Recent Studies

HERO Reviews of Industry Research – It’s hard to stay on top of the latest research and even harder to translate some of the more complicated research studies into practical application for health and well-being programs. In 2015, members of the Research Study Subcommittee (RSS) launched a new initiative to help HERO members translate recent research into practice by writing commentaries on recently published industry research. Selected studies align with topics on the HERO Research Agenda

Organizational Financial Performance – This study correlated high scores on the HERO Scorecard with historical company stock performance over a 6-year period.

Corporate America and Community Health – This article summarizes discussions with 54 executive-level leaders representing 47 organization on the strongest elements of the business case for and barriers to employer leadership in community health initiatives.

The Predictive Validity of the HERO Scorecard in Determining Future Health Care Cost and Risk Trends – This study of 33 companies found that higher HERO Scorecard scores were linked to better health care cost trends over a 3-year period.

Biometric Health Screening for Employers Consensus Statement – This article provides employers and other stakeholders with information and guidance to help implement a successful screening program as part of an overall employee health management approach.

Outcomes-Based Incentives:  Joint Consensus Statement – This joint consensus statement is the combined effort of five collaborating organizations, offering guidance to employers on the design and implementation of outcomes-based incentives in their health and well-being programs.

Self-Rated Job Performance and Absenteeism According to Employee Engagement, Health Behaviors, and Physical Health – This study links employee engagement, health behaviors, and physical health with job performance and absenteeism.

Presenteeism According to Health Behaviors, Physical Health, and Work Environment – This study examined the relative influence of the work environment, health behaviors, and physical health on presenteeism (on-the-job productivity loss due to poor health).