Learn how to CHANGE Health
The CHANGE Program was created by leading health professionals at Metabolic Syndrome Canada to provide family medicine clinics with the tools they need to offer effective, lasting lifestyle intervention to patients with metabolic syndrome.
Based on evidence from diet and exercise research, the CHANGE Program focuses on long-term changes and overall well-being. It simultaneously targets the conditions that often progress to high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, and diabetes, while reducing the need for medication.
“Utilizing Canadian digital technology to prevent and manage diabetes and obesity.”
The key to reducing the incidence of obesity, diabetes and heart disease starts with getting individuals engaged in their health. A partnership between My Viva Plan (MVP) ®, Health Gauge, and the CHANGE program (Canadian Health Advanced by Nutrition and Graded Exercise) will create a powerful system for individuals to manage their health.
My Viva Plan® is the only digital Canadian diabetes prevention program built in Alberta by regulated healthcare professionals. Health Gauge is an Alberta-based company that tracks and analyses blood pressure, heart rate, oxygen, and activity levels to help better understand and improve health. CHANGE focuses on long-term changes and overall well-being. It simultaneously targets the conditions that often progress to high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, obesity and diabetes, while reducing the need for medication.
Our objective is to pool our expertise to provide more options for continuous health monitoring tailored to users and health insights to help Albertans understand what their health measurements mean. It is a platform to help users connect with their healthcare provider or caregiver to get help sooner. CHANGE, MVP and Health Gauge can help drive better patient outcomes while reducing healthcare costs.
to promote equitatble access to nutrition and physical activity resources for all Albertan families while re-connecting them to the natural environment.
CHANGE Adventure Camp
CHANGE Health Community Program
The CHANGE Health Community Program, in partnership with Alberta Blue Cross, helps bring together families from different communities to re-learn healthy living through the 4 Pillars of CHANGE Health.
The CHANGE Centre, a provincial innovation hub located in Parkland County, focuses on a new model of health and education delivery, training, evaluation and research. Located in the countryside on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River, the CHANGE Centre will be a joint-use community space stewarded by those involved in health, education and community.
The CHANGE Centre will host summer CHANGE Adventure Camp activities, school-specific programming, workplace retreats, private rentals, and more!
The principles of the CHANGE Health Clinic include: