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The Jerry Noyce Executive Health Champion Award

The Health Enhancement Research Organization (HERO) has identified the role of executive leadership as vital to successful Employee Health Management (EHM.) In an effort to nurture this growing industry practice, HERO wishes to recognize executives that have directly impacted the health of their organization and positively influenced the corporate culture.

This award will be presented to a person of senior leadership status, (e.g., CEO, CFO, VP) who has made an outstanding contribution towards the advancement of EHM within their company. When determining a qualified candidate you should be able to positively respond to this question, "Has this individual been largely responsible for making our program the success it is today?"

Award Criteria

Inspires and initiates the advancement of EHM by focusing on the achievement of the organization’s health goals.

  • Inspires and initiates the advancement of EHM by focusing on the achievement of the organization’s health goals.

  • Utilizes EHM as an overall business strategy that contributes to creating a culture of health and the success of the organization.

  • Demonstrates a commitment to the health improvement of others by visibly supporting programs and projects.

  • Creates environments that have produced meaningful outcomes for the organizations in which they held a leadership role.

  • "Walks the Talk” and is actively seeking a high level of health within their personal life.

Specific Areas Used to Measure Each Candidate

Please provide complete responses to each of the criteria listed. Candidates will be judged based on these responses. Providing curriculum vitae and other supporting documentation is helpful and encouraged, but not a substitute for responding to the following criteria.

  • Demonstrate how this leader has influenced executives to lead a similar wellness charge at his or her organization, other organizations or the community in which they serve.

  • Provide specific examples of how this leader has been a visible leader for the organization.

  • Show that the organization has measurable outcomes demonstrating overall health improvement. Data sources can include validated instruments for measuring organizational health as well as ROI or other data collected during an evaluation phase.

  • The variety of program/projects the candidate has been involved with over his or her career. Please include paid as well as volunteer positions, the dates of service, a description of the organization/committee or subcommittee and the contributions provided by the candidate.

  • Other awards and/or recognition for achievement and excellence in the field of EHM

Applications should include relevant written testimonials. The Awards Committee requires a minimum of one recommendation and will review up to three recommendations. Written testimonials should be approximately one page in length. Applicants must be nominated by a peer. Submit the completed nomination to:

Electronically to: marlene.abels@hero-health.org
FAX to: 952-831-0848
Mail to:

7400 Metro Parkway
Suite 270
Edina, MN 55439

Submissions  should be post-marked by July 31, 2014

Finalists will be contacted for additional information.

The following information is helpful but not required. Describe factors perceived as unique or outstanding. These may include business, environmental, geographical or other factors that may influence the design, delivery or measurement. Summary of program achievements (may include professionally published or peer reviewed articles, awards, outstanding results, or local influence/recognition). You are also encourage to submit the nominee’s vitae.

Honorees receive complimentary airfare, hotel accommodations and Forum registration fee for themselves to the HERO Forum. 

Important Dates

July 31, 2014 Deadline for awards submissions
August 5, 2014 Awardees selected and notified
September 30, 2014 Awards presentation at the HERO Forum

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