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 (NCQA).

Our Commitment to Creating Quality Health Risk Assessments

Our Commitment to Creating Quality Health Risk Assessments

All 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, including: 

  • The National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)
  • American Heart Association (AHA)
  • American Cancer Society (ACS)


…and other recognized authorities. Our Health and Research team continually reviews new scientific research and turns those outcomes into evidence-based algorithms and educational content.

Donald R. Hall, DrPH, CHES, founder of Wellsource, appears in 1983 issue of Time Magazine

History of Health Standards at Wellsouce

When the young Don Hall, DrPH, CHES used a 1970s-era computer to calculate health risk factors for his patients, he realized it was a tipping point in health education and preventive care. He realized web-based software helped him reach more people with his message of health. Guided by an entrepreneurial spirit, he launched Wellsource, Inc. and the nation’s first computer-based health risk assessment (HRA).

Today, Wellsource exists to promote healthy lifestyles to all people around the world. Our approach to health will always be grounded in solid science and extend beyond merely identifying risk. Our products create teachable moments that allow us to educate individuals on how to achieve optimal health.

Modeling Health and Lifestyle Behaviors

Wellsource represents these health standards—scientific accuracy, optimal living, and health education—in the marketplace and promotes them to the world through our products. Pursuing optimal health through lifestyle choices is an integral concept in our own corporate culture. It informs our actions to support a healthy environment that encourages employees to identify and achieve their own wellness goals.

Optimal Body, Mind, and Community Well-being

Wellsource products are designed to enhance health and longevity, based on a multi-dimensional concept of health and wellness that includes body, mind, and community. Optimal health occurs when all dimensions of health are developed to their full capacity and are working together harmoniously.

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.