Montreal, September 29th, 2022 – Dialogue Health Technologies Inc. (TSX: CARE) (“Dialogue” or the “Company”), Canada’s premier virtual care and wellness platform, is launching Wellness, a new program that promotes healthier living through preventive healthy habits. The program targets primarily the 70% of Canadians who do not achieve the recommended 150 minutes of physical activity per week, helping them build healthier habits and prevent illness.
Building on the acquisition of Tictrac, UK-based global digital health and well-being platform, Dialogue’s Wellness program is the first preventative virtual care model of its kind in Canada. It promotes healthy habits, wellness challenges and clinically-vetted content and insights through 40 habits centered around the themes of better sleep, stress reduction, improving mood and moving more, and drives high engagement and participation regardless of members’ current level of fitness or activity. Built into Dialogue’s Integrated Health Platform™, Wellness expands Dialogue’s continuum of care towards prevention, with its current pillars of primary care, mental health and EAP programs, through the newly redesigned Dialogue mobile app.
“This is an important milestone for our team as Dialogue expands into preventative care and encourages a more proactive approach to the well-being of Canadians,” says Jean-Nicolas Guillemette, Dialogue’s Chief Operating Officer. “For the first time, organizations can provide tools and programs that focus on preventing illness and promoting healthier living alongside physical and mental health support in one multidisciplinary health platform.”
While organizations are facing unique talent attraction and retention challenges in a hybrid workplace, the Dialogue Wellness program promotes an environment of well-being by empowering members to own their well-being journey, whilst also providing HR teams with key insights on member wellness. Studies show that 150 minutes of exercise per week can delay or fully prevent chronic conditions, and is recommended by the CDC to reduce the chances of developing depression or anxiety.* According to a case study conducted by Dialogue, 80% of members using the Wellness program achieved 150+ minutes of activity weekly, and otherwise sedentary users saw an increase of 75% in their daily activity.
“Inclusion of preventative initiatives into the continuum of care will significantly improve the life and productivity of our members,” says Dr. Marc Robin, Dialogue’s Medical Director. “As a physician, I’m thrilled that Dialogue is investing in innovative tools that help our members and their family adopt healthy lifestyle habits which will have a meaningful impact on their health and wellness and can prevent or reduce their likelihood of illness, in addition to current treatment options. Members can develop healthier habits, together.”
Developed in partnership with The Center for Behaviour Change at UCL which has over 10 years of experience in this field, Wellness utilizes a multi-targeted approach for behaviour change interventions.** It is available to all organizations in Canada and can be offered as a stand-alone program or added to existing Integrated Health Platform™ benefits.
Incorporated in 2016, Dialogue is Canada's premier virtual healthcare and wellness platform, providing affordable, on-demand access to quality care. Through our team of health professionals, we serve employers and organizations who have an interest in the health and well-being of their employees, members and their families. Our Integrated Health Platform™ is a one-stop healthcare hub that centralizes all of our programs in a single, user-friendly application, providing access to services 24 hours per day, 365 days per year from the convenience of a smartphone, computer or tablet.
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