Assessments and Screenings

Nearly 50% of Americans are living with chronic conditions such as elevated blood pressure, blood glucose, and cholesterol that put them at high risk for disease and disability. Many are unaware of their risk factors. Those at high risk (based on biometric screening) have 13% to 22% higher health care expenditures and increased short-term disability payments than those identified as low risk.1

Lasting change begins with knowledge. Employees must understand their current health and modifiable risk factors to improve their health. Employers, in turn, must understand their employees’ current health to ensure that health and wellness programs are appealing and positively impact health care cost trends. UPMC WorkPartners’ assessments and screenings programs encourage employees to take an active role in managing their health, while helping employers build a long-lasting culture of health.

We offer a variety of assessment and screening tools that provide valuable information about employees’ health and identify potential health risk factors. Our programs and services include:

  • Health and Productivity Performance Index (HAPPI) — Provides a global evaluation of an organization’s culture of health. This proprietary instrument evaluates leadership and culture, communication, rewards and incentive alignment, programs and services, and physical environment and can be used to set program goals and objectives and evaluate progress.
  • Employee Health Needs and Interest Survey — Provides an initial picture of employee health and wellness interests, allowing employees to begin connecting with resources available at work and in their personal lives. Employers gain an understanding of employees’ communication preferences, health programming interests, and desired incentives, which helps guide strategic program development.
  • MyHealth Questionnaire (Health Risk Assessment) — Provides employees with information about health risk and modifiable risk factors, and provides employers with an aggregate assessment of employees’ current health status, which drives recommendations for program and engagement strategy design and allows for annual program evaluation.
  • Biometric Screenings — Offers employees and their spouses screening for several common and chronic conditions such as elevated blood pressure, blood glucose, and cholesterol, and recommends follow-up steps. Employers gain an understanding of both their population’s health awareness level and current validated health status. Screening and awareness data guides program selection and creation of annual health messaging strategies. A variety of biometric screening models are available to fit organizational preferences: at home (fingerstick), remote (venipuncture), basic on-site (venipuncture), and enhanced on-site (fingerstick).
  • Fitness Assessments — Determines an employee’s cardiovascular fitness, body composition, muscle strength, and flexibility. Employees can review results immediately with a health screening specialist. Employers gain a better understanding of their employees’ health, and receive practical applications and interventions to improve employee health and fitness.

Reference:

1 Goetzel, R. Z., Carls, G. S., Wang, S., Kelly, E., Mauceri, E., Columbus, D., & Cavuoti, A. (2009). The relationship between modifiable risk factors and medical expenditures, absenteeism, short-term disability, and presenteeism among employees at Novartis. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 51(4), 487-499.

This website describes general services available from UPMC WorkPartners, and is not intended to provide employee benefits, tax, or legal advice. If you have questions regarding any of the integrated health and productivity solutions described on this site, UPMC WorkPartners recommends that you consult with your benefits, tax, and/or legal advisors.

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