Being overweight or obese are major risk factors for chronic conditions of Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, some cancers, and arthritis. To help manage costs, Karna is providing population health management consulting to BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina (BCBS-SC) in the development of its employee and member weight management program plans.
The process is collaborative and focused on BCBS-SC’s health improvement goals. Karna’s multi-disciplinary health science team reviewed internal resources, conducted an environmental can of evidence-based best practices, and facilitated program development planning sessions with BCBS-SC leadership and providers. The project is delivering formal recommendations and program tools to support weight management program implementation, outreach and enrollment strategies and the evaluation framework. This program will impact up to 11,000 employees and 200,000 members.