ATLANTA – Biopharmaceutial company UCB has launched a health and wellness program for people living with immunologic disorders.
Wellness 4U is a multi-channel health and wellness program designed to elevate patient outcomes beyond therapeutic support. It includes an Activity Tracker pilot program; a health outcomes research collaboration with the IBD Support Foundation; a national wellness education panel speaker event series; and a nurse practitioner/physician’s assistant educational initiative.
“This overarching Wellness 4U platform and the unique relationships it is forging are representative of the larger UCB commitment to being a trusted collaborator, actively pioneering in subpopulations with remaining unmet patient and provider needs,” said Todd Ewards, vice president and head of US immunology at UCB, in a statement.
The Wellness 4U Activity Tracker pilot program works with physicians to provide patients living with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis (RA) with a Garmin activity tracker to monitor their daily steps and sleep patterns.
Once enrolled in the program, patients have access to the Wellness 4U online community platform that offers tracking capabilities for data sourced from their activity trackers, as well as other healthy lifestyle tips and information.
“By tracking physical activity and sleeping habits through the Wellness 4U Activity Tracker, the first program of its kind for people with RA, patients can work with their physicians to track their progress and ultimately take an active role in their own wellness journey,” said Dr. Prashanth Sunkureddi, a rheumatology specialist, in a statement.
The Wellness 4U Activity Tracker program has launched in Houston; Charlotte, N.C.; Lousville, Ky.; and Los Angeles. Approximately 50 patients have enrolled so far.