Are you enrolled in Medicaid? You might have received a “Health Risk Assessment” (HRA) form in the mail. Completing this form might seem like a chore, but it’s a crucial step toward better health.

Understanding Your Health:
The HRA asks about your health history, lifestyle habits, and family medical background. This helps your Medicaid plan create a personalized picture of your health risks.

Benefits of Participating:
Early Detection: By identifying potential health risks, the HRA can help catch problems early when treatment is often easier and more effective.
Preventive Care: Based on your HRA results, your plan might recommend preventive screenings like mammograms or colonoscopies. These can prevent serious illnesses or detect them at a more treatable stage.
Personalized Support: The HRA can connect you with resources and programs to address your specific needs. This could include smoking cessation programs, healthy eating workshops, or mental health support.

What to Expect:
The HRA might ask about:
Medical history: This includes past diagnoses, current medications, and surgeries.
Lifestyle habits: This could include questions about smoking, alcohol use, diet, and exercise.
Family history: Knowing your family’s health risks can help predict your own.

Privacy is Key:
Your answers to the HRA are confidential. They are used only to improve your healthcare and connect you with helpful programs.
Taking Charge of Your Health:
Completing the HRA is a simple way to take control of your health. It’s an opportunity to identify potential risks and get the support you need to stay healthy.

Don’t Delay!
Even if you feel healthy, complete the HRA. It’s a valuable tool to maintain your well-being. If you have questions or lost your HRA form, contact your Medicaid plan for assistance.