HERO Research Agenda CV

HERO Research Agenda CV
Updated November 16, 2017

The HERO Research Agenda focuses on three strategic priorities including culture, sustainability, and performance. HERO members, committees, and workgroups develop and publish industry journal articles, reports, and peer-reviewed journal articles that address these strategic priorities.

Culture

Webb KM, Krick D, CoH Study Committee. A Collaborative Approach to Defining a Culture of HealthAmerican Journal of Health Promotion. 2017;31(6):516-517.

Flynn JP, CoH Study Committee. Culture of Health Within the Workplace: Defining, Understanding the Evidence, and Recognizing the Opportunity to Learn MoreAmerican Journal of Health Promotion. 2017;31(6):518-519.

Webb KM, Wolfe E, Fisher R, CoH Study Committee Values Workgroup. Organizational Case Studies Illustrate Culture of Health Elements. American Journal of Health Promotion. 2017;31(6):519-526.

Lang J, Marzec M, Terry P. The Small Workplace Culture Issue. American Journal of Health Promotion. 2017;31(1):76-88.

Defining a Culture of Health: Key Elements that Influence Employee Health and Well-being. September 2016.

Developing Culture of Health Metrics That Really Matter to Companies and Communities: Final Report. May 2016.

Rahrig Jenkins K. Industry Research Review: Association of Flourishing with Employee Behaviors, Health, and Work-Related Indicators. February 2016.

Saringer C. Industry Research Review: Effect of Work Environment on Using Time at Work to Exercise. October 2015.

Turgiss J. Industry Research Review: Sleep and Organizational Citizenship Behavior. August 2015.

Flynn JP. Industry Research Review: Perceived Workplace Health Support is Important for Understanding Health and Productivity Link. May 2015.

HERO. 7 Tips from Wellness Winners. Employee Benefit News. January 2015.

Noyce J. Building a Culture of Health. Media Planet. March 6, 2015.

Culture of Health Measures: Phase II Report: Identifying Measures. December 2014.

Environmental Scan: Measuring a Culture of Health. June 2014. Available on HERO website.

Aldana SG, Anderson DR, Adams TB, Whitmer RW, Merrill RM, George V, Noyce J. A review of the knowledge base on healthy worksite culture. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2012;54(4):414-419.

Performance

Grossmeier J, Bastable J, Swayze P. Seeking Value: Meaningful Use of Wearables as Part of Employer-Sponsored Health and Well-being Initiatives. American Journal of Health Promotion. 2017;31(3):252-255.

Grossmeier J, Bastable J, Nelkovski L, Swayze P, Tangen T. Promising Practices From Pioneering Employers: Case Studies Demonstrate Effective Use of Wearables as Part of a Broader Health and Well-being Initiative. American Journal of Health Promotion. 2017;31(3):255-258.

Grossmeier J, Barleen NA, Freeman S, Oste HF. Expert Interviews: The Next Frontier in Meaningful Use of Wearables. American Journal of Health Promotion. 2017;31(3):258.

HERO. Wearables in Wellness: Employer Case Studies on Use of Wearable Tracking Devices in Wellness Programs. February 2017. Available on HERO website.

Grossmeier J. 6 Ways Putting Health First Helps Businesses Climb Higher. Future of Business and Tech-Media Planet. September 2016.

Grossmeier J. Linking workplace health promotion best practices and organizational financial performance: Tracking market performance of companies with highest scores on the HERO Scorecard. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2016;58(1):16-23.

Grossmeier J, Bastable J, Noyce J. Wellness Programs Gain Traction with Wearable Devices. Media Planet. September 2015.

Terry P, Palma-Davis L. Why Savvy Employers Invest in Wellness. Media Planet. September 2015.

Grossmeier J, Hudsmith N. Get the Boss on Board for Better Health. Media Planet. September 2015.

Grossmeier J, Hudsmith N. Exploring the Value Proposition for Workforce Health: Business Leader Attitudes About the Role of Health as a Driver of Productivity and Performance. American Journal of Health Promotion. 2015;29(6):TAHP2-TAHP5.

Grossmeier J. The Time is Now: Measuring the Impact of Wellness Programs on Productivity. Alere Health Blog. November 9, 2015.

Bastable J, Grossmeier J. Could Wearables Be the Answer? More Than Half of Employees Using Wearable Devices Stick with their Wellness Programs. Leaders Edge. June 2015:13-14.

Wearables in Wellness: Employer Use of Wearable Tracking Devices in Wellness Programs-Executive Summary. June 2015. Available on HERO website

Wearables in Wellness: Employer Use of Wearable Tracking Devices in Wellness Programs-Full Final Report. June 2015. Available on HERO website

Exploring the Value Proposition for Workforce Health: Business Leader Attitudes about the Role of Health as a Driver of Productivity and Performance-Executive Summary Report with Case Studies. February 2015. Available on HERO website

Exploring the Value Proposition for Workforce Health: Business Leader Attitudes about the Role of Health as a Driver of Productivity and Performance-Full Final Report. February 2015. Available on HERO website.

