Day & Ross Supports Health Research Project for Drivers

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Day & Ross has partnered with Université de Moncton-Centre de formation médicale du Nouveau-Brunswick on a telemedicine health research project for professional drivers in the province.

Open to drivers who have a chronic condition like diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, or obesity, the T.H.A.T. (Truckers’ Health Adaptive Technology)aims to develop behavioural interventions and enhanced standards of integrated primary care for healthy living behaviours.”

The benefits to participating drivers include remote health monitoring, direct access to healthcare

professionals, confidential data, and learning more about their condition and how to be healthier.

At the end of the study, all participants will keep the smartphone that they receive when they sign up, along with medical devices including a $4,500 Dexcom G6 glucose monitor with free supply for one year.

“At Day & Ross, we invest in ongoing initiatives to promote the mental and physical health of our drivers,” said Doug Tingley, Chief Operating Officer, Canada at Day & Ross. “We’re proud to support T.H.A.T. (Truckers’ Health Adaptive Technology), a research study that uses technology to increase health literacy and give drivers the opportunity to prevent or alleviate chronic diseases.”

Interested drivers can sign up by email: that@umoncton.ca

Coordinated by Université de Moncton-Centre de formation médicale du Nouveau-Brunswick, this project is a partnership with the Government of New Brunswick via the “Labor Market Research and Analysis program”, the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation, WorkSafe NB, the University of Moncton, and trucking companies like Day & Ross.

Open only to New Brunswick-based drivers and owner operators with a Medicare card, the project will engage with 200 professional drivers to promote healthy living behaviors that prevent or alleviate chronic diseases. Data is confidential and will not be shared with Day & Ross.