HEALTH ASSESSMENT HealthSource Solutions uses the Personal Wellness Profile™ (PWP) – Advantage Edition. This is a detailed health assessment containing approximately 60 health and lifestyle questions. The PWP is available online and paper. Health and lifestyle factors measured by PWP Advantage include: • Overall wellness • Heart health
Finger Stick The advantage of using finger-stick technology for a blood profile is that participants walk away with their test results within six minutes of screening. The test results are reviewed by the HealthSource Solutions staff and appropriate educational handouts are provided. We use Cholestech technology which has solid research on its validity and reliability. The most common test we provide is a non-fasting total cholesterol, HDL and glucose. All tests listed above can be done using the finger-stick method.
• Cancer risk
• Diabetes risk
• Osteoporosis risk
• Physical fitness
• Mental health
Home Screening Test Kits
• Safety practices
• Weight-related risks
The home screening test kit is for those employees that cannot attend a scheduled worksite screening event or, perhaps, work in a remote location. Employees will self-collect their blood sample in the convenience of their own home and will mail their sample to our laboratory. The home test kit will include a sample packaging pouch and a prepaid, pre-addressed return envelope.
Recommendations for risk reduction and health enhancement are drawn from established guidelines of the U.S. and Canadian governments and leading health organizations around the world. Results you and your employees can use Participant results are provided to employees in a confidential report with educational messages to help motivate them to make health and lifestyle changes. Your company receives an aggregate report identifying healthrisk areas of your entire employee population. The administrative reporting allows you to determine opportunities for focused wellness programs to improve employees’ health and manage your organization’s health costs.
Cholesterol and HDL are important indicators in the prevention of heart disease. The National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) recommends regular screening for total cholesterol, HDL and glucose. HealthSource is registered to conduct cholesterol testing through the National Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment (CLIA). HealthSource offers the following blood analysis packages: Non-fasting Tests: • Total cholesterol/HDL • Total cholesterol/HDL/glucose Fasting Tests: (These tests require a 12-hour fast)* • Total cholesterol/HDL/LDL/triglycerides • Total cholesterol/HDL/LDL/triglycerides/glucose *For safety reasons, this type of screening should be offered within the first three hours of a shift so participants don’t need to fast for too long.
The employee will receive his or her confidential results within two weeks. The home screening test kit is accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and certified under CLIA.
Regular blood pressure checks are important in the prevention of stroke and cardiovascular disease. HealthSource Solutions uses standardized blood pressure measurements to ensure the most accurate readings.
BODY MASS INDEX (HEIGHT & WEIGHT)
Body Mass Index (BMI) is calculated by measuring height and weight. BMI is used as a screening tool to identify the possibility of weight-related health problems for adults.
HEEL ULTRASOUND BONE DENSITY
Osteoporosis is the leading cause of fractures in older adults. Knowing your risk and choosing practices to nourish good bone health is the best preventive medicine. The heel ultrasound bone density screening alerts participants of their risk for osteoporosis and is performed using the Hologic Sahara Heel Ultrasound Densitometer. Participants receive a handout explaining how to interpret their results and brochures on steps they can take to prevent osteoporosis. Our staffed osteoporosis display accompanies the screening to provide educational information and to help explain test results.
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