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Health to You
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National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Security Agency
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Schwan Food Company
Shape Up
SeeChange Health Solutions
Spafinder Wellness, Inc.
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HERO Press Room
HERO Press Releases
Title Release Date
HERO selects Dr. Rebecca Kelly as First Ever Recipient of the Heart of HERO Award (view press release) 10/1/2014
HERO selects Dee Edington as Recipient of the Mark Dundon Research Award (view press release) 10/1/2014
HERO selects David Hunnicutt as Recipient of the Bill Whitmer Leadership Award (view press release) 10/1/2014
HERO selects James Ramsey as Recipient of the Executive Health Champion Award (view press release) 10/1/2014
Business Leaders, Health Experts Launch "Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Communities (view article) 8/20/2014
HERO Appoints Jessica Grossmeier, PhD, Vice President of Research (view press release) 8/15/2014
HERO Mercer unveil Next Generation HERO Scorecard  (view press release) 7/28/2014
Driving business success and improving population health: Business leaders and health experts join forces to launch "Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Communities" (view press release) 4/30/2014
HERO and Population Health Alliance collaborate on employer guidance for measuring employee health management outcomes (view press release) 3/25/2014
New study finds Correlation between corporate wellness scorecard and health care costs trends (view press release) 3/12/2014
Health Enhancement Research Organization and Care Continuum Alliance announce public comment period for recommended core metrics for employee health management programs  (view press release) 12/6/2013
Consensus Statement Offers Guidance on the Use of Biometric Screenings as a Workplace Wellness Tool (view press release) (more information) 10/22/2013
NCPPA Announces Dr. Donna Shalala as the 100th Signatory of the CEO Pledge at the 2013 HERO Forum (view press release) 9/24/2013
HERO Welcomes 100th Member Company, Achieving Milestone Growth (view press release) 9/11/2013
HERO announces lineup for 2013 HERO Forum (view press release) 9/5/2013
Hank Orme Recipient of Executive Health Champion Award (view press release) 9/4/2013
HERO Selects David Anderson as Recipient of the Bill Whitmer Leadership Award
(view press release
HERO Selects Nico Pronk as Recipient of Mark Dundon Research Award (view press release) 8/29/2013
Workplace health management programs report greater success when spouses are included, new HERO Scorecard report finds (view press release) 2/14/13
Study of 20,000 Workers Shows Different Factors Drive Absenteeism and Job Performance (view press release) 1/7/2013
HERO selects David Anderson and John Harris to receive industry Leadership awards
(view press release)

Leon Gorman Recipient of First-Ever Executive Health Champion Award (view press release)


HERO Announces Retirement of Bill Whitmer  (view press release)

HERO Announces Line Up for 2012 Forum (view press release) 9/18/12
Poor Employee Health Habits Drive Lost Productivity According to Major new Study on Nearly 20,000 American Workers (view press release) 8/6/12
Leading Health Groups Outline Guidance on Outcomes-Based Incentives (view press release) 7/17/12

National Physical Activity Plan Unveils CEO Pledge at HERO Forum (view press release)

Recipients of the HERO Industry Leadership and Research Awards announced.
(view press release)
Care Continuum Alliance, HERO Announce Collaboration to Develop Employee Wellness and Health Management Measures (view press release) 4/26/11
Employee participation in health and wellness programs soars with senior management's commitment (view press release) 3/9/11

Partner Press Releases

The following press releases have been released by HERO preferred providers or members and reference HERO products or services in the content.
Title Release Date Issuing Company
NCPPA Announces Dr. Donna Shalala as the 100th Signatory of the CEO pledge at the 2013 HERO Forum (view the full press release) 9/24/13 NCPPA
Capital BlueCross launches awards program recognizing member employer groups for their worksite wellness initiatives (view full press release) 1/31/12 Capital

Mayo Clinic Completes HERO Best Practice Scorecard Pilot Program (view full press release)

5/4/11 Mayo Clinic
HERO Scorecard reinforces the role of leadership and culture in the success of workplace health management (view full press release) 4/12/11 StayWell Health Management
Capital BlueCross one of four companies nationally selected for employer worksite best practice wellness pilot program  (view full press release)

3/14/11 Capital BlueCross

Other News Items

HERO comments on the EEOC position on the Affordable Care act:The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is in the process of determining their position on the legislation in the Affordable Care Act regarding the use of outcomes based incentives in EHM programs as it affects ADA and GHINA legislation in place now. As part of this process, they have invited comments from the public. You can review the comments submitted by HERO.

Finding Success with Employee Health Incentives An original article by HERO President Jerry Noyce was published by the SHRM online publication. 12/22/2011

HERO's president, Jerry Noyce, appeared on Healthy Business Radio.  Host Steve Cherniak interviewed Jerry on his weekly internet radio show, Good Health Is Good Business.

logoGood Health Is Good Business is a show focused on a healthy workforce as a competitive advantage. Each show brings you experts in the fields of risk reduction, organizational culture, and productivity. The show is hosted by Dr. Rearick and Stephen Cherniak.  Listen to the Broadcast recording at Healthy Business Radio


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