Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) January 23, 2013
SoloHealth®, a consumer-driven healthcare technology company, announced today it has made a Pledge to the William J. Clinton Foundation’s 2013 Clinton Health Matters Initiative (CHMI). SoloHealth joins other healthcare industry leaders, including GE, Humana and Tenet Healthcare Corporation, in a pledge to improve the health and well-being of people across the United States by activating individuals, communities, and organizations to make meaningful contributions to the health of others. SoloHealth has committed to build and distribute a tobacco cessation educational module across its nationwide health and wellness consumer kiosk called the SoloHealth Station®, which are located in thousands of retail locations including Walmart and Sam’s Club stores.
The announcement comes following the close of last Tuesday’s 2013 Health Matters: Activating Wellness in Every Generation Conference, hosted by President Bill Clinton, which took place in La Quinta, California, and included numerous participants including SoloHealth CEO & Founder Bart Foster. Pledges announced at the 2013 Health Matters Conference total more than $100 million in investments in disease prevention and will positively impact more than 25 million people across the United States. The SoloHealth pledge is valued at $1 million.
“We are absolutely thrilled and honored to work with President Clinton and his foundation for this most noble and inspiring initiative,” said Foster. “As leaders in the healthcare space, we have the responsibility to tackle the issues that lead towards making our world healthier. We look forward to rolling out our smoking-cessation program and our ongoing efforts with the Foundation and its Clinton Health Matters Initiative.”
SoloHealth pledges to use its award-winning SoloHealth Station to tackle tobacco usage through a tobacco-cessation module within their kiosk. To activate on its pledge, SoloHealth will create a smoking-cessation module across its SoloHealth Station platform located in retail locations across the nation. The program will shine a light on and refute these common, yet misguided reasons people have smoking tobacco. The module would ask a series of questions intended to determine how the quantity and frequency of tobacco use as well as reasons for continued usage. From the results, the user can see how much he/she spends annually to maintain their habits, as well as healthy alternatives.
The Company is developing the nation’s largest health and wellness digital platform for retail built on the nationwide rollout of its SoloHealth Station. The Stations are currently located in more than 1,400 retail locations nationwide, expanding to more than 2,500 store locations by mid-2013 and 4,000 by 2014.
A free bilingual platform, the self-service SoloHealth Station is a healthcare access point for consumers providing screenings for vision, blood pressure, weight, and body mass index, a symptom checker as well as an overall health assessment. SoloHealth also connects consumers to local professionals through their databases, helping people enter the most appropriate and accurate point in the health care system.
About the William J. Clinton Foundation
Building on a lifetime of public service, President Bill Clinton established the William J. Clinton Foundation with the mission to improve global health, strengthen economies, promote health and wellness, and protect the environment by fostering partnerships among governments, businesses, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and private citizens to turn good intentions into measurable results. Since 2001, President Clinton’s vision and leadership have resulted in nearly 5 million people benefiting from lifesaving HIV/AIDS treatment; more than 15,000 U.S. schools building healthier learning environments; more than 33,000 micro-entrepreneurs, small business owners, and smallholder farmers improving their livelihoods and communities; and more than 248 million tons of CO2 being reduced in cities around the world. And President Clinton has redefined the way we think about giving and philanthropy through his Clinton Global Initiative, whose members have made more than 2,300 commitments that are improving the lives of nearly 400 million people in more than 180 countries. For more information, visit clintonfoundation.org, read our blog at clintonfoundation.org/upclose, and follow us on Twitter @ClintonTweet and Facebook at Facebook.com/BillClinton.
About the Clinton Health Matters Initiative
The Clinton Health Matters Initiative (CHMI) works to improve the health and well-being of people across the United States by activating individuals, communities, and organizations to make meaningful contributions to the health of others. CHMI works to implement evidence-based systems, environmental and investment strategies, with the goals of ultimately reducing the prevalence of preventable diseases, reducing health care costs associated with preventable diseases, and improving the quality of life for people across America. CHMI works to activate individuals to lead healthier lives by providing a platform to access local, scalable solutions for healthy change agents; advance community health by closing gaps in health disparities and focusing efforts in underserved areas; and, engage the private sector through pledges to improve the health and well-being of the nation. These successes are showcased each January at the Health Matters conference, where national thought leaders convene to discuss ways in which individuals, communities, and corporations can contribute to the health of others.
ABOUT SOLOHEALTH: Based in Atlanta, Ga., SoloHealth® is a leading consumer-driven healthcare technology company, providing a health and wellness access point through its FDA- approved health SoloHealth Station screening kiosks located in retail locations nationwide. The Company’s philosophy is to empower consumers about their health through awareness, education and convenient self-service technology. A free bilingual service, the Station offers vision, blood pressure, weight, symptoms checking, body mass index, overall health assessment; and access to a database of local doctors—all in an effort to lead to prevention and lower healthcare costs. Strategic investors and partners include Coinstar/Redbox (CSTR), Walter Huff (founder of HBOC), WellPoint and Dell. Additionally, the company received a sizeable grant from the National Institute of Health (NIH), a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Visit http://www.solohealth.com or @SoloHealth.