You know Health Risk Assessments (HRA) can lay a solid foundation for making lifestyle changes. You're a believer in the power of HRAs to evaluate employees' modifiable risk factors. And you've been reading up and know that they have one of the best return on investments – with one report finding that HRAs returned $6.04 for every $1 spent.
But your boss may still be asking: Are HRAs really effective? What results will we see? HRA's are an important tool, especially if used strategically, in any wellness program. Here are just some of the benefits:
Individual (Employee) Benefits
- Identifies personal health status and health risks based on lifestyle, personal and family history, health status, and lab results.
- Measures readiness to change for key lifestyle behaviors.
- Delivers actionable evidence‐based recommendations for self‐managed improvement of health risks.
- Gives a good starting point for conversations with health care provider.
- Links employees to appropriate follow‐up resources and programs.
- Provides baseline data and tracks progress overtime.
- Provides aggregate data reports that identify population health risks, health status, and year‐over‐year comparisons.
- Stratifies individuals into risk groups for interventions.
- Targets individuals qualifying for personal health coaching, e.g. smoking cessation, weight management, high cholesterol.
- Projects future risks, future health care needs, and estimates of cost.
- Measures the impact of wellness initiatives.
- Solid information that can aid in building a results-oriented wellness program.
What questions have you faced when trying to explain the ROI on Health Risk Assessments?