Health Risk Assessments

Health Risk Assessments

A well-planned goal, if implemented with proper calculation, can cause positive and measurable outcomes. To serve this purpose, one can take the help of Health Risk Assessment (HRAs). The primary step in creating a sure success plan is setting up a focused goal. This goal may include motivating employees, decreasing the cost of healthcare, increasing employee presence throughout the year etc. but before setting any goal, the workforce should be properly categorized, which in turn will benefit afterwards.

Health Risk Assessments

Health Risk Assessments

HRAs help in providing a well-calculated evaluation of the fitness chart for the employees. This will help in gauging the future risks of disease that the employees may have, and using these details, the instructors can ultimately guide them in tailoring their Fitness Programs accordingly.

For instance, if the majority of employees in a company are suffering from obesity, then it is more logical to implement a Weight Loss Program rather than a Smoking Cessation Program.

Many examples of notable success can be seen under HRA implementation.

  • The University of Louisville marked a profit of $3.00 return on every $1.00 spent in 2008 through its Get Healthy Now wellness program.
  • Bank of America marked a 10% decrease in its healthcare cost within 2-year implementation of its wellness program.

Through its questionnaires, either in print or electronic formats, the HRAs can measure outcomes with great accuracy.