by Mark Carter
Posted 10/23/2013 08:36 am
Updated 9 months ago
The Clinton Foundation has partnered with a wellness incentives startup to promote health and wellness across the country through the Clinton Health Matters Initiative.
Through the initiative, Wellable, a Boston-based mobile wellness incentives startup, will offer select communities access to its technology platform, allowing existing and future CHMI partners to support meaningful health-and-wellness behavior change. The goal is to reduce the proliferation of preventable diseases, lower medical expenses and increase productivity, according to a Wednesday news release.
To start, Wellable will deploy its mobile wellness platform to employers and other organizations in four metro areas identified as CHMI Community Health Transformation sites -- central Arkansas, the Coachella Valley in southern California, northeast Florida and greater Houston, Texas.
"Wellable will play an important part in CHMI's efforts to improve health outcomes within our communities with this easily accessible analytical tool," said Ginny Ehrlich, CEO of CHMI, in the release. "The availability of this innovative employee wellness technology builds upon CHMI's work at the national level on open sourcing the how of health."
The second phase of the partnership will extend the deployment to 45 strategic partners across the country, from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies.