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Chronic disease now kills more people than infectious disease

That’s a big shift. And a big deal.

In fact, three out of four Americans will die prematurely from a condition that is mostly related to lifestyle, to habit, or to circumstance. These are conditions that a pill or procedure can’t easily fix.

The City of Saint Paul has recently partnered with Omada Health to offer City employees and their adult dependents a way to reduce their risk for chronic disease. In the Omada 16 week program, positive behaviors are introduced and reinforced from week to week, transforming healthy choices into lifelong habits. The program has been used nationwide and has been very successful in helping people reach their goals.

To get started, take a one-minute survey at to see if you qualify. Based on your results, if you or your adult dependent(s) are at risk for Type 2 diabetes or heart disease and enrolled in HealthPartners coverage through the City, you will be offered the opportunity to participate in the Omada program (approximately a $600 value) which will be covered at no cost to you.

Omada combines the science of behavior change with unwavering personal support, so you can make changes that actually stick.

You’ll get:

  • A professional health coach to keep you on track
  • A wireless scale to monitor your progress
  • An interactive program that adapts to you
  • Weekly online lessons to educate and inspire
  • A small group of participants for real-time support

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Below is what some participants have said about the Omada program:

“I loved Omada because I could do it in the time I had.”

My mom, dad, sister and brother all have type 2 diabetes, and my doctor told me I had prediabetes. I needed to slim down. But you know how it is when you’re overweight – you don’t want to hear it. When I got a call about Omada, I said “yes” because I figured there was no harm in trying something that my health insurance plan was recommending.
Chanda 40, Tennessee

“These days we are not lethargic anymore. We feel energized”.

I was a truck driver for 25 years, and a balanced meal was never easy to come by on the road. Omada helped me get out of that rut. My wife joined right in – we started shopping together, eating balanced meals together and walking together.
Phillip 65, Minnesota

“It gave me a sense of healthy control over my own well-being.”

Omada was a real source of strength for me, and not just when it came to rethinking my relationship with food and losing 20 lbs. It gave me a sense of healthy control over my own well-being.
Diana, 59, California

Find out if you qualify and can benefit from the Omada Program. Visit and take the survey today.