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The Bill Whitmer Leadership Award

The Bill Whitmer Leadership Award is shaped by and honors the decades of hard work and vision in the field of employee health management (EHM) by Bill Whitmer. As the co-founder and former CEO of HERO, the Health Enhancement Research Organization, Bill (and HERO) issued a loud Wake Up Call for Corporate America that our nation was in the midst of a perfect storm of poor health, an aging population and rising health care costs. Bill spent years bringing together leaders in the EHM industry – employers, researchers, providers, payors and consultants – and insisting that together, we represented a powerful force with the ability to positively impact the health of our nation. Today, HERO’s membership, and its voice and power as an agent for change have more than doubled.

 Award Criteria

The individual who receives The Bill Whitmer Leadership Award must have demonstrated sustained leadership in enhancing the practice of EHM. Applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated leadership in enhancing the acceptance, effectiveness and accountability in the EHM or a comparable field.
      

  • Held leadership position(s)* in EHM or at organizations that have met the criteria for a healthy workplace* (as defined by one of the benchmarking tools recognized by HERO).
      

  • Affiliated with an organization that has facilitated measurable improvements in health and/or behavior change at the worksite.

Specific Areas Used to Measure Each Candidate:

  • The various leadership position(s)* held in the field of EHM. Please include paid as well as volunteer positions, dates of service, a description of the organization/committee or subcommittee and the responsibilities of the leadership position(s).

  • The relevance and impact of the work conducted as a member and/or leader of an organization contributing to the advancement of EHM. Please include any successes and/or outcomes that can be linked to the leadership provided by the candidate.

  • Other awards and recognition for achievement, excellence and leadership in the field of EHM.

  • The overall body of work contributed during the candidate’s career, to include (but not limited to) written and oral presentations delivered.

  • For consideration by the Awards Committee, please provide the title of any books, book chapters, op-ed articles, paid or unpaid presentations and the dates published or presented and the publisher or the forum for the oral presentation.

* See the Definition page for definitions of terms.

Submission Instructions

Submit the completed nomination form to:

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

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

About Bill Whitmer

As the co-founder and former CEO of HERO, the Health Enhancement Research Organization, Bill (and HERO) issued a loud Wake Up Call for America that our nation was in the midst of a perfect storm of poor health, an aging population and rising health care costs. Bill spent years bringing together leaders in the EHM industry: employers, researchers, providers, payors and consultants and insisting that together, we represented a powerful force with the ability to positively impact the health of our nation. Today, HERO’s membership, and its voice and power as an agent for change have more than doubled.

 

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