Washington Wellness - Health Assessments

Health Assessment Reports

Washington Wellness compiles Health Assessment Completion rates for state agencies and higher education institutions that have over 50 employees. Summary reports are also published to give a snapshot of rates by month as well as month-by-month comparisons.

See monthly Health Assessment Completion and Summary Reports  

Promote the Health Assessment to employees

When employees take their Health Assessments, it's a win for everyone. Make promoting the completion of the Health Assessment an ongoing focus of your wellness program.

Employees win by getting:

  • Valuable feedback about their health and risk factors for chronic diseases such as diabetes or heart disease.
  • Knowledge about how choices that they make every day can affect your health – now and in the future.
  • Information to make a plan, on their own or with the support of their health care provider, to address your risks and make choices that can improve your health and help you feel better!

Your organization and wellness program wins by getting:

  • A high-level snapshot (no personal information is shared) of the health of your staff - if over 30% or more than 1,000 employees complete the Health Assessment. This includes things like how much physical activity employees get, how much stress they report, and what percentage has gotten preventive screenings.)
  • An opportunity to focus wellness efforts (no matter how large or limited your budget) where they are most needed and to see improvements or declines year to year.  
  • A healthier and more productive workforce!

We all win by putting the brakes on health care spending!

Tell employees

Tell your employees to take your Health Assessment through your health plan at any time in the calendar year. Consider offering smaill incentives for completion - certifcates, raffles, a collective potuck if you reach a certain percentage.

​Health plan ​Health Assessment name ​Website ​Customer service
​Group Health ​Health Profile www.ghc.org ​1-888-901-4636
​Kaiser Permanente ​Total Health Assessment www.kaiserpermanente.org ​1-800-556-7677
Uniform Medical Plan ​General Health Assessment www.myRegence.com ​1-800-762-6004
  

What health issues does the assessment address?

Some of the common topics that the health assessment identifies or addresses include:

What if an employee finds out he or she has health problems?

If an employee has health and/or wellness issues, encourage them to see their doctor and use the "Ask Me 3" approach.

"Ask Me 3" Questions:

  1. What is my main problem?
  2. What do I need to do?
  3. Why is it important for me to do this?

Be sure to:

  • Listen carefully to what your health care provider says. Make sure you understand what you are told about any diagnosis or treatment.
  • Ask questions. If you don't understand something your health care provider says, ask for it to be repeated in a different way.
  • Be honest. If your values, beliefs, fears, or concerns may interfere with a treatment that is suggested, talk with your health care provider about it. Other treatment options may be available.
  • Take an advocate. Have a family member or friend with you during your appointment, if possible. That person can take notes, ask questions to clarify information, and help you remember what your health care provider says.
  • Ask for instructions. Before leaving your health care provider's office, make sure you know what you are supposed to do to care for yourself. Ask for written information or instructions.

​Health assessment testimonials

 
"I think it is really a great idea to have people personally invested in their health and this was a wonderful tool to make it happen. Making them aware of areas for their own personal health will help us all as a society (especially with keeping medical costs low), great idea, great program - keep being innovative in this arena!"
 
"This survey was very beneficial because it gave me some time just to focus on what I am currently doing with health related issues. Thank you for developing the program."