According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the American employment pool is projected to increase most rapidly for individuals ages 65-75 through 2024. With this rise in the older population of workers, employers are more focused on how they can increase workplace wellness. Disease management, in particular, is taking precedence as a priority in employee wellness programs across the nation.
Disease Management Strategies Through Specialized Health Risk Assessments
What exactly does the term “disease management” mean in the context of the workplace? Essentially, it entails an integrated care approach to managing illness. This means the inclusion of health risk screenings, check-ups, and action plans to improve health and prevent potential health issues.
The implementation of a disease management program can improve the health and wellness of employees and reduce healthcare costs for employers.
There are a variety of targeted disease management options available to employers. How can you narrow your options? By choosing a clinically-based, multi-faceted approach such as one offered by Wellworks For You. The cornerstone of our approach is centered upon our specialized Know Your Number health risk assessment.
Know Your Number can:
- Identify the most common, modifiable chronic diseases: diabetes, cardiovascular disease, heart disease, chronic respiratory diseases, stroke, and breast, lung, and prostate cancer.
- Provide evidence-based analytics to educate employees on vital health information.
- Display health-risk assessment results by visual and numerical risk value.
- Categorize statistical data by gender, ethnicity, and offers peer comparisons.
In addition to Know Your Number, Wellworks For You health risk assessments include:
- TRALE Health Risk Assessment
The TRALE assessment evaluates health risks in specific areas.
- Tobacco use
- Vehicle safety
- Physical activity
- Alcohol use
- Stress and depression
- Current health
- Wellness issues targeted at women’s and men’s health
- MindQ Mental Health Risk Assessment
The MindQ mental health risk assessment evaluates the risks that potentially impede well-being, stress coping, and emotional health.
More Ways to Maximize Workplace Disease Management
With a disease management model that incorporates health risk assessments, additional resources are necessary. Some of the other programs we offer to maximize disease management success include:
- Health Coaching
At Wellworks For You, we provide onsite and telephonic health coaching, specifically designed with a risk management strategy. Health coaches can keep employees accountable for their health goals and help them improve certain health conditions. They can also provide realistic, comprehensive guidance in the form of fitness tips, nutritious recipes, and stress management strategies.
- Tobacco Cessation
Whether it’s cigarettes or vaping devices, tobacco and nicotine are harmful substances that can lead to several chronic diseases. Multi-faceted tobacco cessation and nicotine cessation programs can give employees the support they need to kick an unhealthy habit.
- Wellness Portal
In an era that demands technological ease and convenience, an online wellness portal can increase the effectiveness of disease management. The Wellworks For You Wellness Portal contains health metrics tracking, communication capability, an appointment system, device/app integration, and much more. This way, employees have an all-access, easy way to manage their own critical health data. Meanwhile, employers can maintain continuity and communicate with employees regarding pertinent health information.
Professional Employee Wellness Solutions
At Wellworks for You, we can identify individual employee health risks and existing gaps in healthcare. Then, we work with your company to create action plans for real, measurable improvements. This combination increases the quality of care for participating employees while simultaneously decreasing corporate healthcare costs.
The key to any successful corporate wellness program is engagement. Instead of offering a generic, one-size-fits-all wellness approach, Wellworks For You targets the specific needs of individuals.
Whether you are looking exclusively for targeted disease management or are curious about a broader approach to corporate wellness, Wellworks for You can help. In addition to our proprietary disease management system, we offer a range of other options to help improve workplace wellness. From lunchtime seminars to long-term pedometer programs, we will help you choose and customize the right program for your business.
Healthy living starts now. To learn more about your company’s wellness program options, click here or call us at 800-425-4657.