Fortune 50 innovator adds to growing list of Fortune 500 employers offering Newtopia's habit-change platform to prevent chronic disease and lessen the burden of COVID-19

TORONTO, Aug. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ - Newtopia Inc. (TSXV: NEWU), a tech-enabled disease prevention company focused on healthy habit change, today announced a new multi-year agreement with a Fortune 50 company. The agreement will see this US-based organization offer Newtopia's disease prevention platform to support both its nationwide employees and their spouses who are most at risk of developing chronic diseases.

"According to the CDC, 34.5% of the US population has prediabetes, 42.4% are obese and 41.5% have at least one cardiovascular disease condition. Now more than ever it is vital for organizations to ensure the health and safety of their employees with proven and accredited solutions. Employers simply cannot afford to overlook their at-risk employees," said Jeff Ruby, founder and CEO, Newtopia. "We are proud to partner with another trailblazer to bring our disease prevention capabilities to their employees and their families across the U.S."

Newtopia's platform leverages genetic, social and behavioral insights to create individualized prevention programs with a focus on type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke and weight. The company's person-centered approach combines virtual care, digital tools, connected devices and actionable data science to deliver sustainable clinical and financial outcomes. The Newtopia platform has been adopted by a fast-growing list of more than five Fortune 500 health and benefit innovators across the healthcare, banking/financial services, IT services/consulting and apparel manufacturing and retail sectors.  

"With the Newtopia platform, our clients are taking great steps to keep their employees healthy and lessen the burden of COVID-19 on at-risk individuals in their organizations" adds Ruby. "By investing in their people today, they are saving costs and generating a proven return on investment that will grow in the future."

"The global pandemic has reinforced the fact that innovative digital solutions that improve health are more important now than ever before," said Michele Dodds, SVP, Client and Participant Success at Newtopia. "Employers need to adopt digital-first approaches that support their employees' health and well-being. Newtopia's disease prevention platform has the infrastructure to connect with participants via video, text, email or phone, making it easy to meet people where they are and through their preferred communication channel."

About Newtopia

Newtopia is a tech-enabled disease prevention company focused on healthy habit change.  Newtopia's platform leverages genetic, social and behavioral insights to create individualized prevention programs with a focus on type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke and weight. Our person-centered approach combines virtual care, digital tools, connected devices and actionable data science to deliver sustainable clinical and financial outcomes. We serve some of the largest nationwide employers and health plans. To learn more, visit newtopia.com.

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