Rewarding people for achieving and maintaining a healthy weight
A new program in metro-Denver is rewarding people with cash incentives for achieving healthier lifestyles. “Weigh and Win” is the nation’s first community-wide program offering cash rewards and prizes to individuals who achieve or maintain a healthy weight.
Weigh and Win is available for free to all Coloradans ages 18 and over. Individuals who sign up for the program participate in quarterly photographed weigh-ins at kiosks stationed conveniently throughout the Denver-metro area and receive cash incentives for positive results. Participants will have access to a variety of online coaching tools to help them reach their goals.
“The Weigh and Win partnership is to be applauded for finding ways to encourage people to make healthier choices,” said Chris Urbina, executive director and chief medical officer for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. “We appreciate partners like Kaiser Permanente and our many community partners who help people achieve healthier lifestyles through better nutrition and increased physical activity.”
How it works
Individuals can sign up online at www.weighandwin.com.
After filling out the enrollment information, participants must then visit one of six Weigh and Win kiosks located throughout the Denver-metro area, where they will have their initial weight recorded and a photo taken.
An individual’s progress is measured and tracked through quarterly weigh-ins at these kiosks, and success is rewarded quarterly through debit cards according to percentage of weight lost. Participants who maintain a healthy weight are eligible for a variety of prizes and coupons.
“Weigh and Win” is a partnership between Kaiser Permanente Colorado and incentaHEALTH, a local health technology company.
Weigh and Win kiosks are stationed at the following locations:
Kaiser Permanente East Denver Medical Office: 10400 E. Alameda Ave., Denver
Kaiser Permanente Franklin Medical Office: 2045 Franklin St., Denver
Carbon Valley Library: 7 Park Ave., Firestone
Denver Health: 777 Bannock St., Denver
Goodson Recreation Center: 6315 S. University Blvd., Centennial
Commerce City Recreation Center: 6060 E Parkway Dr., Commerce City
Bob L. Burger Recreation Center: 111 West Baseline Rd., Lafayette
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment: 4300 Cherry Creek Drive South, Denver
American Furniture Warehouse: 5390 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood
Southeast Family Center & Armed Services YMCA: 2190 Jet Wing Drive, Colorado Springs
San Luis Valley Medical Center: 106 Blanca Ave., Alamosa
Centennial Park Library: 2227 23rd Ave., Greeley
Lone Tree Recreation Center: 10249 Ridgegate Circle, Lone Tree
Pueblo YMA: 3200 E. Spaulding Ave., Pueblo