Summit Health offers extended coaching options for clients whose employees may benefit from more comprehensive on-site coaching. These options can be provided in any combination:
- An additional 15 to 30 minutes of more in-depth coaching
- Introduction of Lifestyle or Disease Management Programs
- Health Risk Assessment (HRA) Administration and Review
In the in-depth coaching model, participants move from the screening station where they receive their results to a coaching station staffed primarily by health educators, registered dietitians (RDs), physicians or other medical professionals trained in health behavior modification. Coaching sessions usually take from 15 to 30 minutes. During this time, coaches discuss participants’ results, their target levels and strategies for reaching them. Coaches also describe wellness and educational resources available to employees either on-site or through their medical health plan.
Clients may wish to extend coaching for participants who have higher than normal results for certain biometric measures such as blood pressure. High blood pressure usually has no symptoms and, therefore, must be checked regularly. During extended coaching, these participants can learn more about hypertension, how it is diagnosed, how it affects the body, controllable risks factors and strategies for preventing high blood pressure. Coaches and participants can take time to plan next steps and outline proper health behaviors for managing high blood pressure.
During extended sessions, coaches describe the wellness and educational resources available to employees either on-site or through their medical health plan or disease management vendor.
Summit Health works with our medical health plan and disease management partners to develop educational sessions, usually held at the conclusion of health screenings, to inform employees of additional programs available to them. Programs can range from on-line health risk assessments (HRAs) to comprehensive disease management programs. In some cases, the Summit Health medical staff will use employees’ health screening and HRA results to determine the programs in which employees are eligible to participate.
Summit Health can administer HRAs and review the results as a component of on-site health screenings. Employees usually complete online HRAs (without biometric measurements) prior to on-site health screenings. Summit Health staff combine these HRA results with employees’ biometric measurements (collected at the on-site health screenings) to create customized results reports. Summit Health staff review the results with employees and answer questions.