PHOENIX, Nov. 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Albertsons Companies has joined the Solera Health network of National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) providers, offering the program in conveniently located in neighborhood grocery stores operating under 20 well known banners – including Albertsons, Safeway, and Vons.
The Albertsons Companies' NDPP, led by local dieticians and supported by the stores' known and trusted pharmacists, uses the aisles of the supermarket to enrich the program material and experience. During the program, participants actively sample and discover new foods throughout the store while learning about healthier meal and snack options to complement their health and wellness goals. Participants expand their understanding by tasting, touching, and seeing new and healthier foods. The pharmacy team continues service by being available every day to help participants better manage health conditions and medications.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) currently estimates that over 30 million people (9.4% of the U.S. population) have diabetes and another 84 million (33.9% of the adult U.S. population) live as prediabetics. As a result, a growing number of health plans and employer groups direct covered members and employees to www.Solera4Me.com. Solera conducts a quick eligibility screening then matches people at risk for Type 2 diabetes to the program that best fits their needs and preferences.
"The Albertson's DPP is a great fit for people who prefer the convenience of attending classes in their neighborhood supermarket and who can benefit from the added support of a pharmacist," said Brenda Schmidt, CEO, Solera Health. "We're thrilled to have this community organization join our national network of NDPP providers."
"Offering this DPP program through the setting of a grocery store and pharmacy is exciting," said Donna Dolan, MBA, MS, RDN, LD, Wellness Services Manager, Albertsons Companies Pharmacies. "It just makes sense to teach patients about healthy eating and medication management for pre-diabetes in the same place they buy their groceries and pick up prescriptions each week. During the classes, they can ask questions and learn how to personalize their health and weight loss plan in a way that works with their unique lifestyle. It's truly customized for each person to successfully, and sustainably, reach their health and wellness goals."
About Albertsons Companies
Albertsons Companies is one of the largest food and drug retailers in the United States, with both a strong local presence and national scale. We operate stores across 35 states and the District of Columbia under 20 well-known banners including Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco, Shaw's, Acme, Tom Thumb, Randalls, United Supermarkets, Pavilions, Star Market, Haggen and Carrs. Albertsons Companies is committed to helping people across the country live better lives by making a meaningful difference, neighborhood by neighborhood.
About Solera Health
Solera Health is an integrated benefit network that connects patients, payers, and physicians with community organizations and digital therapeutics providers, simply and securely. Solera helps consolidate highly fragmented programs and services into one integrated network, allowing health plans and medical providers to increase consumer participation while lowering associated costs. Solera proactively identifies the 'best fit" program provider based on each individual's unique needs and preferences, which has proven to have a significant impact on improved patient outcomes at a fraction of the cost of traditional medical care. For more information, visit Solera Health at www.soleranetwork.com, call 800-858-1714 or follow us on Twitter @SoleraNetwork or LinkedIn.
SOURCE Solera Health