Megan Van Ostaeyen
Apr 26, 2018 · 6 min read

At Achievement, we’re passionate about helping everyone reach their individual health goals. That could be in the form of getting paid for doing health-related activities as a little extra motivation, or by providing you with easy ways to understand your personal health. We also help to connect you with ways to contribute to cutting-edge research, where you can help to improve health for everyone. We wanted to share 5 of Achievement’s values that are important in our mission of helping everyone to participate in better health outcomes.

We meet you where you’re at

We understand that everyone’s health goals and needs are not the same; that’s why we individualize your Achievement experience based on what you tell us is relevant to you. You can also choose to earn points for everything from step tracking, sleep tracking, continuous glucose monitoring, meditation and more. We are here to support your health goals, regardless of where you’re at in your personal health journey, like Sarai (a long time Achiever) explains:

“I have Fibromyalgia and chronic Myositis …. Life can become difficult and overbearing … Many, like me, are bound to a wheelchair 50% or more of the time. Can you imagine how unmotivated you can feel to get out of bed, let alone workout!? But as it stands, the best treatment for this condition, is to KEEP MOVING. Achievement provides that imaginary friend. One who will not give you unwanted advice, or invite you to things you cannot go to. It provides that gentle motivation, for you to set your own goals. Not that of your doctor, friend, or family member. But YOURS. You know your body best …. With Achievement I can keep track of my progress…” -Sarai H.

When you get started with Achievement, we encourage you to take the time to fill out your Health Survey so that we can provide you with study invitations, and other opportunities that are relevant to you.

You are in full control of your data

Achievement provides a place for you to view your data from your connected apps in one place. By centralizing this information, we can help you to better understand your health and ultimately achieve your health goals.

It’s entirely up to you to choose what you want to share and earn points for on Achievement. Whether you’re interested in steps, exercise, sleep, nutrition, meditation or something else, you can choose what activities will be shared.

This Achiever shares how they’ve used multiple apps on Achievement to track their health:

“I’ve been a member of Achievement for a while and it has motivated me to take control of my health by syncing all of my apps into one place and then rewarding me for it. This has been vital for me recently because my health has taken a toll lately and I’ve needed to really step up my game and take control of what I can in my personal health, achievement has made that simple.”Isis F.

You can access and download all of your Achievement data in one place at any time, giving you more insight into your health. You can change your mind about what activities you want to track on Achievement at any time. We provide you with control over what data you share with us and we do not sell your data to third parties without your clear consent. Your health data is yours.

We are transparent

We believe that it is important to always be clear and transparent with our members about how their data is used. We may use your anonymized data for our own internal research to advance the forefront of healthcare and share back insightful health trends and tips, such as whether or not air quality can affect activity patterns or how the World Series affected sleep patterns. Tristan shares why he chooses to share his data with Achievement:

“…Achievement is exciting for me as I get to send data to [them] every single day. Data gathering is fulfilling for me, especially knowing it’ll be put to good use, so that inspires me to log my activities all the time” Tristan R.

We also give you the choice to participate in research projects related to your health interests, goals or conditions. The specific information you will be asked to share will be disclosed in the consent and/or disclosures for that particular project (each project may be different). Achievers have had the opportunity to participate in groundbreaking research around diabetes, mental health, and more.

We enable you to give back to the causes you care about

It’s great to earn personal rewards for all of your health actions; however, many members also choose to use their rewards for a good cause. That’s why Achievement also provides the opportunity to donate your points to a health charity of your choice through Benevity when you reach 10,000 points. The points you earn for taking healthy actions can also go back to organizations that are working towards creating a healthier world. Elizabeth shares why she decided to donate her Achievement points:

“Achievement motivates me to exercise more since it adds points each time. It also motivates me to join support apps for my type 1 diabetes and read more research articles. When I hit 10,000 points I donated the $10 to JDRF International [Type 1 diabetes researching funding and advocacy] to help support the continuation of research to find a cure.”Elizabeth P.

Your actions can impact many

At the individual level, we can take actions to control our health, but we believe that we can achieve and learn even more as a community. We’ve sent out Offers to Achievers with similar health conditions, allowing them to ask relevant questions they would like answered about health topics that matter to them, such as anxiety or diabetes.

You’ll also have the opportunity to qualify for and participate in cutting-edge research studies related to various conditions, for which you can earn additional points or money, and together we can contribute to and advance research that can help improve health for everyone. This Achiever shares how her participation in a study has helped in improving her health outcomes:

“I have been using Achievement for a few years now. I participated in the 1yr Cognitive Health Study that really helped me to know how to improve my cognitive health and protect my brain from damage due to diet and environment. It motivated me to start an exercise class for seniors … As of today we have 11 in the class…” — Janet A.

We’ve worked with a variety of research partners to conduct groundbreaking research and studies where Achievers could participate and earn. Achievers who participated in studies and research helped to advance research in conditions ranging from t asthma, cystic fibrosis, diabetes, mental health, migraines, rheumatoid arthritis and more. The contributions made to these studies could impact millions in the future, and help to bring new understanding about these conditions. We think Jenny, a long time Achiever, sums it up best:

“…[Achievement] makes me feel good knowing that maybe one day my tracking could maybe help someone. I have depression and anxiety. If that helps even one person with this data collection I stand by it 100%.” Jenny B.

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Megan Van Ostaeyen

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Community Operations Manager @Achievement.

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