JHU Benefits Site - Prevention

Prevention

Preventive care–such as regular physical exams and immunizations–can keep you healthy and help you avoid serious illnesses and conditions.

Preventive care is covered under our health plans at little or no cost to you. Find out what the recommended preventive care guidelines are for adults and children.

To learn more, review these sections:

Know Your Numbers

Every day we have numbers running through our heads–computer passwords, online banking, cell phone numbers. The list is endless. But do you know the numbers that are most important to you? Your personal health indicators: blood pressure, cholesterol, blood glucose and body mass index (BMI). These numbers are key indicators for developing a major illness such as heart disease or diabetes. Speak to your health care provider about your personal risk factors.

Click on a flyer below for an overview and to compare your numbers to the normal ranges:


Health Risk Assessment

A Health Risk Assessment (HRA) is an online survey about your current health and lifestyle. Based on your responses to the questions, you receive a personalized Wellness Profile that includes recommendations for improving your health and well-being.

Individual results of the HRA are confidential, and it only takes about 20 minutes to complete. The university will only see HRA data in aggregate in order to plan future programs that meet the health and wellness needs of employees. No one at Johns Hopkins University will ever see your personal information.

The Health Risk Assessment is administered through your JHU-sponsored medical plan. For more information and to take your HRA online, click one of the links below:

  • Carefirst BlueCross BlueShield: www.member.carefirst.com (log into MyAccount, click on Manage My Health tab, select My CareFirst and scroll down Today's Health Tools to Risk Assessment)
  • EHP Classic: www.ehp.org (choose Johns Hopkins University as your employer on the left and scroll down the page until you see the HRA section)
  • Kaiser Permanente: www.kp.org (go to Health & Wellness, click on Programs & Classes and click on Total Health Assessment)
  • Waived JHU Medical: Go to www.realage.com

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