BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Feb. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Coca-Cola Bottling Company UNITED, Inc. and Pack Health, a health coaching company based in Birmingham, AL, today announced results from a joint initiative to improve the health of employees with chronic conditions.
As a pilot project, Coca-Cola Bottling Company UNITED, Inc. offered Pack Health's condition-specific health coaching programs for weight management, type 2 diabetes, diabetes prevention, dyslipidemia, inflammatory bowel disease, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and cancer to 200 employees last August. Those 200 spots were filled in just 2 days.
The two companies have since expanded the initiative and have seen promising results. Participants have improved medication adherence by 9%, health literacy by 34%, and lost ten pounds on average in their first three months.
"[My Pack Health Advisor] has helped me with my diet regime and my life and fitness goals," says participant Mike Lushington. "I am on my way to the healthiest I have ever been and there is no way I could have even started without her help."
Pack Health's coaching platform pairs employees with a dedicated Health Advisor, who provides support on their schedule through calls, text messages, and emails, according to the individual's communication preferences. They cover everything from diet and exercise to budgeting and care coordination, with condition-specific programming for over 20 chronic conditions.
Coca-Cola Bottling Company UNITED, Inc. has a longstanding commitment to provide a variety of products for every lifestyle and occasion, along with information to help people make informed choices and live active, healthy lives.
About Pack Health
Pack Health is a digital health coaching company that helps people with chronic conditions take back the reins on their health. Pack Health members work one-on-one with a nonclinical Health Advisor, online and over the phone, to address social determinants of health and achieve personal health goals. Pack Health utilizes industry partners to provide its services to those in need. Results include quality life years added, higher satisfaction, better clinical outcomes, and lower total medical cost. Learn more at www.packhealth.com.
About Coca-Cola Bottling Company UNITED, Inc.
Coca-Cola Bottling Company UNITED, Inc., founded in 1902 and headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, is the largest privately held Coca-Cola bottler in North America and the third largest bottler of Coca-Cola products in the U.S. The Company is engaged in the production, sales and distribution of a diverse portfolio of leading sparkling (Coca-Cola®, diet Coke®, Coke Zero Sugar®, Dr Pepper®, Sprite® and Fanta®) and still (Smart Water®, Dasani®, PowerAde®, Gold Peak®, Monster® and Minute Maid®) non-alcoholic brands under exclusive franchise agreements principally with The Coca-Cola Company and the Dr Pepper® Company.
For more than 115 years, excellent customer service and strong community engagement built on local relationships have been the foundation of the company's operating model. Since inception, Coca-Cola UNITED has remained true to its foundational core values of: Quality, Excellence, Integrity and Respect.
Among the franchises operated by United include Chattanooga, the world's first Coca-Cola bottler, and Atlanta, headquarters of the worldwide Coca-Cola System. UNITED has approximately 10,000 associates located in 54 sales and distribution territories and nine production facilities, across seven southeastern states.
SOURCE Pack Health