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3 steps to improving community wellness program engagement

The major determinants of good health lie outside of the healthcare system.

Health and well-being are shaped by a wide array of influences like where we are born, live, work, learn and play. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention identifies five social determinants of health that include: 1.) access to quality healthcare and 2.) education, 3.) social and community support, 4.) economic stability and 5.) the built environment.

At the center of improving outcomes for individuals and communities — are community centers that offer programs to address the health and well-being of local residents. With a plethora of programs and activities, it can be challenging for centers to educate members on all that’s available to them.

Here are three steps that can help community centers attract, engage, and keep community members on track

Step One: Provide motivating educational programs

When it comes to improving their health and well-being, people are often excited to learn, make changes and get involved in health, fitness and social programs. However, keeping members hooked long-term is a challenge. With the help of digital wellness solutions, community centers can elevate their in-person programs and services. How? By launching personalized online educational courses that are geared toward keeping members engaged. These easy-to-activate offerings can provide personalized, on-demand content that addresses the individual needs of members, without requiring a staff member to deliver the information, and are accessible at their convenience.

Step Two: Automate program reminders and support

The excitement to make positive changes tends to be high at the beginning of someone’s fitness or wellness journey. Then, as life gets in the way, old habits creep back in and progress slows, this initial spark of motivation fades. So, how can community centers help members keep that engagement spark alive to meet their health and wellness goals? Automation.

With the ability to automate personalized content, messaging and reminders, community centers can bridge the gap between in-person and at-home experiences. Do you have members wanting to improve their nutrition, sleep, stress management? You can now automate the delivery of individualized content, program reminders and messages of support that fuel member knowledge, track progress and encourage them to stay engaged.

Step Three: Give them easy digital tools to use

Community centers have the power to help people improve their quality of life. But they are only effective if programs and learning opportunities are easily accessible. This can be accomplished with the right digital tools.

As community centers juggle managing in-person programming and administrative tasks, digital wellness tools — like Engagement Rx — can be leveraged to keep members engaged in their health and wellness journeys. A few key benefits include:

  • Offering on-demand, microlearning content and short courses that make it easy for members to learn how to make positive changes without becoming overwhelmed.  
  • Providing discrete communication and learning options that help members feel supported and secure in addressing their health and wellness needs and goals in a safe, private and convenient way. 
  • Giving staff members a convenient mechanism for automating the delivery of program content, messages of encouragement and progress tracking.  
  • Facilitating additional program offerings and opportunities for digital engagement that inspire members to stay motivated and increase wellness program retention.  

With the ability to automate, and deliver, personalized digital education offerings, reminders and messages of support, community centers can help members stay on track to meet goals long after their initial excitement has waned.

For more on how digital wellness offerings and automation can help community centers connect with members to improve their health and well-being, contact our team.

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Avidon Health ranks No. 956 on the Inc. 5000 annual list

The health coaching platform earned a spot on the 2022 list of fastest growing private companies

CRANFORD, NJ — Aug 16, 2022 — Avidon Health, a digital coaching technology that helps disrupt unhealthy habits, today announced it ranked 956 on the annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in America. The list represents a one-of-a-kind look at the most successful companies within the economy’s most dynamic segment–its independent businesses.

“Our team is committed to helping create personalized experiences that create healthy habits,” said Clark Lagemann, CEO at Avidon Health. “We are honored to receive this recognition which is a testament to our passion for making a measurable impact at scale. Avidon Health’s growth symbolizes the need organizations have to influence healthy actions and we will remain committed to helping diverse populations make positive life changes.”

The company has continued to innovate to help organizations meet the wellness needs of their employees and members, and recently expanded well-being courses focused on stress management and substance use. The new content was designed to meet the increased mental health support among remote and hybrid organizations.

“Organizations and coaching teams need to address the health and well-being of their members like never before,” added Lagemann. “Health coaching solutions, like Engagement Rx, can help create the kind of lasting changes that people need. More than one million people have benefited from the programs that Avidon Health provides.”

The companies on the 2022 Inc. 5000 have not only been successful, but have also demonstrated resilience amid supply chain woes, labor shortages, public health challenges and the ongoing impact of Covid-19.

“The accomplishment of building one of the fastest-growing companies in the U.S., in light of recent economic roadblocks, cannot be overstated,” says Scott Omelianuk, editor-in-chief of Inc. “Inc. is thrilled to honor the companies that have established themselves through innovation, hard work, and rising to the challenges of today.”

To learn more about Avidon Health and Engagement Rx visit avidonhealth.com. Complete results of the Inc. 5000 can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000.

