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Setting Boundaries: How Much Can You Influence Population Health?

August 29, 2019

Wouldn’t it be great if we could say to our friends, family, coworkers, and employees: “Hey! It’s time to get healthy - let’s work on those bad habits”? But that would be seen as incredibly odd (not to mention downright rude in most cases), so we...

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How is Health Risk Assessment Data Shared?

August 28, 2019

Asking individuals to provide their health information on a health risk assessment (HRA) can cause a bit of tension. For many people, their health information is intensely personal and carefully guarded.

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Wellsource 2018 Data Review: Happiness, Habits, and Health [VIDEO]

August 22, 2019

What really influences happiness? If you answered things like the people around you, the work you do, and the experiences you share, you’d be right - but there are also other factors that can have a surprising influence on your happiness.

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Why Health Competitions Backfire

August 20, 2019

Helping your population become as healthy as possible is a noble mission to undertake, but - as with most things in life - there are “right” and “wrong” ways to go about it. In many groups, it’s not uncommon to see health competitions set up that...

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How a Health Risk Assessment Can Help Reduce Healthcare Costs

August 15, 2019

It’s no secret - or surprise - that just about everyone would be happy to save money. And if they’re able to save money on healthcare costs by doing things like improving their health or taking steps to proactively lessen their risk of being...

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Top 5 Most Common Questions About Health Risk Assessments

August 13, 2019

We get asked a lot of questions about Health Risk Assessments (HRAs), which makes sense. After all, Wellsource created the first computerized HRA. We’ve come a long way since 1972 when our founder, Dr. Don Hall, wrote the first algebraic equation...

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Want Positive Population Health Trends? Use HRA Data to Suggest Improvements

August 08, 2019

Health risk assessments (HRAs) allow you to get a big-picture view of your population. You always have opportunity to provide resources on an individual basis and offer assistance before someone hits “high-risk” status. But one of the benefits...

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4 Ways to Increase Health Risk Assessment Completion Rates

August 06, 2019

A health risk assessment (HRA) is an excellent tool to provide your population because it helps direct your wellness offerings, such as health plan benefits like vision coverage or nutrition counseling, and office wellness perks such as...

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The Importance of Self-Reported Data In Crafting Wellness Programs

August 01, 2019

This blog post was written by Brittany U. Carter, DHSc, MPH, Director of Health and Research at Wellsource

Workplace wellness programs are on the rise, with almost half of all employers offering some type of health promotion or wellness program...

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