EAST GREENWICH, R.I., April 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Workplace well-being leader Provant today announced the expansion of its retail access network for biometric screening and flu vaccination services. With thousands of offsite screening and vaccination locations across the country, employers can provide workers with greater choice and convenience to identify their health risks for preventable diseases and protect themselves against influenza.
Provant's remote services options complement the company's onsite screening programs. The preventive screenings test for risks including cholesterol, glucose and blood pressure, with the goal of educating and alerting employees to potential health conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure, metabolic syndrome and diabetes.
According to survey results, over 79 percent of employees who participated in the company's biometric screenings reported that, following their screening, they were influenced to make positive changes in their lifestyle behaviors. Additionally, 92 percent of employees reported that the biometric screenings were a positive experience.
Based on data gathered from biometric screenings, Provant collaborates with employers to strategize and launch programs customized to the health risks of their workforces.
"Biometric screenings provide employers with accurate insights into the aggregate health of their members. Screenings also offer individuals the opportunity to learn about their personal health risks, and determine if the time is right for lifestyle changes that will positively impact their personal health," said Heather Provino, Provant CEO. "By offering an expanded access network of offsite options to remote workers or onsite employees who find it difficult to attend a screening during work hours, we are enhancing the likelihood for engagement, and ultimately, better health."
That philosophy is the basis for Provant also offering remote flu vaccination services through its access network, providing employers and employees with a convenient approach to immunization. Provant recently welcomed Texas-based H-E-B stores into its access network, increasing its locations to more than 14,000.
Provant' network includes the following national retailers:
Founded in 2001, Provant's vision is to change the health of America, one person at a time. With its network of 13,000+ employees nationwide, Provant touches more than 6,000,000 lives by delivering customized worksite health and well-being strategies and services. Provant is a privately held company headquartered in East Greenwich, Rhode Island.
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