Welcome to our district wellness council site. Our mission is to promote healthy behaviors and lifestyle choice through on-going education and to empower students and staff to take responsibility for their own health. On this site you can find tips for healthy habits, recipes, and other ideas to better the wellness of your life. Use the Important Links section to help you find the specific information you are looking for, whether it's the Staff Wellness Challenge, healthy recipes, or parent tips. Let's work together to promote wellness among our staff, students and community!
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When people understand how family health history and personal lifestyle choices affect their overall health and well being, they can start making changes. Being educated and empowered are the first steps toward managing health and it's associated costs.
What is a health risk profile? A health risk profile is a series of questions and basic medical tests, which can help determine a person's risk for developing certain diseases or conditions. The questions cover a broad range of topics including smoking, exercise, nutrition, sleep habits, stress, and other gender-specific health topics. Sometimes a health risk profile is disease specific. For example, a health risk profile might determine the risk of someone developing heart disease, cancer or diabetes. At other times, a population of people may voluntarily be profiled to evaluate the risks of certain diseases specific to that population.
An overall health risk profile is often used during a regular physical. It can help physicians direct the course of treatment or give counseling about behaviors or activities that may put people at risk for developing certain kinds of conditions. Smokers may be counseled to lose weight. People with a high Body Mass Index (BMI) may be counseled to lose weight. Behaviors are assessed.
Goals of a Health Risk Profile include:
Generally, the more specific a health risk profile is, the more likely it will identify risk factors for conditions. A cardiac health risk profile is much more specific to determining risk factors for cardiac disease than is a more general health risk profile.
Here is what might be included in a health risk profile: