August 2014  
In This Issue
Industry Voices
Program Spotlight
Global Column
Forum Column
Committee Report
Research Update
New Members
HERO Happenings
HERO Happenings

2014 HERO Forum 
September 30 - October 2 
San Diego, CA 
Dear HERO Members,

 

 

Welcome to the late summer edition of HERO on Health. We are a member driven organization, with over 200 employees of member organizations involved in our work through committees and other activities. Here's a snapshot of what's happening at HERO and how you can get involved.


 

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 Good Health,

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Industry Voices

The American Heart Association recently published a policy statement in Circulation titled "The Role of Worksite Health Screening." The article, authored by a team of health experts, points to the shift in the nation's health care system to early identification and management of risk factors, particularly for cardiovascular disease. According to the statement, health care delivery must move beyond the clinical setting and join forces with employers, schools, community-based organizations and public health agencies to address the problems of poor health via prevention measures. 
Program Spotlight
HERO Interview with Medical Mutual of Ohio

For this issue of HERO on Health, we interviewed Constance Beutel, manager of health promotion and wellness for Medical Mutual of Ohio to learn more about the health plan's best practice workplace wellness program.


HERO Scorecard
Scorecard V4 Just released: Next Generation HERO Scorecard Version 4.0 

We're happy to announce that the Next Generation HERO Employee Health Management Best Practices Scorecard in Collaboration with Mercerę (HERO Scorecard), Version 4.0 is now available. The Scorecard is a free, online tool that allows employers to evaluate their employee health management efforts and to benchmark their programs and outcomes against companies of similar sizes and industries. 

Global column 

Promoting Global Healthy Workplaces 
 

The Global Healthy Workplace Seminar will be held September 29 in San Diego before the HERO Forum and will introduce Forum participants to the Global Healthy Workplace Awards (GHWA). 

 

 

Forum Column 

 

The 2014 HERO Forum on Employee Health Management Solutions is just around the corner. The 2014 program will take place at the Westin, San Diego, Sept. 30 through Oct. 2. This year's theme, "From Return on Investment to Value on Investment," will be kicked off with a presentation by Seth Serxner, PhD, MPH, chief health officer and senior vice president of population health  at Optum. 
 

 

 

HERO Committees Report



HERO committees are grouped into two categories: standing committees and study committees. The standing committees-Education, Leadership and Research-work on important initiatives throughout each year.
 

Research Update

Jessica Grossmeier joins HERO Staff as Vice President of Research

 

 

As a continuing commitment to the importance of solid evidence-based research to the field of employee health management, we are pleased to announce that Jessica Grossmeier, PhD, MPH, has joined the HERO staff as vice president of research. 

 


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LEADER IN THE CREATION OF EMPLOYEE HEALTH MANAGEMENT: RESEARCH, EDUCATION, POLICY, STRATEGY, & INFRASTRUCTURE. HERO IS A 501(C) 3 CORPORATION.