Yes Health Teams with Santa Clara Family Health Plan to Bring Diabetes Prevention Program to At-Risk Medi-Cal Members

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Yes Health’s innovative, CDC-recognized digital health platform trusted to keep health plan members healthy

“Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can be an extremely difficult task for most people, especially during the ongoing pandemic, so it’s imperative that we make technology and human coaching available when people need it the most." said Alex Petrov, founder and CEO of Yes Health.

Yes Health, a leading digital health provider focused on weight loss, diabetes prevention and concierge health coaching, today announced it is teaming with Santa Clara Family Health Plan (SCFHP) to provide its all-mobile Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) to at-risk Medi-Cal members at no cost. The innovative collaboration will give eligible members access to Yes Health’s award-winning, easy-to-use service that has deep experience producing positive health outcomes and lowering costs for many populations, but especially Medi-Cal members.

“At SCFHP, we firmly believe that everyone should have access to opportunities to be healthy, so we strive to introduce programs that both easily fit within our members’ lives and continuously encourage them to be stewards of their own health,” said Dr. Laurie Nakahira, D.O., SCFHP Chief Medical Officer. “Yes Health’s fully mobile program provides the convenience of a virtual diabetes prevention program our most at-risk members can use to lose weight and feel healthy.”

Yes Health is a CDC-recognized lifestyle and behavioral-change system that combines technology tools and concierge health coaching in one digital health platform that’s proven to prevent and manage chronic conditions. Blending artificial intelligence (AI) with in-the-moment human coaching, Yes Health’s DPP inspires healthy behavior change by leveraging self-service and expert-guided health and wellness features and services.

Members virtually engage with health coaches on their smartphones at any time and are provided with personalized, evidence-based plans curated by Yes Health’s team of dietitians, nutritionists, fitness experts and psychologists. Members also can leverage Yes Health’s proprietary machine-vision technology where they take pictures of their meals to get AI-assisted guidance on how to make them healthier. Compared to video- or phone-based programs that include scheduling consultation appointments or have technology requirements, Yes Health delivers significantly more support at the exact time and place someone needs assistance – keys for driving more equitable care virtually.

As an established health-equity leader that is committed to delivering exceptional quality outcomes for all its Plan members, SCFHP chose Yes Health because of its frictionless experience that’s not data-intensive and is accessible by all populations, especially underserved communities. Additionally, important factors included the platform’s ability to track member progress and to connect members with Yes Health coaches from anywhere at any time.

“SCFHP is a forward-thinking insurer that fundamentally understands the opportunities digital health brings to diabetes prevention, and we’re thrilled to be a trusted partner to keep its members healthy,” said Alexander Petrov, founder and CEO of Yes Health. “Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can be an extremely difficult task for most people, especially during the ongoing pandemic, so it’s imperative that we make technology and human coaching available when people need it the most. That’s the Yes Health promise, and that’s what we’ll bring to SCFHP members.

According to the CDC, approximately 34 million Americans have diabetes, and an astonishing 88 million have prediabetes. Type 2 diabetes specifically, which is often caused by obesity, can create significant cost problems for both individual patients and the system as a whole. Diagnosed cases alone cost the U.S. healthcare system $327 billion each year, and patients struggling with diabetes can experience healthcare costs more than 230 percent of the average American.

DPPs are a critical way for health plans to keep their members healthy while also controlling costs, but driving engagement is a common challenge that many face. Yes Health has a proven track record keeping members engaged and achieving their goals. For SCFHP, Yes Health will participate in a pay-for-performance model based on members reaching a set of progressive milestones.

About Yes Health
Yes Health is the first fully CDC-recognized, all-mobile diabetes prevention program with in-the-moment coaching designed to empower people everywhere to start living healthier, happier lives. Our team of physicians, health coaches and engineers has created a high-engagement, lifestyle-change platform that's low-cost, easy to follow and successful in type 2 diabetes prevention and weight loss. Yes Health helps people take charge of their health -- and have fun doing it -- by developing healthy habits that last a lifetime. For more information, visit

About Santa Clara Family Health Plan
Santa Clara Family Health Plan (SCFHP) is a local, community-based health plan dedicated to creating opportunities for better health and wellness for all. In partnership with providers and community organizations since 1997, we work to ensure everyone in Santa Clara County has access to equitable, high-quality health care. With a strong commitment to integrity, outstanding service, and support for our community, we serve more than 300,000 people through our Medi-Cal and Cal MediConnect health care plans. For more information, visit


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