Psychology in the Workplace and its Role in Wellness Programs

While we know that wellness programs are vital to employee performance and overall well-being, we are also coming to realize that perceptions of how wellness is supported by leaders can be equally influential. In a recent Wednesday Webinar with HERO, Dr. David Ballard from the American Psychological Association discussed how organizational support influences health and […]

Deconstructing Organizational Support

Authored by, Tatiana Shnaiden, M.D., Chief Analytics Officer, HealthFitness Tatiana brings over 15 years of experience in health care analytics. Prior to joining HealthFitness she served as vice president of value optimization for ActiveHealth Management, evaluating health management and clinical decision support. She holds a master’s degree in biostatistics from New York Medical College School of […]

Culture of Health Progression at Stryker Instruments

The term “culture of health,” as it relates to the workplace, has been around for some time. However, establishing that culture and driving engagement are persisting challenges. Stryker Instruments, named one of the top companies to work for by Glassdoor for the past three years, has been implementing innovative approaches and measures to establish their […]

HERO Briefs by Jessica Grossmeier (December 2015)

December can be a frenetic time of meeting year-end deadlines, preparing for winter holidays, and planning for the next year. So this month’s briefings seek to integrate balance with busy-ness by highlighting news, events, and resources that “give back” in some way. Read on about health-related movie therapy, February Think Tank plans, the gift of […]

HERO Briefs by Paul Terry (November 2015)

My November briefings share news, events and learnings that epitomize the rapidly changing landscape in workplace health promotion. We have catalogued HERO Forum15 for your continued reference and we urge you to visit HERO’s Facebook page to recall the shenanigans of your friends from around the nation. Teaser alert! These briefs also contain a preview of […]

HERO Member Profile: The Dow Chemical Company

 HERO Member Profile: The Dow Chemical Company For this issue of HERO On Health, we interviewed Cathy Baase, M.D., chief health officer with The Dow Chemical Company. Dr. Baase drives health and wellness efforts for Dow’s 53,000 employees, with direct responsibilities for all occupational health, epidemiology and health promotion staff and programs in all global […]

Life Choices and the Wonders of Advice

Decisions change lives… and the work of health promotion is steeped in the science and art of triggering and supporting choices that make lives better. It’s been said that we make about 35,000 decisions a day. Obviously, we don’t make time to ponder most choices too deeply. Should I go to work today? Should I […]