Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the “Wellness Management Boot Camp: How to Select the Best Health Risk Appraisal for Your Organization Conference CD-Rom” report to their offering.

An increasing number of organizations are taking a closer look at the health risks and needs of their employee population, according to a recent study by Hewitt Associates. More than three-quarters (77 percent) of responding companies profiled the chronic health conditions prevalent in their workforce in 2007, compared with just 43 percent in 2006.

Health Risk Appraisals or Assessments (HRA™s) are one of the most important elements, and often the starting point, of an organization™s wellness and health promotion program. Ideally, the HRA is the first step to driving employee behavior change.

But not all HRA™s are the same and many of them will not be a good fit for your organization™s goals. HRA™s have wide variations such as format, size, types of questions, appearance, processing time, content emphasis and cost per employee. Based on these factors, some HRA™s will garner more employee participation than others.

How can you learn what the best HRA is for your corporate environment? And how can you select the best vendor for your HRA needs?

Join the Wellness Program Management Advisor and Robin Foust from Zoe Consulting for Wellness Management Boot Camp: How to Select the Best Health Risk Appraisal for Your Organization , that took place in September 2008.

Includes session recording on CD-ROM with all materials.

Key Topics Covered:- How to determine goals for your organization's HRA- The overall process for evaluating and selecting a vendor- Guidance on what to include in your RFP (including some key questions to ask)- Some differentiating factors of HRA's- How the HRA vendor and tool needs to "fit" your organization- Case Study: A real-life HRA evaluation process- How to get buy-in from your wellness committee- What to expect during HRA contract negotiations- Management techniques for existing HRA vendors- Overall program evaluation checklist compared to best practice standards/reference check form- How to determine when it's time to switch HRA vendors- Question and answer session

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