Noeldner S. Industry Research Review: Helping Employees Internalize the Value of Health is Key to Health and Productivity Outcomes. February 2015. Available on HERO website

Goetzel RZ, Henke RM, Tabrizi M, Pelletier KR, Loeppke R, Ballard DW, Grossmeier J, Anderson DR, Yach D, Kelly RK, McCalister T, Serxner S, Selecky C, Shallenberger LG, Fries JF, Baase C, Isaac F, Crighton KA, Wald P, Shurney D. Do workplace health promotion (wellness) programs work? Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2014; 56(9):927-934.

Goetzel RZ, Pei X, Tabrizi MJ, Henke RM, Kowlessar N, Nelson CF, Metz RD. Ten modifiable health risk factors are linked to more than one-fifth of employer- employee health care spending. Health Affairs. 2012;31(11):2474-2484.

Merrill RM, Aldana SG, Vyhlidal TP, Howe G, Anderson DR, Whitmer RW. The impact of worksite wellness in a small business setting. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2011;53(2):127-131.

Merrill RM, Aldana SG, Pope JE, Anderson DR, Coberley CR, Grossmeier J, Whitmer RW. Self-rated job performance and absenteeism according to employee engagement, health behaviors, and physical health. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2013;55(1):10-18.

Merrill RM, Aldana SG, Pope JE, Anderson DR, Coberley CR, Whitmer RW, HERO Research Study Subcommittee. Presenteeism according to healthy behaviors, physical health, and work environment. Population Health Management. 2012;15(5):293-301.

Merrill RM, Aldana SG, Pope JE, Anderson DR, Coberley CR, Vyhlidal TP, Howe G, Whitmer RW. Evaluation of a best-practice worksite wellness program in a small- employer setting using selected well-being indices. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2011;53(4):448-454.

Sustainability

Pronk NP, Baase C, May J, Terry P, Moseley K. Exploration Into the Business Priorities Related to Corporate Engagement in Community Health Improvement PartnershipsJournal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2017;59(11):1041-1046.

Moseley K, Pronk N. Igniting Employers to Get Involved in Business-Community HealthMEDIAPLANET Future of Business and Tech.

Terry PE, Harrington S, Baxter S. The well-being issue. American Journal of Health Promotion. 2016;30(3):TAHP1-TAHP12.

Pronk N. 3 Ways to Build Healthy Communities and Healthy Employees. Healthcare Consumerism Solutions. November 2015.

Niebuhr S, Grossmeier J. Is It Time for a Broader Approach? Recasting the Value of Employee Health with a Focus on Workforce Capability. American Journal of Health Promotion. 2015;29(6):TAHP6-TAHP9.

Pronk NP, Baase C, Noyce J, Stevens DE. Corporate America and community health: Exploring the business case for investment. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2015;57(5):493-500.

Phase II: Developing the Business Case – World Café Results. Role of Corporate America in Community Health and Wellness. 2014. Available on HERO website.

Environmental Scan: Role of Corporate America in Community Health & Wellness. June 2014. Available on HERO website.

Other Topics

Consensus Papers

ACOEM, ACE, AHA, Bravo Wellness, HERO, HealthFitness, HealthPartners, Healthways, Interactive Health, Johnson & Johnson Services Inc, Optum, Performance pH, Population Health Alliance, StayWell, Truven Health Analytics. Joint consensus statement: A response to proposed Equal Employment Opportunity Commission regulations on employer-sponsored health, safety, and well-being initiatives. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2016;58(3):e103-e110.

Whitsel LP, Benowitz N, Bhatnagar A, Bullen C, Goldstein F, Matthias-Gray L, Grossmeier J, Harris J, Isaac F, Loeppke R, Manley M, Moseley K, Niemiec T, O’Brien V, Palma-Davis L, Pronk N, Pshock J, Stave GM, Terry P. Guidance to employers on integrating e-cigarettes/electronic nicotine delivery systems into tobacco worksite policy. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2015;57(3):334-343.

Whitsel L. Do e-Cigarettes Have a Place at Work? American City Business Journals. May 7, 2015.

Pschock J. EEOC Recommendations and Outcomes-based Incentives. Healthcare Consumerism Solutions. March 2015.

Arena R, Arnett DK, Terry PE, Li S, Isaac F, Mosca L, Braun L, Roach WH Jr, Pate RR, Sanchez E, Carnethon M, Whitsel LP. The role of worksite health screening: a policy statement from the American Heart Association. Circulation. doi: 10.1161/CIR.0000000000000079. July, 2014.

