Workplace Heart Checks

Our employee heart checks assess the essential risk factors for cardiovascular disease, and give your employees the information and resources they need to reduce their risk and improve their health and productivity.

Why you need them

Heart disease is Australia’s leading cause of death – with 51 Australians dying from it every day.

Help your employees reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease with our personal and confidential assessments. Our Heart Health Checks assess the essential risk factors for cardiovascular disease and give your employees the information and resources they need to reduce their risk and improve their health and productivity.

Heart Checks are designed to provide your staff with a personal and confidential assessment of their current health status and heart disease risk. The test is based on risk factors that increase the chances of developing heart disease, as identified by the National Heart Foundation.

At Healthworks we offer four types of Heart Checks:

Express

Our Express Heart Health Check provides your employees with a personal and confidential assessment of their current health status and heart disease risk.

- Blood pressure
- Resting heart rate
- Blood glucose
- Total cholesterol
- Waist circumference
- Results consultation
- Results booklet

Consultation time: 10 minutes

Standard

Standard Heart Health Check measures employees’ risk factors and then provides education to reduce risk.

- Blood pressure
- Resting heart rate
- Blood glucose
- Total cholesterol
- Waist circumference
- Physical activity
- Diet & nutrition
- Smoking & alcohol consumption
- Emotional health
- Results consultation & lifestyle counselling
- Results Booklet

Consultation time: 15 minutes

Premium

Our Premium Heart Health Check provides your employees with a personal and confidential assessment of their current health status and heart disease risk.

- Blood pressure
- Resting heart rate
- Blood glucose
- Diabetes Risk Score
- Cholesterol including total cholesterol,
HDL cholesterol and TC: HDL ratio
- CVD Absolute Risk Score
- Waist circumference
- Physical activity
- Diet & nutrition
- Smoking & alcohol consumption
- Emotional health
- Body Mass Index (BMI)
- Results consultation & lifestyle counselling
- Results Booklet

Consultation time: 20 minutes

Optimum

Our Optimum Heart Health Check provides your employees with a comprehensive and confidential assessment of their current health status and heart disease risk.

- Blood pressure
- Resting heart rate
- Blood glucose
- Diabetes Risk Score
- Cholesterol including total cholesterol,
HDL cholesterol and TC: HDL ratio
- CVD Absolute Risk Score
- Waist circumference
- Physical activity
- Diet & nutrition
- Smoking & alcohol consumption
- Emotional health
- Body Mass Index (BMI)
- Lung function
- Vision Check including short distance, long distance, colour and macular degeneration
- Results consultation & lifestyle counselling
- Results Booklet

Consultation time: 30 minutes

Does your workplace have healthy hearts?

While providing heart health checks can target most of the modifiable risk factors for heart disease, giving some attention to heart health and providing education on prevention can be an important wake-up call for many high risk employees. Here are a few other ways you can support a heart smart workplace:

Implement a Smoking Cessation Program: Smokers and those who inhale second-hand smoke in the workplace are significantly more likely to develop heart disease. Make your workplace smoke-free and provide information and support to encourage smokers to quit.

Support Healthy Weight Management: Too much body fat, especially around the waist area, not only increases the risk of heart disease, but also some of the other contributing factors such as diabetes, high blood pressure and high blood cholesterol. Support employees in maintaining a healthy weigh by encouraging a healthy diet and providing opportunities for regular exercise.

Provide Education on Healthier Fats: The risk of heart disease can be significantly lowered by reducing saturated fats found in meat, dairy and many pre-made foods, and replacing them with healthier monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats that are found in fresh foods such as avocados, almonds, and cooking oils such as sunflower and olive (heart smart foods and heart smart cooking).

What you get

Our Health Checks program also includes the following extras:

  • Marketing posters/emailers customised for your organisation
  • Program management and online booking system
  • Individual results booklet for every participant
  • A comprehensive Corporate Report*
  • Referral to the employee’s GP if required, plus a follow up with consent to referred employees

*for 15 employees or more

We provide a full-service program, including program management and internal promotion. All checks are delivered by qualified professionals.

Contact our friendly team for more information or to request a quote