In an era where mental health is a key priority across every major pillar of society, Koa Health empowers employers and health plans to quickly address this ‘missing middle’ by making mental health tools with clinical rigor easily accessible, at scale, to all of their unique populations.
May 12, 2022
Koa Health, a leading global provider of digital mental healthcare solutions, today announced a new partnership with Virgin Pulse, the leading global digital-first health and wellbeing company, to provide a streamlined, cost-effective path for employers to deliver personalized mental health programs to their employees.
Koa Health is among the latest solutions available in the Virgin Pulse partner ecosystem and is a preferred partner in its VP+ partner bundle program, making it easy for organizations to connect their members with a broad range of specialized health and wellbeing programs at significant cost savings that drive lasting health outcomes and achieve high-impact business results.
“Traditional care pathways are missing the mark for the majority of employees who are showing symptoms of mental health challenges, like feeling down, having anxious thoughts, showing signs of burnout and more, but who do not have a formal diagnosis. Coupled with the shortage of mental healthcare professionals at an all-time high, business leaders need to act now to support their people to feel and perform their best at work and beyond,” said Jennifer Gendron, Chief Commercial Officer at Koa Health.
A 2021 survey of more than 45,000 people globally revealed that nearly half of people with clinical mental health challenges won’t seek help in person, citing a preference for self-help, lack of confidence in treatment, affordability and stigma. In an era where mental health is a key priority across every major pillar of society, Koa Health empowers employers and health plans to quickly address this ‘missing middle’ by making mental health tools with clinical rigor easily accessible, at scale, to all of their unique populations.
The Virgin Pulse partner ecosystem is seamlessly integrated into its Homebase for Health® platform, alongside comprehensive digital capabilities and live services. The platform guides members to make the best possible decisions at every stage of their health and wellbeing journey. As a Virgin Pulse partner, Koa Health has been vetted through world-class, comprehensive privacy, security and business operations reviews. Contracting, procurement and billing are also streamlined through the partnership.
“A company’s most valuable asset is its people. Virgin Pulse works with organizations to address the needs that matter most to them and their employees, and strives to generate strong health, wellbeing and business outcomes,” said Winston Ball, vice president, partner ecosystem at Virgin Pulse. “By accessing Koa Health through the Virgin Pulse partner ecosystem, organizations can quickly roll out a mental health solution in this critical time of need, while reducing administrative burden.”
Read how Koa Health is helping organizations around the world improve mental health for their employees. Visit http://www.koahealth.com or follow us at @KoaHealth on LinkedIn and Twitter to learn more.
About Koa Health
Koa Health is the leading global provider offering evidence-based, personalized, integrated solutions and services that deliver mental health for everyone. Available to more than 3 million users worldwide, Koa Health addresses a vast spectrum of mental health needs – from improving wellbeing to supporting treatment for the most prolific disorders. Backed by investors such as Telefónica, a consortium advised by Ancora Finance Group, Wellington Partners Life Sciences, and MTIP, Koa Health leverages deep clinical expertise, research and technology to deliver effective and accessible care that adapts to users’ unique circumstances, leading to lasting behavior change and positive health outcomes. Koa Health partners with employers, health plans, health systems and providers around the world with its headquarters in the Netherlands and operations in Boston, London and Barcelona.
About Koa Foundations
Koa Health’s flagship app, Koa Foundations, is ranked as the number one mental wellbeing app by expert mental health reviewers ORCHA and OneMind’s Psyberguide, boasts top user ratings across app stores, and has proven health outcomes in sleep, resilience and overall wellbeing in just two weeks. Built by leading experts in neuroscience, psychiatry, behavioral therapy and digital therapeutics, Koa Health’s solutions leverage evidence-based programs such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), positive psychology, mindfulness, meditation, relaxation techniques, psychoeducation, emotional regulation, and acceptance and commitment training (ACT) to drive health outcomes and deliver long-lasting behavior change. Powered by a proprietary AI recommendation engine, employees have access to a rich library of exclusive, bite-sized educational content, tools, interventions, activities and games designed to provide an engaging employee benefit for a diverse population.
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