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YMCA research into measuring community wellness outcomes leaps forward with Evolt partnership

YMCA research into measuring community wellness outcomes leaps forward with Evolt partnership
May 29, 2018

YMCA Victoria has signed an agreement with Evolt to install their latest body composition scanner, the Evolt360, in 11 of its facilities, as part of an ambitious longitudinal study into the impact of municipal recreation facilities on community health.

The medical grade, non-invasive scanners will be installed in YMCA-managed facilities in the municipalities of Moreland, Dandenong, Boroondara, Knox and Casey.

Nathan Costin, Development Manager at YMCA Victoria, said the 2016 Victorian Auditor General’s Report into aquatic and recreational facilities highlighted the need to improve the measurement and evaluation of community health outcomes, particularly those identified in municipal health and wellbeing plans.

Costin advised “at the YMCA we know exactly how many people use the facilities, programs and services we manage in partnership with local government. What we can’t yet accurately measure are their health and wellbeing outcomes, both individual and aggregated, to capture a true picture of a population’s health and role we play in positively influencing it.”

Evolt Chief Executive Ed Zouroudis said the scanner’s capacity to capture meaningful health data was central to the partnership with the YMCA, and reinforced his company’s mission to empower people with the information they needed to make evidence-based decisions about their health and fitness.

Zouroudis advised “the Evolt360 measures more than 40 health parameters in less than a minute, including body composition, skeletal muscle mass, protein mass, body fat, body water, visceral fat, bio age match to body, and more.

“It gives individuals meaningful measures by which they can track their health and fitness, and de-identified data can be collated to establish a baseline of a community’s health to measure the relative success of health interventions and the impact the YMCA is having on the population.

“This partnership has the potential to be a real game changer in the aquatic and recreation industry.”

The YMCA’s aim is to recruit 5,000 members, profile their biopsychosocial health measures, and track changes in those measures through targeted health and wellbeing interventions.

Image: Mo Mudaliar, Health and Wellness Coordinator at Casey ARC, uses the Evolt360 to conduct a full body scan on a Casey ARC member. 

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