Health Risk Assessments
Ideally, your employees are regularly seeing a doctor and getting their labs done. But, sometimes they might need your encouragement as an employer.
Your encouragement goes a long way as a boss!
That’s why on top of preventive health screenings, it’s important to tell your employees about health risk assessments and encourage them to get them done!
What are Health Risk Assessments (HRAs)?
Many nurses will kick off a visit with an assessment, but there’s several ways to run your own assessment if a medical professional isn’t involved. A health risk assessment is pretty straightforward – it makes you stop and analyze what conditions you may be at risk for.
All too often it’s easy to go through life unaware and un-observant of what our bodies are trying to tell us. And if not our bodies – our family’s medical histories may offer clues too. Many diseases can be prevented or caught early if we only knew what to look for. That’s where an HRA comes in.
Common Components of an HRA
Test Smartly Labs can help your workplace if you want to implement wellness strategies, including helping your employees think through their health risks. Here’s several areas we’d have them explore:
- The basics: your age, gender, height, weight
- Your lifestyle: do you exercise, smoke, drink, eat well
- Lab results: blood pressure, cholesterol, prediabetes, blood work
- Personal & family medical history: your own history of disease and family members’ (if known)
- Attitudes and emotions: are you willing to change?