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Personal Health Assessment

Completing the Personal Health Assessment (PHA) gives you insight into your health and well-being through a confidential and validated health survey that asks about health behaviors, mental well-being, feelings of belonging, and support for well-being in the workplace.

Once you take the 10-minute survey you will receive a report tailored to your health and well-being that provides tips for creating and sustaining healthy habits.

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Benefits of completing the PHA

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PHA Benefits for YOU

Why the PHA Matters to Leaders

Frequently Asked Questions About the PHA

UI faculty and staff in 50% or greater, regular positions are eligible to take the PHA. Spouses, dependents, and retirees are not eligible to participate in liveWELL Programs at this time.

Limited UI Wellness Staff have access to client and user information. Please review our privacy practice notice. Your personalized feedback report and individual responses are intended only to help you if you are interested in engaging with the resources and tools provided. 

For participation in the Personal Health Assessment, information will be stored on a secure system that resides with our third party vendor, Pro-Change Behavior Solutions. We (UI Wellness/liveWELL) do report information in aggregate format only for the purpose of sharing population health trends over time, identifying key areas of focus, and sharing progress. This is important to us so that we understand the needs of the UI population and focus our resources accordingly. 

Individual health information will not be reviewed with you or others without your specific consent. 

  1. SUPPORT THE INDIVIDUAL - We want to connect you, an employee of the University of Iowa, with many resources to support your personal health and well-being. A feedback report will highlight resources and research-based suggestions that may help you now or in the future. The feedback report is not intended to tell you what to do, but rather to offer potentially beneficial suggestions for ways to improve your well-being. We understand and respect that health behaviors are complex, personal, and your choice. 

  1. HEALTHY WORKPLACE CULTURE - To provide a healthy workplace, the University of Iowa monitors trends in population health behaviors and attitudes over time so that we know how to best support our employees. Your participation helps inform a larger strategy around employee well-being. 

No. Your participation in the Personal Health Assessment and any other wellness programs is completely voluntary and you will not see any changes to your health insurance premiums. 

The university’s health plans are considered self-insured, which means the university is responsible for the costs of the claims incurred. We hope that one benefit of liveWELL programs is a reduction in health care claims from health plan participants, and a measurable savings to the university health plans. Information is not shared with Wellmark. Limited UI Wellness staff will have administrative access to individual and aggregate information. 

You may take your Personal Health Assessment every 90 days. Meanwhile, you can review your feedback from your last Quality Health Survey by clicking on "Feedback Report" from the PHA page accessed through Employee Self Service

You can determine the last time you took the PHA by logging in to Employee Self-Service and clicking the Personal Health Assessment link. Click "Continue to the PHA and Recharge+." Here you'll see the date of your last PHA and when you are eligible to take it again. 

The feedback report you receive identifies resources that you can contact directly. You can contact liveWELL at any time with questions about your report or our services. 

With your consent, the information from the Personal Health Assessment and any referrals to a Health Coach or other liveWELL programs can be shared directly with your health care provider. These programs are designed to work collaboratively with your health care provider and offer you resources that may be beneficial to your health. However, no communication will occur without your written consent.