HERO, ACOEM, CCA. Behling,C., Kelly R., Ruppert, J., Whitsel, L., Hudson, M., Terry, P., Goldstein, F., Hudson,W., Hymel, P., Loeppke, R., Biometric health screening for employers: Consensus statement. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2013;55(10):1244-1251.

HERO, ACOEM, ACS, ACSCAN, ADA, AHA. Joint consensus statement: Guidance for a reasonably designed, employer-sponsored wellness program using outcomes-based incentives. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2012;54(7):889-896.

HERO Health and Well-being Best Practices Scorecard in Collaboration with Mercer

HERO Health and Well-being Best Practices Scorecard in Collaboration with Mercer 2016 Progress Report. Available on HERO website.

Grossmeier J. Linking workplace health promotion best practices and organizational financial performance: Tracking market performance of companies with highest scores on the HERO Scorecard. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2016;58(1):16-23.

Goetzel R, Henke RM, Benevent R, Tabrizi M, Kent K, Smith K, Chung RE, Grossmeier J, Mason S, Gold D, Noeldner S, Anderson DR. The predictive validity of the HERO Scorecard in determining future healthcare cost and risk trends. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2014; 56(2):136-144.

HERO EHM Best Practices Scorecard in collaboration with Mercer Annual Report 2014. Available on HERO website

Grossmeier J, Flynn JP, Noeldner SP, Gold D. The Health Enhancement Research Organization (HERO) Scorecard. American Journal of Health Promotion. 2013; 27(5):TAHP4-TAHP5.

HERO EHM Best Practices Scorecard in collaboration with Mercer Annual Report 2012. Available on HERO website.

Measurement Standards

Grossmeier J. From Return on Investment to Value on Investment of Workplace Health Promotion Programs. American Journal of Health Promotion. 2016; 30(7):574-575.

Grossmeier J. Evaluating wellness programs: Measuring the right things. Benefits Magazine. 2015;52(9):38-42.

HERO-PHA Program Measurement and Evaluation Guide: Core Metrics for Employee Health Management-Full Report. 2015. Published on HERO website

HERO-PHA Program Measurement and Evaluation Guide: Core Metrics for Employee Health Management-Executive Summary. 2015. Published on HERO website

HERO-PHA Program Measurement and Evaluation Guide: Core Metrics for Employee Health Management-Overview. 2015. Published on HERO website

Connor M, Framer EM, Umland B, Anderson D, Alexander G, Brennan M, Flynn J, Grossmeier J, Hamlin B, Juster IA, Kaplan GD, Long A, Nelson CF, Palma-Davis L, Palmer R, Srivastava P, Veroff D, Noyce J, Moseley K, Damsker M. Program measurement and evaluation guide: Core metrics for employee health management. American Journal of Health Promotion. 2014; 28(4):TAHP2-TAHP10.

Anderson DR, Carter M, Rahrig Jenkins K, Karjalainen T, Whitmer RW. Toward an employee health management research agenda: What are the research priorities? American Journal of Health Promotion. 2012;26(6):TAHP7-TAHP9.

Health Risks and Health Care Costs

Aldana SG, Whitmer WR, Greenlaw R, Avins AL, Thomas D, Salberg A, Greenwell A, Lipsenthal L, Fellingham GW. Effect of intense lifestyle modification and cardiac rehabilitation on psychosocial cardiovascular disease risk factors and quality of life. Behavior Modification. 2006;30(4):506-525.

Whitmer RW, Pelletier KR, Anderson DR, Baase CM, Frost GJ. A wake-up call for corporate America. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2003;45(9):916-925.

Aldana SG, Whitmer WR, Greenlaw R, Avins AL, Salberg A, Barnhurst M, Fellingham G, Lipsenthal L. Cardiovascular risk reductions associated with aggressive lifestyle modification and cardiac rehabilitation. Heart & Lung. 2003;32(6):374-382.

Wasserman J, Whitmer WR, Bazzarre TL, Kennedy ST, Merrick N, Goetzel RZ, Dunn RL, Ozminkowsky RJ, HERO Research Committee. Gender-specific effects of modifiable health risk factors on coronary heart disease and related expenditures. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2000;42(11):1060-1069.

Leutzinger JA, Ozminkowski RJ, Dunn RL, Goetzel RZ, Richling DE, Stewart M, Whitmer RW. Projecting future medical care costs using four scenarios of lifestyle risk rates. American Journal of Health Promotion. 2000;15(1):35-44.

Anderson D, Whitmer R, Goetzel R, Ozminkowski RJ, Wasserman J, Serxner S, HERO Research Committee. The relationship between modifiable health risks and group-level health care expenditures. American Journal of Health Promotion. 2000;15(1):45-52.

Goetzel RZ, Anderson DR, Whitmer RW, Ozminkowski RJ, Dunn RL, Wasserman J, HERO Research Committee. The relationship between modifiable health risks and health care expenditures. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 1998;40(10):843-854.

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