The concept of preventive care has become well accepted amongst Americans. Even though we feel well, it is important to have annual check ups with a healthcare provider, if for no other reason than to have peace of mind. Employers gain when employees safeguard their health.
Employers can have a significant influence on their employees by encouraging annual preventive health check-ups. Let us devise a plan for you to work towards employee involvement and outcomes in the preventive care arena. Promote prevention with an established wellness program.
Do you know the ‘wellness’ of your employee population? Expanding your wellness program to include preventive screenings will answer this question. All while affecting behavior changes in your workforce and the employee’s overall health.
Our preventive exam tools make employer customization and employee tracking easy:
In a recent poll, 92% of Americans believe annual checkups are important, as a part of preventive care. Children and seniors should have regular check-ups, and of course, those with a history of health issues should have routine medical exams.
Employers can encourage and support annual screening campaigns, the most critical tests for both men and women are diabetes, vascular disease, blood pressure, cholesterol, colon cancer, and a thorough eye exam. These screening campaigns need to be employer endorsed or company offered and need to become standard practice.
Offering comprehensive physicals including biometric screenings along with onsite screenings and tests will ensure and happy healthy, and productive workforce. There may be an initial upfront cost to conduct these types of wellness campaigns, but the long term benefits will be worth your investment. Once employees experience the benefits of these preventive measures, mainly supported by their employer, they will be more focused in the future on their well-being.
For employees, keeping track of health indicators and annual benchmarks enables them and their primary health care provider to see any significant changes that might be signs of other potential health issues. A sudden spike in blood pressure warrants a test to determine cause and source. It's important to develop a treatment plan before the condition worsens.
Annual Checkup List should include some or all of these:
Remember, as an employer you have a significant influence on your employees by encouraging annual preventive health check-ups. Let NFP CORE WellWorks (for NFP offices) and Benefits Partners WellStrides (for member firms) devise a plan for you to work towards employee involvement and outcomes in the preventive care arena.