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3 Strategies for Using Health Risk Assessments to Inform Population Health Management

February 13, 2020

Health Risk Assessments (HRAs) are excellent tools for helping your population manage their health, but they’re only one piece of the puzzle. While the HRA results will let individuals learn their risks, the wellness initiatives and programming...

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Using Population Health to Improve Workplace Culture

February 05, 2020

As a population health specialist, your first priority is achieving improved health outcomes. It’s a bonus when you can help your workforce clients improve productivity and morale. In a recent post, we discussed the various ways that workplace...

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Is It Legal for Companies to Hire Nonsmokers Only?

January 29, 2020

In light of the recent news about U-Haul International, Inc. declining job applicants who are nicotine users as of February 1, 2020, you might be thinking, “Is that legal?” Whether you’re administering your own wellness program or have clients...

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Increase Health Risk Assessment Participation with this Q&A

January 21, 2020

Let’s be honest. There’s no point in going through the trouble of administering a health risk assessment (HRA) if people don’t take it. How can you gain population buy-in? One way is to address their concerns. In this post, we’re going to answer...

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How Workplace Culture Affects Population Health

January 15, 2020

The average adult in the United States works 44 to 47 hours a week. For some, even 50 or 60 is likely on the low side of the hours clocked. Of course, you know how work affects day-to-day life—snooze alarm, harried commute, then settle into the...

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4 Ways to Promote Population Health and Wellness in the New Year

January 08, 2020

When it comes to encouraging population health and wellness, the New Year may be one of the easiest times to do it. There’s nothing special about this time of year, per se, it’s just that many people are ready for a fresh slate and a clean start....

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How Do Health Risk Assessments Compare to Facebook Preventive Health?

December 27, 2019

Facebook created some buzz in the health and wellness sector earlier this year when they announced they’d be rolling out Preventive Health, a tool that would make health recommendations to users. The product, which has been available to U.S....

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Four Population Health Predictions for 2020

December 12, 2019

With the new year – and a new decade – just around the corner, it’s time to start taking a look at predictions for what types of industry trends are on the horizon. Wellsource CEO Chris McReynolds wrote about which four trends he thinks will have...

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Creating A Culture of Wellness… From the Top Down

December 09, 2019

When it comes to creating a culture of wellness, one of the most effective methods is to start from the top down. Consider this: whether at home or in the workplace, people are inclined to take their cues from leaders. Children learn from their...

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Corporate Wellness Magazine: 5 Questions Employers Ask About HRAs

December 09, 2019

This article by Chris McReynolds, CEO of Wellsource originally appeared in Corporate Wellness Magazine. Click here to read the original article

Most employers know that a health risk assessment (HRA) collects self-reported information about an...

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Support Your Medicare Members This Holiday Season

December 03, 2019

There are many reasons why – for lots of people – the holidays are a stressful time of year and may affect some people negatively. Work stress could pile up at a time when many people are out of the office, travel plans could become hectic and...

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Why Is NCQA Accreditation Important?

November 26, 2019

You have likely heard of the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). It is considered the gold standard of health care quality assessment. More than 1,200 health plans have earned NCQA Accreditation. That’s a big accomplishment and...

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