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2013 Press Releases
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Social challenges, interaction, expert advice and support on new site inspire consumers to take control of their health and live healthier lives.
ENGLEWOOD, CO - (July 15, 2013) – As part of its commitment to improving the health of the communities it serves and providing consumers with innovative tools to focus on their own health, Centura Health is sponsoring a new social health platform that will allow people in Colorado and western Kansas to talk about health and engage with experts on health and wellness.
Working with the Denver-based health software firm WellTok, Centura Health is bringing the CaféWell® social health platform to the web pages for its hospitals, clinics, physician offices and senior living and hospice services. This innovative service is part of Centura Health’s drive to educate people about the huge impact lifestyle behaviors have on health, empowering them to make better decisions for themselves and their families.
CaféWell provides activity challenges and monetary rewards, free expert advice and reliable information, and the ability to both interact and compete with other members. It’s all with the goal of helping users to eat better, exercise more, reduce stress and lower their weight. To take advantage of Centura Health’s free CaféWell program, consumers can get started at CenturaConnected.org.
CaféWell has been proven by health insurance companies, but Centura Health is the first health care provider in the region to embrace this social approach to improving health. Centura Health wants to reengineer health care, emphasizing prevention and wellness and giving people the tools to take responsibility for their own health. CaféWell is one of several tools Centura Health has introduced in recent months to better engage its consumers and deliver high-value care, along with the iTriage health information app, Emmi online health education videos and the Movementum social fitness app. We’re moving past traditional, reactive health care and using the latest tools to reach out to our communities and inspire people to lead healthier lives.
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About Centura Health
Centura Health connects individuals, families and neighborhoods across Colorado and western Kansas with more than 6,000 physicians and 16,200 of the best hearts and minds in health care. Through our 15 hospitals, seven senior living communities, 17 health neighborhoods, home care and hospice services, we are making the region’s best health care accessible and affordable in every community we serve. We believe you can inspire the people you care about to live healthier lives by encouraging them to do the little things that can make a big difference. We’re Centura Health, and we’re here for your health. For information on Centura Health or any of the facilities in our network, please visit www.centura.org.
CaféWell is the leading consumer engagement engine that makes getting better connected to your health and fitness more fun and more rewarding. CaféWell provides one stop for consumers' health, wellness and fitness, including fun health and lifestyle challenge activities with other users; compelling monetary and social rewards; interaction with other members and friends; advice from experts, peers and veteran professional athletes; and reliable health and fitness information.