The Wellness committee was fortunate to have Kelly Small of the provincial government come and talk to us about a new initiative they are running called the Health e-Plan. This online tool is meant to help individuals assess their health, set wellness goals, take steps to achieve those goals, and track their progress. It also provides useful information of services providers nearest to where you live, and ideally, will enable the government to better understand and coordinate services for individuals by region. Below is the synopsis provided in the Health e-Plan brochure. If you’re interested, read further, and consider creating a plan for yourself.
What is Health e-plan?
The Health e-plan is an online interactive tool to help you:
- Better understand your current health and
- Learn ways to improve your health over time
How does it work?
Health e-Plan involves four easy steps:
- Assess your health
- Set goals
- Take action
- Track your progress
The first step is to create your personal health profile by answering questions about your current health status. This includes questions related to your physical condition, lifestyle and family history. Based on established medical guidelines, Health e-Plan will produce a detailed report to help you learn more about how your current habits and lifestyle choices, your family history and other factors may affect your health in the future. The health assessment also helps you set goals for improving your health and provides useful information for making changes.
Customized to your needs
In addition to helping you set goals to help improve your health status, Health e-Plan can help you meet those goals with a customized plan. My Wellness Connections will link you to resources in your community based on where you live and the results of your health assessment.
Rewarding your effort
After completing your health assessment you have an opportunity to participate in our Rewards Program. To participate, you complete an electronic entry ballot. You are then entered into a draw with a chance to win small weekly prizes as well as a grand prize each month. Each time you update your profile, you have another chance to enter and win.
Get started today!
Visit www.manitoba.ca and enter Health e-Plan in the search box at the top of the page.
To set up your personal health profile, you need information such as your waist and hip measurements, blood pressure and cholesterol levels. If you don’t have this information handy, you can still get started. Then, update your profile with the correct information when you have it to ensure more meaningful and accurate results.