Health Risk Assessments
It’s ideal if your employees see a doctor on a regular basis and get their labs done. As an employer, you can encourage them to do just that.
Your encouragement goes a long way as a boss!
In addition to offering preventive health screenings, it’s important to spread awareness of the benefits of health risk assessments and to have them performed!
Understanding Health Risk Assessments (HRAs)
Nurses typically start off a visit with an assessment. However, there are several ways to run your own assessment if a medical professional isn’t involved. A health risk assessment is relatively straightforward – it allows for awareness of what conditions you may be at risk for.
It can be easy to remain ignorant of what our bodies are trying to tell us. And if not our bodies – our family’s medical histories may offer clues as well. Many diseases can be prevented when caught early, and it helps when you know what to look for. That’s where an HRA comes in.
Common Components of an HRA
Test Smartly Labs can help your workplace implement wellness strategies. Here are 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?