Wellness Services

Health Risk Assessments (HRA)

A health risk assessment (HRA) is a health questionnaire used to assess current lifestyle risks of your employee population.

Components of an HRA include:

  • Confidential health risk assessment both paper and electronic versions are available
  • Onsite health screening including total cholesterol, LDL, HDL, triglycerides, glucose, height, weight, blood pressure, BMI, and body fat percentage.
  • Individual health coaching with a health educator to review health screening results and set up goals toward improvement.
  • Corporate aggregate report providing overall health status of employee population. Provided for future wellness planning at worksite

Total Cholesterol measures the total amount of all types of cholesterol in your blood, including HDL (high density lipoproteins), LDL (low density lipoproteins), and triglycerides. A "lipoprotein" is a mixture of fatty cholesterol and protein.

LDL or low-density lipoproteins are bad because they cause cholesterol to build up in the inner walls and form plaque - a thick hard deposit that can cause the arteries to narrow. If an artery becomes completely blocked the end result could be a heart attack or stroke. A LDL level of 100 mg/dL or less is optimal.

HDL or high-density lipoproteins are good because they remove cholesterol from the artery walls and transport it to the liver for elimination from the body. The higher the HDL level the better (40 mg/dL and higher is optimal).

Triglycerides are the chemical forms of most fat in food. Calories ingested in a meal that are not used immediately by tissues are converted into triglycerides and transported to fat cells for storage.

Glucose measures the amount of a type of sugar, called glucose, in your blood. Glucose comes from carbohydrates and is the main source of energy used by the body. A fasting blood glucose value of 70-110 mg/dL is optimal.

PSA or prostate specimen antigen is a blood test for men over the age of 50 or the age of 45 for those with a known family history of prostate cancer. The blood test measures the level of protein produced by the cells of prostate gland. An optimal level is less than 4.0 ng/ml.
Note: Additional blood tests are available upon request of the company.

 

Blood Pressure Screening

 

Ministry Medical Group Employer Solutions offers blood pressure screenings for your employees to create awareness as to what "range" their blood pressure falls into. We also provide healthy lifestyle tips to control any signs of hypertension. Hypertension has been labeled "The Silent Killer." In other words, the disease can progress without any symptoms (silently) to finally causing one or more of the potentially fatal complications of hypertension, such a heart attack or stroke. After your blood pressure screening, an aggregate report of blood pressure results will be provided for your organization.

 

Blood Pressure Category
Systolic (mm Hg)
Diastolic (mm Hg)

Normal

120 or Less than 120

80 or Less than 80

Prehypertension

120-139

80-89

Hypertension Stage 1

140-159

90-99

Hypertension Stage 2

160 or higher

100 or higher


Tobacco Cessation

 

More than 46 million people have stopped smoking and almost 70 percent of smokers would like to quit. Also, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, smokers are two-thirds more likely to quit when they have help than when they try to quit on their own. A tobacco cessation facilitator will provide a weekly, one-hour session, for 6 weeks at your location. In the first week, participants will explore why they use tobacco, learn other ways to meet their tobacco needs, and learn about the importance of quitting once and for all. The second week will consist of assisting the user with setting a quit date and making their quit day plan of action. By week three, participants are encouraged to have quit using tobacco and to share strategies for fighting off urges. During both the fourth and fifth weeks participants will learn how to stay tobacco free with relaxation techniques and they will learn how to incorporate physical activity and healthy eating to avoid weight gain. The final week offers a celebration of your participants' new tobacco free status and tips to stay tobacco free for life.

 

Health coaching

 

Health coaching is based on Prochaska's Behavior Change Model, a personal health coach will provide participants with a variety of health education tips and techniques. A coach will assist your employees in making realistic lifestyle improvements by setting wellness goals they are "ready" to commit to and in developing an individualized plan to achieve their personal wellness goals.

 

TO LEARN MORE

Dawn Neal
715.295.5214
dawn.neal@ministryhealth.org

Denese Mace
715.295.5214
denese.mace@ministryhealth.org

Jim Owens
715.295.5214
james.owens@ministryhealth.org

 

 
 
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