Press Release Highlights a HCFO Study Examining Health Risk Appraisals (HRAs)

Publication Date: 
October 27, 2009

Findings from a HCFO study led by Meredith Rosenthal, Ph.D., associate professor at Harvard School of Public Health, were highlighted in the October 27 Business Wire press release, “Harvard Professors Say Health Assessments Can Positively Influence Some People’s Health Behavior, Especially When Linked to Health Coaching and Other Programs.” Rosenthal and colleagues examined the potential role of HRAs as a tool for managing health care quality and costs in employer-sponsored insurance using health risk assessment (HRA) responses and health care billing data from CIGNA HealthCare.