YMCA of Central Florida: Improving Wellness and Quality of Life for Florida Residents

David Lewis speaking


David Lewis, CEO, UnitedHealthcare of Florida, announced a United Health Foundation grant to support HealthierLifeRX, the YMCA of Central Florida’s groundbreaking new health care pilot program focused on disease prevention, improving wellness and decreasing health care costs.
 

United Health Foundation has teamed up with the YMCA of Central Florida to bring the HealthierLifeRX initiative, the first pilot program of its kind, to Florida residents looking to improve their personal health and well-being. HealthierLifeRX is a groundbreaking program focused on disease prevention, improving wellness and decreasing health care costs. The program's unique approach to care is based on wellness coordination among physicians, patients and lifestyle coaches.

Patients enrolled in HealthierLifeRX will have personal wellness plans and will work with lifestyle coaches in coordination with physicians to meet their health goals. Through their plans, they have access to evidence-based programs such as chronic disease management, disease prevention, weight management and exercise.

The $1.7 million partnership grant from United Health Foundation will be administered over a three-year period by the YMCA of Central Florida, which serves Orlando and communities in Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Brevard, Lake and Marion counties.

(May 2015)

 

Maria Elena Angastin speaking


Cancer Survivor Maria Elena Angastin is one of the first participants to enroll in HealthierLifeRX.