Home Access Health Corporation Joins Forces With the American Diabetes Association to Prevent and Fight Diabetes and Associated Chronic Diseases
Collaboration Promotes Cardiometabolic Risk Awareness and Health Screening
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 services. "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. About ADA 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 visit http://www.homeaccess.com. Available Topic Expert(s): For information on the listed expert(s), click appropriate link. Tracey T. Powell http://profnet.prnewswire.com/Subscriber/ExpertProfile.aspx?ei=46946
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