") cholesterol, high blood
pressure, smoking, being overweight and physical inactivity. Those who are
screened for cholesterol, diabetes and blood pressure will receive their
test results from Home Access and follow-up consultation through Home
Access' nationwide medical call center.
"The American Diabetes Association provides diabetes research,
information, and advocacy efforts to communities across the country," said
Richard Kahn, PhD, Chief Scientific and Medical Officer, American Diabetes
Association. "By working with Home Access Health, we are adding a reliable
screening and counseling component to our efforts which will enhance our
ability to reach populations that are disproportionately at risk for type-2
diabetes and heart disease."
This collaboration integrates proven methodologies for managing and
lowering health risks through health risk assessments, highly-accurate
diagnostics testing, medical counseling, referrals, and patient support
"We are excited to work with the ADA, a world leader in creating
awareness of cardiometabolic risk factors that can lead to diabetes and
heart disease. By combining efforts, we will be able to reach millions of
Americans that are unaware of their risks of these avoidable diseases,"
said Tracey Powell, HAHC CEO.
The American Diabetes Association is the nation's leading voluntary
health organization supporting diabetes research, information and advocacy.
Founded in 1940, the American Diabetes Association has offices in every
region of the country, providing services to hundreds of communities. The
mission of the Association is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve
the lives of all people affected by diabetes. For more information, please
visit http://www.diabetes.org or call 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383).
Information is available in English and Spanish.
About Home Access Health Corporation
Home Access Health Corporation is a market leader and trusted brand in
personalized diagnostics. HAHC is the only company approved by the FDA to
provide non-invasive, self-testing for HIV and Hepatitis C. The company's
next generation platform includes a proprietary micro-blood serum
separation technology that focuses on avoidable chronic diseases including
diabetes, cholesterol-related heart disease and hypertension. In addition
to the highly accurate testing, HAHC offers an interactive medical
counseling center to encourage individuals to take action. HAHC clients
include leading health plans, employers, pharmaceutical companies,
government agencies, voluntarily health agencies, and directly to consumers
via 20,000 retail outlets. For more information, call 1.800.871.6076 or
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Tracey T. Powell
SOURCE Home Access Health Corporation