The Health Enhancement Research Organization (HERO)
HERO began operations on April 1, 1996, as a not-for-profit, 501(c)3 corporation. The initial objective was to create high quality employee health management (EHM) research, especially that dealing with the impact of modifiable health risks on health care costs. To implement this effort, HERO, in collaboration with StayWell Health Management and the Medstat Group (now Thomson Reuters), created the HERO Research Database. The HERO database has been the source for the creation of landmark, frequently referenced peer reviewed and published EHM research. For more information and details on HERO facilitated research, click on the HERO Research link. To view the HERO Board of Directors, click on the Board of Directors link.
HERO Think Tank
In early 2003, HERO made the observation that the acceptance, sophistication, and accountability of EHM was on the increase. This raised the question about the availability of EHM national policy, strategy, leadership, and infrastructure sufficient to support, monitor, and continue the expansion of the industry. To answer this question, HERO devoted over two years to conducting focus groups to examine and define what was required to push the EHM industry to new levels of respect and success. The participants in the focus group meetings were a cross section of the corporate EHM thought leaders, and many of the national provider experts. The findings from this effort indicated that while there were highly effective EHM programs in operation, there was little in the way of a nationally organized effort to create and disseminate the required EHM policy, strategy, leadership, and infrastructure. Based on this, HERO made the decision to fill this void through the development of the HERO Think Tank, which was launched in February, 2006. For more information on the HERO Think Tank, click on the Think Tank link.
HERO Best Practice Scorecard – Version 3.0 in Collaboration with MERCER
We are pleased to announce an exciting
collaboration between HERO and MERCER that will enhance the
art and science of Employee Health Management
(EHM) benchmarking and Best
Practice. Individuals from HERO and MERCER have collaborated to create the new HERO Scorecard Version 3.0 (Scorecard
V3.0). The objective is to elevate the understanding, acceptance,
and accountability of EHM best practice, and establish the HERO
Scorecard V3.0 as the assessment instrument of choice.
HERO Vision Statement
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