About Avidon Health:

Avidon Health is a team of behavioral health experts that provides innovative coaching solutions to disrupt unhealthy behaviors. Avidon’s proprietary digital health platform, Engagement Rx®, is an all-in-one coaching technology that automates personalized experiences to create a measurable impact at scale. Launched in 2020 following MedPro Wellness’ acquisition of SelfHelpWorks, Avidon Health combines digital coaching with cognitive behavioral therapy principles to produce lasting change for participants. Learn more at avidonhealth.com.

More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000

Methodology

Companies on the 2022 Inc. 5000 are ranked according to percentage revenue growth from 2018 to 2021. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2018. They must be U.S.-based, privately held, for-profit, and independent–not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies–as of December 31, 2021. (Since then, some on the list may have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2018 is $100,000; the minimum for 2021 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Growth rates used to determine company rankings were calculated to four decimal places. The top 500 companies on the Inc. 5000 are featured in Inc. magazine’s September issue. The entire Inc. 5000 can be found at http://www.inc.com/inc5000.

About Inc.

The world’s most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across a variety of channels including websites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the 5000 gives the founders of the best businesses an opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers, and the credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent. The associated Inc. 5000 Conference & Gala is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visit www.inc.com.

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How to address employee wellbeing in the hybrid workplace

The increased demand for mental healthcare resources and what workers need, and how automation can help improve wellness program engagement.

Time to read: 5 minutes
By Clark Lagemann

With individuals spending much of their adult lives in the workplace, employers have a responsibility to help ensure their employees thrive. This includes wellness initiatives to help reduce stress and improve mental health. In recent years, however, the hybrid workplace has presented challenges for traditional on-site wellness programs and new sources of burnout for employees. In an article for Spiceworks, Clark Lagemann, CEO of Avidon Health discusses the increased demand for mental healthcare resources and what workers need, and how automation can help improve wellness program engagement.

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Webinar: Business Fundamentals for a Successful Coaching Practice

Learn how to enhance and rejuvenate your coaching practice by strengthening your business strategy.

Length: 45 minutes
Hosted by Travis Kahn and Brittany Kowalski

Synopsis:

Watch Travis Kahn, a health and wellness business expert, and Brittany Kowalski, nationally board-certified health and wellness coach in this simple yet comprehensive overview of the essential elements you’ll need to find the right clients and build a successful coaching business.

Learn:

  • How to understand your client
  • Business model basics
  • A framework for your business

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Avidon Health announces expansion of health and well-being courses focused on stress management

New content is designed to meet increasing demand for mental health support among increasingly remote and isolated populations.

CRANFORD, New Jersey — March 1, 2022 — Avidon Health, a leading provider of digital coaching solutions proven to break unhealthy habits for diverse populations, today announced the addition of stress management courses as part of Avidon Health’s signature platform, Engagement Rx. The new content is available to health systems and employers to help address stress and other wellness topics. As individuals continue to grapple with pandemic-related issues, Avidon Health has seen an increased demand for resources pertaining to mental health.

“Substance use and burnout among individuals continues to climb and we want to be a resource to help people make healthy changes and improve their lives,” said Clark Lagemann, co-CEO of Avidon Health. “Whether the factors contributing to stress are from work or home—our courses make it easy to make positive changes that improve wellbeing.”

Our new courses incorporate microlearning, which is a type of instructional training that breaks our research-driven content down into bite-sized, self-paced segments to engage participants and promote the adoption of behaviors that improve health and well-being. Participants are empowered to learn at their own pace when it’s convenient to them and achieve long-term mastery of a given subject.

“All of our courses are grounded in more than 20 years of experience and deep expertise in behavior change, and they work phenomenally well,” said Tim Aumueller, co-chief executive officer at Avidon Health. “In an effort to reach more people and change more lives, we’ve designed these additional courses using a new, modern approach. They deliver the same research-driven content as our traditional courses, but with greater flexibility and accessibility, including translation into 14 languages.”

Currently, there are four courses available in this format, including Healthy Weight, Nutrition, and the newly added Stress 101 and Advanced Stress Management. Each course incorporates videos, articles and evaluations to hold participants’ interest to help important concepts stick for the long-term. This increase in engagement is also designed to improve completion and retention rates.

New courses in this new format are being released approximately every three months. To learn more, please visit https://go.avidonhealth.com/microlearning-courses-overview.

About Avidon Health

Launched in 2020 following MedPro Wellness’ acquisition of SelfHelpWorks, Avidon Health is a team of behavior change experts who are passionate about providing health strategies that empower people to make positive life changes. Avidon’s proprietary digital health platform, Engagement Rx™, is an innovative, white-label coaching solution that helps drive behavior change for diverse populations at scale. We use cognitive behavioral training and technology that focuses on the individual, not just their condition, to create lasting outcomes. We also provide care team resources including staff, our Coach+ CRM, and comprehensive team training.

