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The HERO Learning Series provides industry professionals with educational opportunities to enhance their performance in the workplace.

The Association of Employee Engagement at Work With Health Risks and Presenteeism

Original air date: November 15, 2017

Guest Panelists:


Wayne N. Burton, MD


Alyssa B. Schultz, PhD


Research clearly demonstrates a link between employee engagement in their work and business outcomes that leaders care about; and many employers are keenly interested in strategies to increase levels of engagement.

An emerging question for the wellness profession is how employee engagement is linked to health and how to leverage such data to support a broader value proposition for wellness initiatives.

Join us as Drs. Wayne Burton and Alyssa Schultz share their recently published research study that examines the relationships between health, engagement, and presenteeism and discuss the practical implications of their findings.

 

Wayne N. Burton, MD was the Corporate Medical Director for American Express from 2009 to 2017. Previously he was the Corporate Medical Director for JPMorgan Chase and its legacy banks from 1982 to 2009. He graduated from the University of California at Santa Barbara and attended the University of Oregon Medical School. He completed his residency in internal medicine and was chief medical resident at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, the Institute of Medicine of Chicago and the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

Since 1978, Dr. Burton has been an associate professor of clinical medicine at Northwestern University Medical School. He is also an adjunct professor of Environmental & Occupational Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is on the editorial boards of Population Health Management and the Journal of Health and Productivity and has authored or co-authored almost 100 articles on various aspects of employee health and productivity, pharmacoeconomics and disease management.

Alyssa B. Schultz, PhD has more than twenty years of experience researching various aspects of employee health and economic outcomes such as absenteeism, health care costs and on-the-job productivity loss. Her work has been focused on the relationship between health and health behaviors on a variety of outcome measures related to vitality, productivity, and cost. Her academic background includes degrees in exercise physiology, kinesiology, and health promotion. This combination of experience and interest has served her well when analyzing the impact of health promotion initiatives at a variety of organizations during her tenure at the University of Michigan Health Management Research Center in Ann Arbor, MI. She has been the recipient of several awards including excellence in publishing, a graduate fellowship award and a presidential scholarship.

Building a Culture of Emotional Health: AMEX’s Healthy Minds Campaign

Original air date: November 1, 2017

Guest Panelists:

Dr. Charles Lattarulo

Dr. Charles Lattarulo



How do you motivate people to change their behavior to achieve emotional wellness and why is it so important to an organization?

Join HERO CEO Paul Terry as he welcomes Dr. Charles Lattarulo, one of the most highly rated speakers at our recent HEROForum17, to discuss emotional wellness in the workplace. You will learn how the emotional well-being effort at American Express starts with meaningful input from leadership and an ongoing commitment to promote behavioral health and emotional well-being, not only internally, but also among its Business Partners.

Dr. Lattarulo will describe how American Express built and executed its Healthy Minds program to decrease mental health stigma and increase the dialogue on behavioral health in the workplace. The company expanded its EAP by adding onsite face-to-face counseling and integrating physical, mental, and financial well-being initiatives company-wide. A major component of AMEX’s culture change strategy is to enhance communication about mental health to increase awareness of these issues. For example, the “One in Four” campaign, featuring actress Glenn Close, highlighted the prevalence of mental health conditions. Other behavior change programs include cognitive behavior therapy webinars and a meditation program.

As always, we will poll our webinar audience to learn about your views and give you the chance to engage with one of HERO’s most popular expert presenters.

 

Charles Lattarulo, PhD, is the creator and Global Director of the Healthy Minds Program for American Express. Dr. Lattarulo’s diverse role includes managing the company’s global mental health strategy, onsite EAP counselors, US and global EAP vendor relationships, and behavioral health absence management. He also creates and ensures the viability of the company’s behavioral health programs and works to provide ad-hoc expertise across the organization. Prior to his role at American Express, Dr. Lattarulo served as Director of Behavioral Health at a home care agency, Clinical Director of an international employee assistance program, and Director of Training and Clinical Instructor at a major metropolitan hospital. His vast expertise includes corporate behavioral health, anxiety and stress, bereavement, and substance abuse issues.

Making Healthy Eating Policy Practice

Original air date: September 26, 2017

Guest Panelists:

Michael W Beets

Michael W. Beets, MEd, MPH, PhD

R Glenn Weaver

R. Glenn Weaver, PhD


What Can Workplace Health Promoters Learn from Food Policy and Practices in Schools?

If “building a culture of health” is to become more than a bromide in workplace health promotion, examples of policies that transform a culture and become commonly accepted are essential.  Research into the health benefits of food policy changes in schools offers some of the most compelling evidence that cultures can be changed in real life systems. But schools are systems where paternalism and choice architecture is commonly accepted, some would say even expected. Can what we’ve learned from school-based food policy be applied at workplaces where libertarianism and paternalism sometimes coexist but other times cause conflict?  To examine such questions, we have invited an encore webinar presentation from authors of one of the American Journal of Health Promotion’s Papers of the Year from 2016. Our guests Dr. Michael Beets and Dr. Glenn Weaver led a randomized controlled trial on how changes in food quality and costs affected food consumption. They will summarize their findings and offer us an update on their latest studies.  Dr. Beets refers to himself as a “public health commonsense’ist” working to harness “real life” systems and help shape the direction of the field of public health interventions targeting childhood obesity.  Dr. Weaver conducts research in schools and out of school time programs to address unhealthy weight gain in youth. As always, we will leave plenty of time for your questions and poll you on your views about whether school-based food policies have takeaway lessons ready for primetime in worksite settings.

