Wellsource Product Health Standards

Evidence-based algorithms grounded in solid science

Brittany U. Carter, DHSc, MPH, Director of Health & Research

NCQA Certified: Wellsource is a certified vendor with the National Committee for Quality Assurance

Evidence-based recommendations based on reputable sources​

Wellsource products are based on sound scientific research published in peer-reviewed literature, as well as recommendations made by the best health and medical organizations available. Why? Because providing a best-in-class solutions based on industry best practices and evidence-based research is a critical part of delivering on our mission to improve health outcomes for the populations our clients serve. 

The Wellsource approach to health will always be grounded in solid science, drawing from sources such as:

  • U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Evidence-based Clinical Preventive Services Recommendations

  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans 

  • Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Dietary Guidelines for Americans 

  • American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association High Blood Pressure Guidelines 

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Immunization Schedules 

A History of Excellence

Wellsource HRAs has been used in over 85 research products—from evaluating the effectiveness of health programs to determining health risks of an employee to predicting chronic disease in a community. 

 Below is a list of journal articles featuring Wellsource solutions from the last 10 years. 

CollaboratorsLinkYearProjectDesign
University of Colorado  Link2021 Development and validation of a diabetes risk score among two populations Validation study 
John Hopkins University Link2021 A patient decision aid for prescribing pain medication: Results from a pilot test in two emergency departments. Randomized controlled trial 
King Abdullah International Medical Research Center Link2021 Cardiovascular disease risk assessment among female residents at the National Guard residential city, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Cross-sectional study 
University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Link2021 Participatory survey design of a workforce health needs assessment for correctional supervisors Survey design 
Sandia National Laboratories Link2020 Development of Employee Health Services Scorecards and Dashboards for Sandia National Laboratories Cross-sectional study 
King Abdullah International Medical Research Center Link2020 Lifestyle Intervention for Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Randomized controlled trial 
University of Colorado Link2019 Health Risk Calculator: An online, interactive tool to estimate how health impacts workers’ compensation claim incidence and cost Validation study 
John Hopkins University Link2019 Using m-health tools to reduce the misuse of opioid pain relievers Randomized controlled trial 
Arizona State University Link2019 Health and Wellness Coaching Implemented by Trainees: Impact in Worksite Wellness Randomized controlled trial 
Hofstra University PDF2018 Physical activity, physical fitness and perceived fitness and exercise behaviors in firefighters Cross-sectional study 
University of Colorado Link2018 The Impact of Worksite Wellness Programs by Size of Business: A 3-Year Longitudinal Study of Participation, Health Benefits, Absenteeism, and Presenteeism Prospective observational study 
Loma Linda University Link2018 The effect of dairy intake with caloric restriction on bone mineral density and lipids in overweight/obese post-menopausal women Randomized controlled trial 
University of Colorado PDF2017 Health risk factors as predictors of workers’ compensation claim occurrence and cost Predictive modeling 
Miami University PDF2017 Lay health coaching associated with improvements in abdominal circumference and reported psychosocial benefits in low-income African-American women: A pilot study Controlled trial 
University of Connecticut Link2017 Psychological health behavior, and bodyweight (PBBW) model: an evaluation of predictors of health behaviors and body mass index (BMI) Predictive modeling 
University of California Riverside Link2017 Doing well by making well: the impact of corporate wellness programs on employee productivity Controlled trial 
Arkansas State University Link2017 Healthy Ager Service Learning Project: Emergent Themes on Interprofessional Healthcare Team Experience Cross-sectional study 
Middle Tennessee State University Link2016 Predicting college students' food intake quality with dimensions of executive functioning Cross-sectional study 
University of Connecticut PDF2016 Effects of daily calcium supplementation on adiposity plasma leptin and glucose in obese postmenopausal women Randomized controlled trial 
Clemson University PDF2016 Activating Patients for Sustained Chronic Disease Self-Management: Thinking Beyond Clinical Outcomes Randomized controlled trial 
Vanderbilt University Link2016 Modifiable Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors: 10-Year Health Outcomes From a Health Promotion Program Prospective observational study 
James Cook University PDF2015 Influence of regular exercise on body fat and eating patterns of patients with intermittent claudication Controlled trial 
Clemson University Link2015 Improving Hypertension Self-Management With Community Health Coaches Prospective observational study 
Brigham Young University Link2015 An evaluation of a comprehensive, incentivized worksite health promotion program with a health coaching component Retrospective cohort study 

Social Determinants of Health & HRA Data

Wellsource analyzed health risk assessment data from more than 24,000 individuals covered by Medicaid to see the influence common social determinants of health measurements might have on overall population health.