TORONTO, Dec. 5, 2017 /CNW/ - Medavie Health Foundation is partnering with Toronto Rehab Foundation to support ACCELERATION 2.0 (ACtivity, smoking Cessation, healthy Eating, and aLcohol intERvention & motivATION), an evidence-based, e-health solution that will provide at-risk Canadians in Ontario, Québec, and Atlantic Canada with the tools to take control of their health prevention needs and reduce their risk of developing chronic disease, including type 2 diabetes.
Led by Dr. Paul Oh, a leading expert on the role of exercise in rehabilitation, the four-year $750,000 initiative builds on the initial $75,000 investment provided by Medavie Blue Cross in support of the 2013-2016 ACCELERATION chronic disease and lifestyle research study.
Knowing that a growing number of Canadians are seeking fast and convenient ways to access the necessary health information and support required to prevent and/or manage health problems, ACCELERATION 2.0 will use virtual exchange, including online coaching, to address access barriers and help bridge the gap in health disparities in supporting participants to achieve healthy behaviour change.
For more on this prevention initiative, visit medaviehealthfoundation.ca.
Medavie is a health organization that integrates benefits management, health management and health care delivery. Together, with our more than 6,000 employees, we are committed to providing innovative solutions that improve the wellbeing of Canadians.
As a not-for-profit organization, Medavie oversees Medavie Blue Cross, a premier all-in-one benefits carrier and public health program administrator, and Medavie Health Services, a national primary health care solutions organization and the largest private provider of EMS management services in Canada.
We are proud to commit an annual social dividend to the Medavie Health Foundation to support programs and initiatives aimed at addressing some of our country's most pressing physical and mental health care challenges.
About Toronto Rehabilitation Foundation
The Toronto Rehab Foundation is a charitable organization dedicated to raising funds for innovative patient care, groundbreaking research and diverse education at Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, a member of the University Health Network. With the generosity of its donors and volunteers, Toronto Rehab Foundation is helping support research, education and patient care to help people overcome the challenges of disabling injury, illness or age-related health conditions. www.torontorehabfoundation.com
SOURCE Medavie Blue Cross
For further information: Joanne Elliott, Stakeholder Relations, Joanne.Elliott@medaviehealthfoundation.ca, 902-266-9287