Health Risk Assessments

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
  • Body Fat Analysis
  • Fasting Blood Work (blood draw with a needle that will assess cholesterol levels, glucose or blood sugar levels, and triglycerides or blood fats)
  • Waist/Hip Ratio
  • Click Here for a list of additional labs offered on the day of your HRA

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.

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!