Why is a health risk assessment important?
Health risk assessments allow population health managers to collect important data to influence the success of their intervention efforts. This data can help identify and segment individuals who are at greater risk for chronic disease.
What is a Health Risk Assessment (HRA)?
A health risk assessment is one of the most widely used screening tools in the field of health promotion and is often the first step in multi-component health promotion programs. A health risk assessment (also known as a health risk appraisal) is an instrument used to collect health information, typically coupled with a process that includes biometric testing to assess an individual's health status, risks and habits.
What is Biometric testing?
Biometric Testing, aka Biometric screenings are short health exams that include bloodwork and measurements like height, weight, waist circumference, BMI, blood pressure, cholesterol levels and blood sugar.
Why Biometric screenings are important?
A biometric screening can help to determine the risk level of a person for certain diseases and medical conditions and help to establish a health baseline. These illnesses and health conditions can be prevented with early detection, which is why knowing your numbers is so important.