Work Place Health and Wellness Screening Program for the Workforce
The outlook for business environment is filled with challenges and uncertainties. To compete effectively in the world of rapid changes, companies have to conserve their most valuable asset: the Workforce.
With the ageing population and escalating trend in medical cost, many companies are now embracing work place preventive health programs to ensure a healthy workforce.
The Need for Screening
Prevention is better than cure because of the prevalence of chronic diseases among Singaporeans which may remain silent till late stages when complications or death occur.
Diabetes, Coronary Heart Disease and Stroke are leading causes of death among working adults in Singapore. Many sufferers are not aware of their conditions since they are silent in the early stages. If detected early, these conditions can be treated, and complications (and even death) can be avoided.
The first line of treatment for high cholesterol, diabetes and high blood pressure is diet changes and not medication. Expensive hospitalization expenses could be avoided with early detection and treatment. Therefore health screening actually reduces man-days lost from sick leave and medical costs from medical treatment and hospitalization and increases productivity in the workplace.
MHC Workplace Health & Wellness Program
MHC’s “wellness at work” program brings workplace health to your doorstep. We work with you to promote health and wellness through the encouragement of lifestyle changes, early prevention, and screening programs.
With MHC, you can conduct a company wide health & lifestyle survey and combine this with a Basic Health Screening program to profile the health of the workforce.
The Basic Health Screening program helps to detect chronic conditions such as Obesity, Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol and Risk Factors for Heart Attacks early. This will translate into long term cost savings of medical expenses.
Each participant will receive a detailed report with color chart to explain the results of the lifestyle survey, risk factor assessment, and blood investigations. The report also contains the Framingham Point score and the estimated 10-year risk for heart attack for each individual. Participants who have opted for other tests will receive a detailed customized report of the laboratory investigations.
Your company will receive a detailed report of the findings of the lifestyle survey, risk factor assessments, and results of each test and investigation. This corporate report serves as a report card of the state of health of the workforce. Your company can make use of the information provided from this corporate profile to plan and monitor the outcome of other workplace health programs such as vaccination and exercise programs for the employees. Confidentiality of the individuals is safeguarded since the identities of the participants are not shown in the corporate profile.
Complete Suite of Workplace Health Promotion Services
MHC offers a wide range of Workplace Health Promotion Services which include:
- Health & Wellness Lifestyle Surveys (Onsite and Web based)
- Risk Stratification Study & Survey (Onsite & Web based)
- Onsite Mass Health Screening for Hypertension, High Cholesterol, Obesity, & Diabetes as well as screening for risk factors of Heart Attacks.
- Onsite Mass Vaccination Programs for Flu, Hepatitis A & B, & Chicken Pox
- Work Place Consultancy– Planning, Implementation & Evaluation
- Exercise (Fitness Assessment & Fitness Initiatives)
- Food (Nutritional Workshop and Canteen Food Analysis)
- Ergonomics (Worksite and Ergonomics Consultancy Services)
- Health Education (Health Talks by Doctors, Nurses and Physiotherapists
Why not embrace work place preventive health programs to ensure a healthy workforce?
Your company can even apply for a Work Place Health Promotion grant from the Health Promotion Board to defray the cost of the work place health promotion initiatives.
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