Study: Americans Are Focusing More on Their Health as a Result of COVID-19
A new study released today by digital health company Rally Health, Inc. found a significant proportion of Americans have a poor understanding of preventive care, while at the same time, COVID-19 has prompted them to focus more on their health.
According to the survey, a plurality of respondents (43%) said that COVID-19 has caused them to focus on their health more than ever before. Forty-nine percent said it has made them more aware of their physical health and 44% reported that it has made them more aware of their mental health. COVID-19 has prompted many to take greater control of their health, with many reporting that they are eating more healthfully (24%), exercising more regularly (21%) and focusing more on their mental health (21%). Even as many people focus more on their health, one in three (36%) does not have a good understanding of preventive care, with almost 1 in 10 saying they have never heard of it.
The new Rally Health study, "Preventive Care in America," examines consumer perceptions, concerns, challenges and behaviors tied to preventive care, health in general, and the impact of COVID-19. Other key findings from the survey include:
"With people reporting that they value doing their own research to help make decisions about their health, a key part of this strategy will be to empower individuals with intuitive, easy-to-use tools and resources that deliver the most accurate and comprehensive health information available," added Olin.
About the Survey
Preventive Care in America was an online survey conducted by global independent research firm Edelman (News - Alert) Intelligence, commissioned by Rally Health. The survey interviewed 4,002 U.S. adults, representative of the U.S. in terms of age, gender, region, race/ethnicity, household income and education. Data was collected between August 14-26, 2020. The margin of error is +/- 1.6 percentage points. For additional survey results, click here.
About Rally Health, Inc.
Rally Health, Inc. is a consumer-centric digital health company that makes it easy for individuals to take charge of their health and collaborates with health plans, health care providers, and employers to engage consumers. The company's flagship offering is Rally®, a leading digital health platform that delivers web and mobile solutions to help people manage their employee benefits, health and well-being, and health care needs. Nearly 60 million consumers have access to the Rally platform through more than 200,000 employers, and health plans including UnitedHealthcare and BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina. Rally Health, which is part of the Optum business of UnitedHealth Group, has been working since 2010 to transform the consumer health experience. For more information, please visit www.RallyHealth.com.
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