Learn more at www.avidonhealth.com.

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Case Study: Enhanced Engagement for Health Systems

Enhanced engagement for health systems

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Doubling patient compliance through enhanced engagement

A framework for health systems

It’s an age-old story. The challenge to get patients to engage with treatment plans that help them better manage chronic health conditions. The time and costs involved when they drop out.

The good news is that a recent study examines a strategy that’s proven to increase compliance by as much as 112%.

In this case study, we detail the strategy Avidon implemented to more than double the adherence rate for a multi-stage nutritional protocol through the deployment of a scalable enhanced coaching model.

Learn how Avidon’s approach:

  • Drives better protocol adherence
  • Improves health outcomes
  • Lowers overall healthcare costs

About Avidon Health

Avidon Health provides innovative health coaching solutions to personalize engagement and create behavior change at scale. We are a team of behavior change experts who empower people to make positive life changes by focusing on the individual, not just the condition. Avidon’s core product, Engagement Rx, is a digital health coaching platform used to improve adherence and outcomes for diverse populations, and includes an interactive eLearning portal, coach CRM, and Content Design Studio. This turnkey-but-customizable solution can serve as a standalone portal or embed within existing platforms to deliver personalized learning using proven behavior change frameworks.

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Avidon Health Launches Engagement Rx™ Platform to Improve Health Outcomes at Greater Scale

The behavior change solution is powered by a thoughtful blend of engagement technology, cognitive behavioral training, and real human support. 

CRANFORD, NJ — April 7, 2021 — Avidon Health, a leading health engagement and behavior change company, today announced the official launch of Engagement Rx™. The innovative behavior change solution uses human-centered and data-driven cognitive training methods to create healthy habits and health outcomes. Engagement Rx intuitively guides behavior change processes for participants and provides robust administrative control and reporting for the organizations delivering care.

“Our goal is to create sustainable outcomes for individuals by delivering a personalized, results-driven experience,” said co-CEO, Tim Aumueller. “Engagement Rx is developed on a solid foundation of science-backed methods which are rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and other behavior-change frameworks. By combining user-friendly technology with evidenced-based coaching techniques, we’re helping people lead healthier, happier lives.”

Regardless of a participant’s goals, the platform provides uniquely targeted care paths to create long-term positive results. With Engagement Rx, healthcare organizations and employers can deliver programs to help individuals prevent or end their struggles with unhealthy behaviors that lead to chronic health conditions in a highly scalable, cost-efficient way.

“Ultimately, better engagement is the best way for us to change lives,” said co-CEO Clark Lagemann. “Research has shown that most chronic conditions—and the massive healthcare and other costs they drive—can be prevented by helping people develop and stick to healthier habits. But to do so, we need to focus on fixing the engagement problem in healthcare. Engagement Rx is different because it focuses on the individual, not just the condition.”

While Engagement Rx is one complete solution, it’s comprised of several core components that uniquely contribute to the engagement process:

  • Engagement technology thoughtfully deployed to automate communications, track data, and drive accountability;
  • Cognitive behavioral training courses and microlearning content to break down harmful beliefs, thoughts, and emotions, and replace them with empowering cognitive responses;
  • Care Team resources, including engagement training (in partnership with Johns Hopkins Patient Engagement Program), our proprietary Coach+ CRM, and highly trained staff to support population health initiatives.

Engagement Rx is a turnkey, white-label solution that drives behavior change for diverse populations at scale.​ It can be accessed on any device through a web-based, HIPAA-compliant portal.

The platform was developed by an integrated team of health, technology, and behavior change experts with more than 20 years of coaching, content and technical expertise. Engagement Rx combines the best of digital behavior change courses and real human coaching brought together by MedPro Wellness and SelfHelpWorks, which merged in 2020 to become Avidon Health.

To learn more about Engagement Rx, visit avidonhealth.com.

About Avidon Health

Launched in 2020 following MedPro Wellness’ acquisition of SelfHelpWorks, Avidon Health is a team of behavior change experts who are passionate about providing health strategies that empower people to make positive life changes. Avidon’s proprietary digital health platform, Engagement Rx, is an innovative behavior change solution that focuses on the individual, not just the condition. We use cognitive behavior training and technology to advance the human connection and create lasting outcomes. We also support clients with care team resources that include staff, our Coach+ CRM, and comprehensive team training.

Learn more at www.avidonhealth.com.

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