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HERO is a national leader in the creation of  Employee Health Management: Research, Education, Policy, Strategy, Leadership and Infrastructure.
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Accolade, Inc.
Affinia Group
American Council of Engineering Companies Life/Health Trust 
American Council on Exercise
American Heart Association
American Psychological Association
American Specialty Health
Aon Hewitt Consulting
BAE Systems Inc.
Barry-Wehmiller Companies, Inc.
Best Doctors
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of MA
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of MN
Boeing Company
Bravo Wellness, LLC
Central Michigan University
Corning Incorporated
Corporate Health Partners 
DTE Energy
Dow Chemical Company
Eastman Chemical Company
Engaged Health Solutions
Ergotron, Inc.
Findley Davies
Gardant Global Inc.
Goldman Sachs
Health to You
HealthSTAT, Inc.
Healthyroads, Inc.
Hennepin County HealthWorks
Hooper Holmes
Howard County Public School System
HUB International
Humana Vitality
INTEGRIS Health, Inc.
Intermountain Healthcare/Selecthealth
Interactive Health
Johnson & Johnson
Kaiser Permanente
Kimberly-Clark Corporation
Life Time Fitness
Lincoln Industries
LL Bean
Lockheed Martin
Lockton Companies
Marsh & McLennan Agency
MasterBrand Cabinets
Mayo Clinic
Medical Mutual of Ohio
MediFit Corporate Services
The MetroHealth System
MHN/Health Net
Michigan State University
National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Security Agency
NextEra Energy
Norton Healthcare
Ohio State University
Onlife Health
Oregon Center for Applied Science
Performance pH
Preventure Inc.
Prudential Financial
Quest Diagnostics
RedBrick Health
Sanofi, US
Schwan Food Company
Shape Up
SeeChange Health Solutions
Spafinder Wellness, Inc.
St. Jospeh Health
State of Nebraska
StayWell Health Management
Target Corporation
Towers Watson
Truven Health Analytics
Tufts Health Plan
Universities Wellness Alliance of Kentucky
University of Alabama
University of Arizona
University of Iowa
University of Michigan
University of Minnesota
US Preventive Medicine
UPMC Health Plan
VAL Health
Vanderbilt University
Virgin Pulse
WebMD Health Services
Wells Fargo
Yale University

Think Tank  

HERO logoBackground – The Think Tank is a small group of employee health management (EHM) experts who interact regularly to exchange ideas, expertise, and recommendations in order to solve problems and react to opportunities.  The intent is to create and disseminate reliable EHM national policy, strategy, leadership, and infrastructure
The Membership The Think Tank is employer driven.  Joining the employers are selected health-benefits consultants, major universities, health care providers/plans, and EHM/disease management providers.  The Think Tank membership is small by design.  A limited number of members is necessary in order to create high levels of candor, confidence, and respect across the entire Think Tank membership.  The end result is an environment where well informed and experienced corporate and provider thought leaders can interact, agree to disagree, then identify areas of consensus that advance the Think Tank mission.  To review the Think Tank members and the individuals who represent these organizations, click on the Members List link. 
Think Tank Operations - The Think Tank facilitates two meetings per year:  A one and one half day meeting in February and a dinner meeting in conjunction with the HERO Forum.  Often, discussion develops along these lines: 1). identification of the most pressing EHM needs and opportunities, 2). determination of specific projects the Think Tank can develop that advance the mission, and 3). prioritization and activation of specific projects.  These efforts are developed through the Think Tank Innovation, Education, Research, and Membership Committees.  Each Think Tank member has the opportunity to serve on one or more of these committees.
HERO Accomplishments - In a little over four years, the Think Tank has developed and successfully launched the following highly recognized projects:

  • The HERO Think Tank

  • The HERO Forum for Employee Health Management Solutions

  • The HERO Best Practice Scorecard in Collaboration with Mercer

All of these projects were created, designed, and operated by the Think Tank members.
HERO Member Benefits - Being a member of the Think Tank is not for everyone.  Membership is for those who want to have a hands-on, major role in the creation and dissemination of national EHM policy, strategy, leadership, and

  • Membership allows your organization and you to be at the epicenter of a dynamic evolutionary process that enhances the sophistication and credibility of EHM.

  • Network with and get to know the Think Tank members who are recognized EHM corporate and provider executives and thought leaders.

  • With any effort, there are leaders and followers.  As a member of the Think Tank you are part of the leadership group that is rapidly moving EHM forward to new levels of acceptance and accountability.

In summary, Think Tank membership is an unusual opportunity for professional development that directly impacts your knowledge and skills as an EHM professional.
think tank meeting photoBecome a Member - For more information on membership, visit the Become a Member page. You may also call 952-835-4257, or email info@the-hero.org
Pictured is the February 2011 Think Tank members meeting.  You are invited to become a Think Tank member and be part of the next meeting. 
We look forward to seeing you there.

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