Health Risk Assessments (HRAs) typically include a questionnaire, a risk calculation, and an educational report. The (HRA) helps to identify key target areas for behavior intervention at the employee level, while also helping gauge population-wide needs at the employer level. These questionnaires are used to detect the presence of disease or to estimate the risk that an individual will develop a disease based on certain characteristics. With an HRA, each employee receives a personal, confidential report. The employers will receive an aggregated summary of group statistics and can use this summary of information to develop wellness program goals for the company.

Why Use a Health Risk Assessment (HRA)?

HRAs are helpful to employers for a variety of reasons including:

  • They are easy to complete and are generally popular with employees
  • They may increase motivation and participation in the other workplace wellness initiative because they uncover individual health risks
  • They provide group data that employers can use to identify major health problems and risk factors that can be addressed through wellness initiatives
  • HRA's are most effective when they are combined with biometric screenings to gain a better overall picture of employee's health, including things like blood pressure and glucose levels.

    How to Get Started with a Health Risk Assessment (HRA)

    Finding the right vendor is important when setting up an HRA initiative. When looking for a vendor, choose an experienced company that partners with reputable organizations. Since you are dealing with employee health data, it is important to ensure that you are compliant with all applicable laws and security measures are in place to protect your employee's data.

    Contact M2B Health to get started with the right HRA vendor today!