Jacksonville, FL (PRWEB) April 03, 2014
U.S. Preventive Medicine, Inc. (USPM) is pleased to announce the signing of a partnership agreement with Salud Global, Mexico City, to co-develop a Spanish based version of USPM’s web-based health management platform, The Prevention Plan™, to be marketed exclusively by Salud Global in the country of Mexico.
“Over the past thirty years, the number of overweight or obese individuals in Mexico has tripled. Currently, seven out of ten Mexican adults are overweight, and type II diabetes is the number one cause of death. In the last 5 years, medical trends are three times the consumer price index (CPI), averaging 12 to 15 percent, which means that the average health plan’s cost doubles every five years. It is then no surprise that, according to recent surveys, within the next three years, 58 percent of employers will have preventive medicine programs in place. The strategic timing for a partnership with USPM in bringing the Prevention Plan to Mexico is ideal and an absolute necessity for Mexico and its population,” said Alberto Espinosa Desigaud, President of Salud Global in Mexico City.
Located in Mexico City, Mexico, Salud Global specializes in the development and implementation of corporate wellness programs tailored to suit the needs of each its customers. With offices located throughout Mexico, by way of their website, mobile apps and a very successful magazine publication, “Salud Global” is committed to seeding and cultivating a culture of both corporate wellness and family welfare. Salud Global’s slogan says it all, “The Time for Wellness is NOW!”
The Prevention Plan employs nutrition and exercise tracking, health challenges, educational action programs, a Prevention Score, and one-on-one coaching to guide participants to better health while lowering health risks. Members of The Prevention Plan establish their health status and top risks through a health risk assessment and biometric screening. USPM also offers a chronic disease and management tool through The Prevention Plan CM ™ program, which employs trained and specialized nurses who work with participants to manage conditions such as diabetes, COPD, asthma, high blood pressure, and CAD. The individualized Care Management program helps members gain a better understanding of their overall health and provides a specific roadmap to prevention as an extension of their physician directed treatment plans.
“The expansion of The Prevention Plan’s services to Mexico is a vital part of the solution needed to address their current health challenges. With the alarming numbers of obesity and obesity-related diseases sweeping the country, The Prevention Plan’s health management tools will allow employers to manage and reverse the current health status trends. We are extremely excited about our partnership with Salud Global and the prospects of bringing the benefits of The Prevention Plan to Mexico,” says USPM CEO, Rob Tazioli.
Development to offer The Prevention Plan to the Mexican health markets is currently underway with an expected release in early Fall 2014.
About Salud Global
Salud Global started as a result of the serious Public Health problems in Mexico. The company specializes in identifying health risks, developing and applying corporate wellness programs, adapted to each company’s needs. Salud Global is focused on keeping companies updated on trends, indicators and the latest in technology as it applies to health care. They are also committed to preserving good health and providing the necessary tools to link wellness programs by means of the health investment Cost-Benefit strategy (ROI).
Details - http://www.saludglobal.com.mx
About U.S. Preventive Medicine
U.S. Preventive Medicine is a privately held, global company headquartered in Jacksonville, FL. USPM is focused on improving the quality of life, saving lives, and reducing costs by providing individuals with a roadmap to better health. The Prevention Plan™ focuses on consumer engagement and is based on the clinical science of preventive medicine.
USPM provides products and services that allow health risk bearing entities including employers, health plans, providers, as well as consumers, to lower their healthcare costs by producing better outcomes. The company is accredited in wellness and health promotion by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and disease management by URAC.
Details – http://www.uspm.com