Patient organisation and charity partners supporting development of the app include:
. Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
. Diabetes Canada
. YMCA of Canada.
The Carrot Rewards app is designed to deliver incentives in a way that builds people’s motivation to engage in healthy behaviors – so that they continue to engage in the behavior over the long-term.
The app addresses key lifestyle issues, including:
. healthy eating
. physical activity
. positive mental health
. alcohol moderation
. tobacco cessation.
Carrot Rewards users can:
. Use the app to build knowledge and skills around how to incorporate healthy habits into their lifestyle
. Completing surveys, quizzes and learning activities about how to lead healthier lives
. Be rewarded for their actions with loyalty points from their preferred participating loyalty partner.
. Convert their points into rewards including contributions to flights, hotels, movies, and fuel.
. Iphone and ipad (IoS 9 or higher)
. Apple watch
. Android phones and tablets (Jellybean 4.3 or higher)
Following pilots and evaluation, the intention is to roll the app out across Canada, and expand its functionality.
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