Thousands of Victorian workers at risk of chronic disease are set to benefit from new health assessment services to be introduced as part of WorkSafe Victoria ’s WorkHealth program.
Workers found to be at risk for type 2 diabetes or cardiovascular disease during one of these health assessment services will be supported to enrol in a range of free lifestyle programs to improve their health.
Medibank Health Solutions has been appointed by WorkSafe to deliver the new WorkHealth coaching program. WorkHealth Director Pam Anders says at least 66% of workers who come through the checks would be eligible for the service.
“300,000 Victorians have already had a WorkHealth check. The checks are providing a valuable wake-up call for many of these people who go into their check thinking they’re in good health,” she adds.