DailyFeats Integrates with National HealthData.gov Platform to Encourage Healthy Behaviors

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At Health Data Initiative Forum, June 9 in Bethesda, MD, DailyFeats will Preview Technology to Track and Recommend Positive Actions

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We can help people make informed and motivated health decisions, ultimately driving them toward positive behavior change in a lightweight and enjoyable way.

DailyFeats, the online and mobile platform for positive actions, has partnered with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Health Data Initiative project to create an engaging and fun system to track quantitative information about health behaviors, connect them to nationwide public health goals, and to encourage people to take on more positive, healthy actions.

The integration, set to be demonstrated on June 9th at the Health Data Initiative Forum, at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD -- watch it live between 1 and 4 PM at http://www.hhs.gov/live -- will connect the rich dataset compiled by the CDC, HHS, and FDA with the real-life behaviors of DailyFeats members.

Using DailyFeats.com, on the web or via mobile phone, people can "check in" the good things they do -- like enjoying a piece of fresh fruit, taking the stairs instead of the elevator, or monitoring their weight -- to earn points and save money on real-life expenses, and share those actions with friends and family. Its purpose is to help people and communities create change through small but significant actions -- or "feats" -- that reflect their values and contribute to their life's goals.

Now, that purpose can be connected to public health data and targets. In the coming months the DailyFeats-HealthData integration will guide users toward understanding their health in the context of the nation, showing their progress relative to national targets such as the USDA's new MyPlate food guide, preventive health targets set by the Centers for Disease Control, and their exact real-time contribution to the health of their county and state, among others.

"There is a new frontier approaching in integrative, user-friendly solutions to our public health challenges," said Vinay Gidwaney, CPO of DailyFeats. "By connecting the U.S. government's research with DailyFeats' work, we can help people make informed and motivated health decisions, ultimately driving them toward positive behavior change in a lightweight and enjoyable way."

To learn more or try out DailyFeats, visit http://www.dailyfeats.com on a computer or mobile phone, and share the actions you've done today; it's free.

ABOUT THE HEALTH DATA INITIATIVE FORUM
The Health Data Initiative Forum is an event to accelerate momentum for the public use of data and innovation to improve health and support more informed decision-making by consumers/patients, health care systems, and community officials. The Forum includes a number of fast-paced demonstrations of a range of tools and applications developed using health data, as well as a series of discussion sessions and a data and apps exposition. It is co-hosted by the Institute of Medicine, the health branch of the National Academy of Sciences, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The Forum can be viewed live online at http://www.hhs.gov/live starting at 9:00 am EST. The hashtag to follow on Twitter is #healthapps.

ABOUT DAILYFEATS
DailyFeats (http://www.dailyfeats.com) helps you do good things. It'll guide you in doing small but significant actions -- or "feats" -- that reflect your values and contribute to your life's goals. Along the way, you'll earn points, meet a helpful community, and save money on real-life expenses, motivating you to go do good -- every day. There are over 129,000 local rewards and savings available today, as DailyFeats approaches the announcement of its national coalition of brands in 2011.

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