Employers have three major resources to take a full picture of employeesÂ’ risk and population health, says Dr. David Gregg, chief medical officer for StayWell Health Management. These include health claims data, a Health Risk Assessment and biometric screenings, which show lifestyle risk and how that impacts the body. How to best apply these tools to your workplace depends on your company demographics.

For example, Gregg has found that employees at some manufacturing and production companies become more engaged with their health by learning their biometric numbers, rather than filling out HRA forms. This method resonates with them because they can interact with their numbers and even drive awareness with colleagues with some friendly competition.

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