Changing Health partners with dacadoo to offer personalised behaviour change programmes in Europe, Asia-Pacific, Americas

dacadoo, a global leader in health engagement and Changing Health, a pioneer in behaviour change programmes for people with long term medical conditions announce a global strategic cooperation. The collaboration expands dacadoo’s expertise in promoting wellness using digital tools to people with long term medical conditions to clients and takes Changing Health’s UK approach to international audiences.

The Swiss company dacadoo ag develops and operates a digital health engagement platform which helps employees actively manage their health in an easy and fun way. To engage users to remain active and healthy, the company applies motivational techniques from online games, collaborative features from social networks, personalized feedback and the patented dacadoo Health Score to better understand and improve health.

Changing Health, a spin-out company from Newcastle University in the UK, applies the best in behavioural science and evidence based education to deliver behaviour change programmes at scale. Users of Changing Health receive one-to-one health coaching via phone, with digital education, tracking and support via an app. These programmes focus on a person’s psychological needs and drivers first, then provides them with the skills and knowledge to act on that understanding by making and sustaining changes in diet, physical activity and sleep.

John Grumitt, Changing Health Chief Executive, said: “We’re excited to scale our behaviour change programmes rapidly through this partnership; it takes us one step closer to fulfilling our mission of empowering millions of people to make lifestyle changes that last a lifetime. An important element of our rapid growth in the UK has been understanding the local needs of patients and care teams. The strategic partnership with dacadoo brings local insight and delivery, but at a global scale. The ability to locally implement our services in other countries is an important next step in delivering our mission to deliver behaviour change at scale. ”

Peter Ohnemus, founder and CEO of dacadoo, said: “Our insurance clients want to take a more active role in the health management of their members and provide a good coverage across all health stages of their insured population. The connection of the platforms of both dacadoo and Changing Health do respond well to exactly this need and we are excited to collaborate in this area.”