Personal Health and Well-being Assessment (PHA) - Your Plan for Health
Personal Health and Well-being Assessment (PHA)
A Personal Health and Well-being Assessment (PHA) (also referred as health risk assessment, health risk appraisal and health assessment) is one of the most widely used screening tools in the field of health promotion and is often the first step in a multi-component health promotion program.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention define a PHA as “a systematic approach to collecting information from individuals that identifies risk factors, provides individualized feedback, and links the person with at least one intervention to promote health, sustain function and/or prevent disease.” Commonly, a PHA incorporates three key elements – an extended questionnaire, a risk calculation or score and some form of feedback.
The PHA, found in your Virgin Pulse portal or Virgin Pulse mobile app is an online self-evaluation of your overall wellness and only takes about 15 minutes to complete. After you take the PHA, Virgin Pulse will tailor specific programs to you and customize your experience based on your goals.
By annually completing the PHA and a biometric screening, enrolled employees can reduce the cost of their medical contributions by $20 per month and enrolled spouse/same-sex domestic partner can earn an additional $10 per month.