Savonix and Community Health Resource Center (CHRC) Announce Free Local Cognitive Screening Program in San Francisco
CHRC to hold free, confidential cognitive screenings starting Wednesday, October 4, 2017
SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Savonix, the developer of the first mobile evidence-based digital neuro-cognitive assessment and brain health platform, announced today a partnership with Community Health Resource Center (CHRC), a non-profit and affiliate of California Pacific Medical Center and Sutter Health, to offer free cognitive screenings beginning on Wednesday, October 4, 2017, as part of current community-based health screenings to the San Francisco community.
The ongoing screenings will be held from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. every first and third Wednesday of the month at 2100 Webster Street, a CHRC pilot site. The screenings are planned to expand to four additional sites throughout San Francisco within the next few months.
The Savonix assessment, which evaluates critical cognitive data, will be administered by the Savonix virtual clinician and delivered within healthcare settings to patients and their providers. These community screenings will be overseen by the nursing staff at CHRC to provide educational materials about healthcare-related concerns, brain health and caregiving.
The cognitive tests will be a 30-minute, digital assessment that consists of gold standard neuropsychological tasks. CHRC currently offers free, health screens to the local San Francisco community, that include cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure and BMI evaluations and is looking forward to expanding its free community screens to include cognition.
“Savonix is excited to partner with Community Health Resource Center, and serve as the digital cognitive screening platform for five different healthcare screening sites throughout San Francisco,” said Savonix CEO, Dr. Mylea Charvat. “Through the Savonix Mobile App, providers are able to assess, track and understand a patient’s cognitive health and gain valuable insights into the role of cognition in a wide variety of diseases and disorders. This ultimately allows clinicians to build treatment plans based on an individual’s specific needs.”
Erica Eilenberg, MPH, RD, Program Director at CHRC, said: “We look forward to offering an additional level of health monitoring through Savonix’s application to provide the San Francisco Bay Area with access to information about their cognitive function and brain health. Our partnership with Savonix will help further our mission of empowering individuals with the knowledge they need to live healthier lives.”
The cognitive results are not a diagnosis and individuals who score below the normal threshold, as well as those who still have concerns, are encouraged to see their primary care physician for a thorough evaluation.
The community-based health and cognitive screens are funded by Chevron.
For more information about screenings, including times and locations, please visit http://chrcsf.org/events/.
For more information about the Savonix Mobile digital cognitive assessment platform, please visit www.savonix.com.
Savonix delivers the world’s first fully mobile, evidence-based assessment of cognitive function. Available on Android and iOS for phone and tablet, Savonix Mobile is an accurate, accessible and affordable tool for professional cognitive screening. It empowers healthcare providers, payers and researchers to evaluate and leverage results to improve health and treatment outcomes. Led by clinical psychologists, neuroscientists, and IT leaders, the company aims to establish the global authority on cognition and its relationship to risk, outcomes and the development of innovative therapies. Savonix evidence-based tests are digital versions of the gold standard cognition tests, many of which neuropsychologists have used effectively since the 1930s. For more information, visit www.savonix.com and follow @savonixinc on Twitter.
About Community Health Resource Center (CHRC)
Community Health Resource Center is a nonprofit organization that has supported the health and well-being of the San Francisco Bay Area community for 30 years through a range of health education programs. CHRC’s education programs include; social work counseling, dietitians, nutrition guidance, community health screenings, educational lectures, health information and local resources, employee and group wellness presentations and support groups. For more information, please visit http://chrcsf.org/.