Health Risk Assessments

Health Risk Assessment Registration

Registration closes March 11th for the 2016 Health Risk Assessments (HRA). Registration is now fully online and easier than ever! Watch the video or follow these easy step-by-step directions (PDF) to help you sign up through Cox Health Express.

Defining Health Risk Assessment

An HRA, or a Health Risk Assessment, is a tool that looks at a person's behaviors and health history in order to determine individual health. The tool evaluates not only specific measurements, but also measures health habits that can include:
  • Attitudes
  • Emotional Health
  • Environmental Safety
  • Fitness
  • Nutrition
  • Personal Habits
  • Responsibilities
  • Social Support
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
HRAs are personal and confidential, and because they contain personal health information, they are subject to the HIPAA Privacy laws. Participation in a HRA is completely voluntary and is not required of any employee.

2 Part Assessment

The HRA will consist of 2 parts. A questionnaire and a physical screening which will include the following:
  • Blood pressure (blood pressure cuff)
  • Body Fat Percentage (measurement with hand held device)
  • Body Mass Index (BMI) (a reading from your height and weight)
  • Fasting Blood Work (blood draw with a needle that will assess cholesterol levels, glucose or blood sugar levels, and triglycerides or blood fats)
  • Height (measurement with tape measure)
  • Waist Circumference (measurement with tape measure)
  • Weight (measurement with scale)

Importance of Health Risk Assessment

An HRA can increase a person's knowledge of their own health and provide them with a baseline of information to make informed decisions regarding their health. They are a benefit to City of Springfield employees as they are offered free of charge to the employee which saves costs incurred by visiting a physician for the same services. Additionally, the HRA will provide a snapshot of individual health information along with resources and tools to create a personal health plan.

Parks Family Center, Zoo Memberships, & inBalance 20% Discount Card

In order to establish eligibility or maintain current eligibility for a Parks Family Center Membership, Zoo FOZ Membership, or inBalance 20% Discount Card you must first complete 1 of the following each year:
  1. Participate in an annual HRA (provided free through inBalance).
  2. Submit a completed annual physical examination verification form (PDF).
To begin a new membership or maintain your current one, you must meet one of the criteria above and then submit a Parks Yearly Membership request on CityShare.  inBalance will review and then Approve/Deny your request based on if you have met the eligibility requirements. 

We are proud to offer this great benefit to our employees. Keep an eye out for other great programs and services provided by inBalance in the future. Look for announcements on this website, by email, and on flyers posted in your department about monthly programs, classes, special topic presentations and other opportunities. Remember to always strive to stay inBalance!