Assessments

Getting your employees engaged from the beginning.

Our program begins with a comprehensive Personal Health Assessment (PHA) in which we assess each employee's cardiovascular health risks and lifestyle risks. Unlike other programs, we integrate the results of each step to get a clear picture of your employee's health, as well as what they are most motivated to improve. Through this process, we get the insight we need to better help each employee.

The PHA consists of three integrated steps:

  1. Questionnaire: Our evidence-based assessment of the employee's lifestyle and behavioral factors that contribute to health risks, as well as the employee's willingness to change their behavior. Using validated screening tools, we are able to identify lifestyle and behavioral health risks to employees.
  2. Biometric Screening: A one-to-one session with a registered nurse to measure values such as total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, triglycerides, blood pressure, blood glucose, BMI, heart rate, height, weight and abdominal girth.
  3. Biometric Health Coaching: A personalized discussion with a wellness nurse about results and health goals, allowing the employee to get tailored recommendations or referrals to lifestyle/condition management coaching programs.

Coaching Programs

Removing barriers to achieve goals.

UR Medicine Employee Wellness coaching programs are offered by a multidisciplinary team of registered nurses, certified wellness coaches, fitness specialists, and nutritionists. Coaching programs are evidenced based and designed to help employees achieve their goals: Lifestyle Management and Condition Management.

Lifestyle Management

Getting healthy means making better choices. Lifestyle coaching programs help employees make lasting lifestyle changes to sustain good health and reduce the risk of developing chronic disease. Participants work with our coaches to identify and establish attainable health goals. Our coaches also help your employee understand and successfully navigate personal barriers to enable lasting lifestyle change.

Lifestyle coaching can help employees make positive changes in many areas:

  • Healthy habits
  • Nutrition
  • Physical activity
  • Risk reduction
  • Sleep
  • Stress reduction
  • Weight loss

Condition Management Program

Condition management is for employees with one or more chronic conditions. Without support and education, it is difficult to properly take care of a condition. With this program, participants receive personal wellness coaching which will give them access to these resources. With the right lifestyle skills, your employees can better manage their conditions and improve their quality of life. When employees feel healthier, they are more engaged in the workplace.

We offer personal wellness coaching for the following chronic conditions:

  • Asthma
  • Diabetes
  • Stroke
  • Heart Failure
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Healthy Weight
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Lower Back Pain
  • High Cholesterol

Rewards & Incentives

Giving employees more reasons to get engaged.

Almost every employee wants to be healthier. But the thought of changing your behavior can be overwhelming. With our program, companies have the option to offer rewards and incentives to encourage employees to begin their wellness journey.

UR Medicine Employee Wellness provides incentive tracking and reporting for employers. We can also help you select the right incentive program for your organization.

Reporting

Improving wellness through strategic insights.

Measuring success is critical. What worked well? What could be improved? With UR Medicine Employee Wellness, you won't have to wonder. Our analytics team measures progress and helps inform future program development and refinements to ensure results continually improve.

Our team of data analysts will help you to optimize results by providing you with actionable insights. We provide your organization with an executive report which includes:

  • Outcomes and analytics
  • Employee satisfaction results
  • Aggregated summary of health and lifestyle risks for your employee population
  • Employee program engagement and completion of wellness programs

All data is aggregated and de-identified to ensure employee privacy.

Personalization

Individualized to every organization. And every employee.

At UR Medicine Employee Wellness, we know that every company is different. That's why we don't take the "one size fits all" approach. Your organization's goals are important to us, and we work with you to design a program that supports them.

We maintain this philosophy when coaching your employees. Each person is different, with different goals and different challenges. Our coaches give employees the freedom to choose how they want to improve their health. When your employees have strategies that are tailored to their needs and aligned with their motivation to change, research shows that they are more likely to make a real commitment to their health.

We also make it easy for employees to take control of their health by providing a personalized online wellness portal.

Through the wellness portal, your employees will have access to:

  • Individualized wellness summary of results with lifestyle recommendations
  • Instant and trended viewing of biometric screening results
  • Targeted articles and educational content
  • Interactive online educational modules
  • Recommendations for programs offered by employer

Integration

Integrated care is the best care.

Your employees' health is our top priority. This includes ensuring they are engaged with their primary care physicians. We support the PCP and patient relationship by including providers in the employee's wellness journey.

With the employee's consent, we will share wellness data with his/her primary care provider. This data includes biometric screening results, as well as condition management enrollment and completion updates. Cross referrals allow PCP referral into programs for eligible employees.

To make it even easier for employees to participate in our programs, we partner with payers. UR Medicine is a preferred provider for Excellus Health Plan, the largest insurer in the area. For eligible employers, we offer full coverage of our health assessments and condition management programs for employees on the health plan.

  • Outcomes and analytics
  • Employee satisfaction results
  • Aggregated summary of health and lifestyle risks for your employee population
  • Employee program engagement and completion of wellness programs

All data is aggregated and de-identified to ensure employee privacy.

Engagement

Higher levels of engagement mean better health outcomes.

Having a wellness program is not enough. If your employees aren't engaged, change won't happen. That's why engagement isn't something we take lightly.

An organization's commitment to employee health is an important factor in strong employee participation. For our part, we build on that commitment by using demonstrated engagement strategies.

  • From the first step, our program gets employees engaged. The personal coaching session offered to your employees at the time of biometric screening has shown to increase enrollment in wellness programs.
  • Targeted and general communication materials are provided to promote program awareness, using media that is appropriate for your organization.
  • Personal Wellness Portal for each employee will provide customized program recommendations with enrollment options. In addition, the portal enables target e-mail outreach for recommended wellness coaching program(s).