After Aubrey Jenkins’s mother had bariatric surgery in 2005, she was concerned with the lack of after-care and support programs available. As she watched her mother continue to struggle with her weight post-surgery, Aubrey knew she wanted to help other patients get access to the care they needed to succeed in the long-term. That’s where the idea for inHealth first came to life.
Lifestyle is a powerful predictor of health outcomes. Modifiable lifestyle factors are variables such as nutrition, physical activity and mental/emotional well-being that contribute to the presence or attenuation of chronic disease.
By applying clinical disciplines, Lifestyle Therapeutics™ becomes a blockbuster therapy for individuals at-risk or struggling with chronic diseases such as Type II diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular health and obesity. More than a pill or procedure, this form of therapy unlocks the human potential to create lasting health improvements. Lifestyle Therapeutics™ is a clinically-proven service prescribed by health professionals, reimbursed by health plans and delivered via telehealth/remote patient monitoring modalities.
At inHealth, we converge the art and science of behavior change by connecting humans to humans to deliver a hyper-personalized, medical-grade program. We empower individuals to transform their lifestyle into medicine.
inHealth founders Aubrey Jenkins and Michelle Alencar opened a brick-and-mortar clinic to provide health coach solutions to high-risk, hard-to-treat patients. It was one of the first to be reimbursed by insurance.
Seeing the value in their health coaching services, Jenkins and Alencar wanted to widen the scope and reach more patients. For ease of convenience, they moved from a brick-and-mortar clinic to online coaching services.
In 2014, Dr. Alencar launched the two first clinical trials around the inHealth services. These clinical trials were followed by subsequent randomized controlled trials that showcased positive outcomes for weight loss and overall wellness.
With a remote coaching solution in place and outcomes tested in clinical trials, inHealth was created. As the business evolved, the goal remained the same: provide more touchpoints to fuel lifestyle changes in high-risk, harder-to-reach patients.
The inHealth team has grown to include more than 30 health coaches across the United States. The diverse background of this team has enabled inHealth to pair patients with coaches who have direct experience with their conditions.
Today, inHealth is backed by providers, health plans and medical device manufacturers as a viable solution for patient engagement and positive outcomes. These trusted partnerships are what make a better future possible for patients.
CEO Aubrey Jenkins is an entrepreneur and visionary with extensive experience in the healthcare space. She worked in brick-and-mortar weight loss centers before identifying the need for a more convenient, outcomes-based telehealth lifestyle therapy solution like inHealth.
Johnnie Jenkins is COO and Co-Founder of Inhealth Medical Services, Inc. Johnnie has 10 years working with doctors and patients both through telehealth as well as extensively in the doctors offices. Prior to the healthcare space Johnnie was a network/systems administrator for Mitsubishi Power Systems Americas. Johnnie is also an Alumni of California State University, Chico where he received a BS in Business Administration.
Michelle Alencar serves as the Chief Science Officer for inHealth, she is also an Associate Professor at California State University, Long Beach. She has published over 40 peer-reviewed research publications. She is a certified clinical nutritionist and exercise physiologist with a passion for lifestyle therapeutics because of its capability to provide nutrition, fitness and behavior modification for health and holistic wellness.
Harry Kim is Chairman of inHealth. He was SVP at American Well and a Business Lead for Samsung Health. He led strategy, partnerships, and bizdev to connect consumers to clinical care and apply mobile technology into clinical delivery. Before that, Harry grew HP’s Health & Life Sciences from $3B to over $11B, building a 1B+ new service, HP Digital Hospital.
Before joining inHealth, Brittany spent a year in Australia, serving as the Key Account Director for Sydney-based telehealth start-up Coviu. Prior to moving down-under, she spent years at American Well, helping doctors and key accounts adopt and streamline telehealth programs. Brittany had the pleasure of working with inHealth as a client at American Well and upon returning to the U.S. decided to join the revolution of Lifestyle Therapeutics that inHealth is leading.
Amanda's career and passion have always lived at the intersection of healthcare and technology, with a focus on mission-driven, emerging companies. Prior to inHealth, Amanda held a variety of marketing and communications roles at American Well (telehealth), Recursion (digital biology), and athenahealth (electronic medical records). She has also worked on the agency side spearheading media and marketing campaigns for organizations like HIMSS, Moderna Therapeutics and Genome Medical. She believes health coaching delivered to patients at home is the future of care delivery and is excited to represent inHealth in spearheading this approach.