HERO Briefs by Paul Terry (January 2017)

Paul’s Five Workplace Health Promotion Predictions for 2017 (and two New Year’s Resolutions) My first prediction for 2017 is such a no-brainer that I’m not going to count it against the five others dispersed throughout this month’s HERO Brief. That is, the pace of change in our field will continue to accelerate. That’s why I’m […]

Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Communities receives website excellence award from 2016 WebAwards

EDINA, Minn. (Jan. 12, 2017) – Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Communities (HWHC), an initiative developed by the Health Enhancement Research Organization (HERO) to foster collaboration between employers and community leaders that improve broad population health, has received the Web Marketing Association’s 2016 WebAward for Non-Profit Standard of Excellence in web development. The website, www.get-hwhc.org, serves as […]

SAGE Publishing names Paul Terry editor in chief of the American Journal of Health Promotion

WACONIA, MN (January 5, 2017) — SAGE Publishing announced today that Paul Terry, Ph.D., has been named editor in chief of the American Journal of Health Promotion (AJPH), a leading scientific periodical for research that advances healthy behaviors and communities domestically and globally. Terry will succeed Michael O’Donnell, Ph.D., who was founder of AJHP and […]

Tracking the Spread and Influence of Best Practices

Authored by Beth Umland, Partner and Director of Research, Health & Benefits, Mercer Beth Umland is Director of Research for Mercer’s Health & Benefits (H&B) business. Beth and her staff oversee all survey research produced by the H&B business, including Mercer’s flagship National Survey of Employer-Sponsored Health Plans. She is also a core member of […]

Proceedings for the 2016 HERO Forum now available.

We fully appreciate the thought-provoking and consciousness raising power of delivering an intensive learning experience such as we just offered September 26th through 29th in Atlanta, Georgia. There were over 500 attendees and their evaluations of HEROForum16 reflected the insights, optimism and enthusiasm typified by health promotion professionals and business leaders investing in health and […]

How Might Positive Psychology Principles Change the Practice of Health Promotion? By Paul Terry

In this month’s Issue of The Health Promotion Practitioner I wrote about the welcomed new influence positive psychology principles can have on our field though I cautioned against over-reliance on any one approach to understanding and predicting behavior change. I noted that Pharrell Williams might have been singing an ode to my hometown of Waconia, […]