Canada Life Assurance Co. is introducing a new health-coaching program, led by Shoppers Drug Mart Inc.’s Health Solutions team, to help Canadians prevent and manage chronic conditions.

The new program will be delivered remotely by pharmacists, nurses and dietitians, allowing for employers to continue to support their employees during the coronavirus pandemic, noted a press release. In addition to health coaching, the HealthWatch drug plan and the retailer’s medical cannabis program will be available through the app.

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“Now more than ever, Canadians need convenient access to resources that help them navigate their health challenges,” said Barbara Carnegie, vice-president of payor partnerships for Shoppers Drug Mart, in a press release. “Through participating employers, our pharmacists, nurses and dietitians from our health-coaching team can provide the support required to help employees and their dependents both prevent and manage their conditions more effectively.”