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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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3 Easy Ways to Boost Wellness

July 30, 2019

After reviewing their Health Risk Assessment (HRA) results, it’s likely that members of your population will be interested in boosting their wellness. For some, the improvements they need to make may necessitate an overhaul of their diet, a...

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Which Generation Benefits the Most from a Health Risk Assessment?

July 25, 2019

Offering a Health Risk Assessment (HRA) to your population has a lot of benefits. However, knowing which demographic will benefit more from HRAs can be difficult to pinpoint.

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The Top 3 Benefits of Health Risk Assessments

July 23, 2019

Consider this. Only one in five individuals routinely get a yearly physical with their primary care provider.

As a health and wellness professional, you need to maintain a sense of where your population’s health lies in order to ensure you’re...

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Loma Linda University Names Dr. Don Hall Alumnus of the Year

July 01, 2019

On June 16, 2019, Loma Linda University (LLU) named our founder, Dr. Don Hall, Alumnus of the Year as part of the Conferring of Degrees for the School of Public Health, and the Wellsource team couldn’t be prouder.

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Tips to Manage Your Population’s Weight and LDL Cholesterol

June 25, 2019

A significant portion of your population likely needs to lose weight and lower LDL cholesterol levels. Maybe you do, too. Managing populations who are overweight and have high LDL cholesterol isn’t new. When we first wrote this blog post in 2010,...

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