Solera Health and higi Partner to Expand Access to Community-Based Diabetes Prevention Programs

Partnership increases access to the Diabetes Prevention Program at Retail Pharmacies and Grocery Stores Nationwide

PHOENIX, Aug. 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Solera Health, a provider of integrated chronic disease prevention services, today announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with higi, owner of the largest FDA-cleared, retail-based, self-screening network and consumer engagement platform in North America. As a result of the relationship, Solera will leverage the higi retail network to identify consumers that are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes and work to help enroll them in the National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) that best meets their needs and preferences. higi currently offers nearly 11,000 health stations in food, drug and mass market retailers nationally with locations within 5 miles of 78% of the U.S. population.

With a focus on connecting at-risk individuals with the ”best-fit” DPP provider, Solera is continually expanding its national delivery network by identifying community resources with the capacity to deliver the DPP in locations where people live, work, pray and shop. Tens of millions of Americans are currently eligible for the DPP as a covered medical benefit paid through their insurance company or employer. Medicare beneficiaries will also be eligible for Medicare DPP services delivered in community settings in 2018. Americans visit a grocery store or pharmacy an average of 1.6 times per week (statista, 2017), which provides an unrivaled opportunity for engagement and education. Reaching consumers in convenient retail locations will be an effective part of the company’s engagement strategy moving forward. To date, the higi stations have proven to be a touch point that consumers are comfortable using for health management.

“Solera’s partnership with higi provides immediate access to millions of consumers who can conveniently determine their risk for type 2 diabetes and have the opportunity to enroll in the Diabetes Prevention Program,” said Brenda Schmidt, CEO of Solera Health. “As Solera continues to expand our community-based DPP delivery network into the retail, grocery and pharmacy space, the higi relationship will be invaluable for driving qualified leads for DPP program engagement and enrollment.”

In addition to helping connect at-risk individuals with community and digital DPP providers as a proven intervention to prevent type 2 diabetes, the partnership between higi and Solera will enable higi’s retail partners to create meaningful interactions with their consumers. This will help them to improve their health by delivering the DPP and bring shoppers back to store locations repeatedly, which is expected to positively impact long-term customer relationships and engagement.

“higi is best positioned to help our retail partners deliver turnkey, scalable chronic condition prevention programs, starting with DPP, that will drive shopper engagement and contribute to their bottom line,” said Jeff Bennett, CEO of higi. “We are excited to partner with Solera as they expand their innovative approach to scaling the Diabetes Prevention Program nationwide.”

About Solera Health, Inc.

Solera Health provides integrated chronic disease prevention services connecting patients, payers, and physicians with community organizations and digital therapeutics providers, simply and securely. The company 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, call 800-858-1714 or follow us on Twitter @SoleraHealth or LinkedIn.

About higi

higi is a technology company that is transforming the way communities take care of themselves. Founded in 2012, the company owns and operates the largest FDA-cleared self-screening health station network in the United States with nearly 11,000 stations located in food, drug and mass market retailers. higi also operates a robust online community platform that is linked to the higi health station network and over 80 health devices, activity trackers and apps.  To date, more than 40 million people have used a higi health station to conduct over 228 million biometric screenings (blood pressure, pulse, weight, body mass index).  Over 5.5 million people have signed up for a higi account which offers an all-in-one biometric and activity data feed for personal health management and information sharing with friends, family and trusted healthcare providers. Visit us at


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