Biometric Screenings: 3 Reasons Health Education is Crucial
Biometric screenings are a core component of most wellness programs. From a company’s perspective, screenings provide valuable baseline data. But for employees, the experience can be life-changing—especially when you pair screenings with health education.
Here are three reasons to give your employees the gift of biometric screenings with health education at your next screening:
- Screenings offer the perfect teachable moment. Imagine learning for the first time that your blood sugar is elevated. It happens every day at our screenings. Do you need to see a doctor right away? Does this mean you have diabetes? What do you do next? At a moment like this, it’s so important to have an expert available to answer questions and allay fears.
- Our health educators are registered dietitians. As I blogged recently, RDs are clinical experts who can address the most common chronic illnesses with empathy and understanding. They are the perfect health educators.
- Health education is the first step toward prevention. Thirty-five percent of adults in the U.S. have metabolic syndrome, a group of risk factors that can lead to diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Chances are, many of your employees have it and don’t know. The onsite screening is your best chance to reach these individuals before their conditions become costly. Make it count.