RewardingSustainable Diets

  • Encouraging personalized, healthful eating
  • Improving access to nutritious foods
  • Enriching local ecosystems and economies

INTRODUCTION

WHAT IS

Healthies?

Healthies is a data-driven, systems-integrating initiative poised at the nexus of health & food systems to help stakeholders improve their financials, while enhancing ecological & community well-being by providing incentivized, precision interventions & solutions to optimize personal health.

ABOUT

MEET THE EXPERTS

Executive Team

Kevin Vaccarello

Founder & CEO

20+ years as a serial socio-ecopreneur and sustainability educator. Kevin has been focused on the nexus of health and food for the past eight years and is dedicated to bringing scalable solutions to communities in need.

Dr. Malia Smith

Board President & CMO

Former assistant dean of general education and professor of communications. Dr. Smith has now turned her talents to realizing socio-ecopreneurial efforts that help improve overall health.

Dr. Maile Taualii

Board Secretary & CSO

Epidemiologist, geneticist, founded the Indigenous and Native Hawaiian Public Health program at the University of Hawaii. On the US Census Bureau advisory committee and co-chair of Dept of Human Services for socio-bioethics.

Charles Koehl

CTO

30+ years as an enterprise class, open source programmer, and keen on artificial intelligence and machine learning. Charles was at Paul Allen’s ThinkTank and is now putting his mind to disrupting health and food systems.

THE FOUNDATION

FOUR STRATEGIES FOR

Health & Wellbeing

Your zip code can be more important than your genetic code. Profound health disparities exist depending on where you live.

WHATKnow What Affects Health

WHEREFocus on Areas of Greater Need

WHATKnow What Affects Health

Your zip code can be more important than your genetic code. Profound health disparities exist depending on where you live.

WHEREFocus on Areas of Greater Need

THE FOUNDATION

FOUR STRATEGIES FOR

Health & Wellbeing

WHOCollaborate with Others to Maximize Efforts

HOWUse a Balanced Portfolio of Interventions for Greatest Impact

WHOCollaborate with Others to Maximize Efforts

HOWUse a Balanced Portfolio of Interventions for Greatest Impact

THE FOUNDATION

HELP COMMUNITIES REALIZE THE

Benefits of Nutrition

81% of early deaths are DIET-related costing $1.42 trillion/yr in the US and $172 billion/yr in California.

OUTREACH

LEARNING ABOUT

Diabetes & Diet

If type 2 diabetes was an infectious disease, passed from one person to another, public health officials would say we’re in the midst of an epidemic.

  • 24 million Americans live with diabetes today, of these 6 million do not know they have the disease.
  • By 2050 the number of Americans with diabetes may top 48 million.
  • Diabetes adds $116 billion in excess healthcare spending.
  • Diabetes costs the nation’s economy $58 billion in reduced productivity.
  • Complications from diabetes can lead to blindness, kidney failure, nerve damage and increased risk of heart disease.
  • Diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death in the US and directly associated with 70,000 deaths each year.

Good News!

9 in 10 cases of type 2 diabetes is avoidable with diet, exercise and weight management.

OUTREACH

THE COST OF

Type 2 Diabetes

Obesity-related care costs are $1,429 higher compared to those of healthy weight in 2012. Obesity is the most significant risk factor for Type 2 Diabetes.

OUTREACH

THE COST OF

Type 2 Diabetes

RESEARCH

What if…

  • Participants in your pilot project could learn about their diet habits by what they buy – automatically?
  • Participants received coupons to purchase healthy foods?
  • Participants spending on good food translated to dollars donated to your Wellness Trust?
  • Participants could share their diet patterns with the community health care worker to receive additional coaching on their diet?

HOW DOES IT WORK?

IMPLEMENTATION

FROM PILOT TO LONG-TERM AWARENESS OF

Nutrition & Sustainable Revenue

  • Seamless operation behind the intervention (no outward impact on the intervention – other than enrollment in the app)
  • Support the enrollment process in the intervention.
  • Provide useful data on healthy eating of participants.
  • Food manufacturers that make natural, organic and/or healthy foods.

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IMPLEMENTATION

FUNDING THE PROJECT

Revenue Sources

  • $10 per month per participant (per month fees decrease with volume to as low as $1 per month)
  • 10% per e-commerce transaction from farmers when buying local fruits & vegetables online or at point-of-sale at farms or farmers’ market.

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IMPLEMENTATION

FUNDING THE PROJECT

Cost of Pilot

Healthies.us is looking for a strategic partnership that supports the success of the Inland Empire Bridging for Health eDPP Initiative. Costs of Option 1 & 2 below are being kept to a minimum because of the “sweat equity” that will be provided during the design and launch of Healthues.us in the Inland Empire, as well as the savings realized as a result of the precision interventions and associated data tracking.

  • The Healthies integrated healthcare and food system platform.
  • Opportunities for train the trainers on the web and smart phone platform.
  • Onboarding of various usertypes / stakeholders (i.e. Community Healthcare Workers, Dietitians, Primary Care Provider)
  • Ongoing technical support.

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Note: Impact4Health is a licensed provider of Healthies and will be providing on-site training, technical support for integrating the healthies platform in the intervention, education of hospitals, clinics and health providers, and work in collaboration with Bridging for Health Staff to target local grocers to be engaged.

DEPLOYMENT

FINAL STAGES

Proof-of-Concept

Phase 1.

March – August: Build Out Concept

  • Define the contracting options of Healthies
  • Identify potential grocers and manufacturers who will partner
  • Define primary target population (350 participants) and secondary population of potentially 2,000
  • Define revenue generating components and strategy
  • Provide orientation of referral pathway partners (clinics, primary care physicians, employers, etc.)

Phase 2.

August – November: Implementation

  • Enrollment begins
  • Technical support
  • Link revenue streams to Wellness Fund

Phase 3.

November – December: Deployment

  • Cost Savings & Revenue Generation Begins

QUESTIONS

The difference between illness and wellness is the difference between i and we. Wellness is a group effort, so make your declaration to interdependence 
— with healthies!

Thank You!