Workplace Performance Committee Guest Presentation

Original air date: August 17, 2017

Guest Panelists:

Mark Poindexter, Shell Oil

Mark Poindexter, Shell Oil

Krystal Sexton, Shell Oil

Krystal Sexton, Shell Oil


Shell’s Human Performance and Care (HP&C) initiative places an intentional lens of care on all its programs aimed at improving human performance. Covering physical, psychological, and emotional well-being, HP&C contains a number of programs, initiatives, and tool kits to help teams and individuals perform at their best. In this talk, two programs, Resilience and Care for People, will be highlighted, along with their impacts on engagement and safety throughout Shell.

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Building Cultures of Resilience, One Manager at a Time

Original air date: August 10, 2017

Guest Panelists:

Sara Johnson

Dr. Sara Johnson, Pro-Change Behavior Systems

Megan Hammes

Megan Hammes, Director for University of Iowa


  • The University of Iowa Story – How “Building Resilience at UIowa” is a health and well-being initiative that is weaving its way into larger University strategies
  • Managers as Multipliers – Data from “Manager on the Move” program and case-building for how managers are a critical component in a culture that supports well-being
  • Program Sustainability – Sharing outcomes with leadership, fostering an environment where manager supported efforts can be offered

 

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Awakening Compassion at Work: New Avenues for Linking Well-Being and Performance

Original air date: July 20, 2017

Guest Panelists:

Monica Worline

Monica Worline, PhD



Addressing and alleviating suffering doesn’t rise to the top of most resilience initiatives, leadership training programs, or organizational development initiatives, and yet the evidence is growing that it should! Compassion is an overlooked, undervalued aspect of today’s workplaces. This webinar will introduce you to the new science of compassion and marshal evidence from two decades of research, much of it based in real organizations, to show you how to open up new avenues that link human well-being at work with organizational innovation, collaboration, service quality, care delivery, adaptability to change, and retention of talented people. Incorporating yet going beyond interpersonal skills, Monica Worline will share four keys to awakening compassion in your organizations at the systems level. You’ll take away inspiring and practical ideas for organizational change that highlight steps anyone can take – no matter their role – to alleviate suffering and awaken compassion.

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A Randomized Trial of Social Comparison Feedback and Financial Incentives to Increase Physical Activity

Original air date: July 12, 2017

Guest Panelists:

Dr. Mitesh Patel, MD, MBA, MS

Dr. Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD

HERO and the American Journal of Health Promotion are delighted to host Drs. Mitesh Patel and Kevin Volpp, leaders in the Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics (CHIBE).  The Center conducts behavioral economics research aimed at reducing the disease burden from major U.S. public health problems. Volpp and Patel are two of the most prolific researchers in the nation when it comes to examining the effectiveness of workplace and health systems based financial incentives. Originally founded within the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, the CHIBE mission is to inform health policy, improve health care delivery and increase healthy behavior.  This webinar was hosted by Dr. Paul Terry. Our expert panel will summarize their current research and allow ample time for participant questions. We also react to your opinions from our webinar polls relating to the use of incentives and discuss the effectiveness of other of your engagement strategies.

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Employee Wellness Provisions, Privacy and Protections: Keeping up with the EEOC/ADA Rules

Original air date: June 27, 2017

Guest Panelists:

Jim Pshock

Jim Pshock, Bravo Wellness

Barbar Zabawa

Barbara Zabawa, Center for Health and Wellness Law


Though there has yet been a replacement for the Affordable Care Act that Congress would pass, there have been many indications concerning what is and is not likely to change. Join our panel to learn about current trends in the use of incentives and how they fit in an employer’s overall engagement strategy. One of the most telling indicators that changes to wellness provisions will be closely scrutinized has been surrounding the “Preserving Employee Wellness Programs Act” (H.R. 1313). Our panel will review how the bill recognizes employee protections that are already in place and includes specific language relating to non-discrimination based on illness.

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Advancing Well-being Through a Model for Professional Fulfillment

Original air date: June 8, 2017

Guest Panelists:

Patty Purpur de Vries, MS

Patty Purpur de Vries, MS



Employee stress is a significant concern for employers and is especially critical in health care settings. Many employers have responded by offering employee stress management programs or launching resiliency initiatives which focus predominantly on individualistic approaches. Stanford Medicine identified drivers of burnout in their employees, and leveraged the data to demonstrate business impacts as well as inform development of an initiative to address the issue. Stanford’s model of professional fulfillment integrates individualistic and systemic approaches to building a culture of wellness, efficiency of practice, and personal resilience. Patty will share how they developed the conceptual framework and describe some of the specific initiatives Stanford is using to address physician burnout. We will poll for your reaction to the conceptual framework and discuss how the model can be applied to other industry sectors.

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What Human Capital Measures Matter Most to the C-Suite?

Original air date: April 26, 2017

Guest Panelists:

Dr. Derek Yach

Dr. Derek Yach



What are companies doing to cultivate environments and cultures that create a workforce that leads in well-being? How would we respond if we knew that the C-Suite was more interested in sustainability and people development and less interested in body mass index metrics and cholesterol levels? Instead, what role might measures play that examine how governance, culture, management, and business success all interrelate and contribute to the health of both the company and employees? Dr. Yach will share ideas, trends and recommendations about C-Suite level metrics and discuss report cards and emerging metrics such as sustainability, value on investment and emotional and mental well-being

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Is there a single most beneficial well-being intervention?

Original air date: April 4, 2017

Guest Panelists:

Stephen G. Post, Ph.D.

Stephen G. Post, Ph.D.

Tracy Hoover

Tracy Hoover, Points of Light Institute’s Giving, Health, and Happiness


What is the most powerful well-being intervention known to mankind? If, as our speakers for this webinar propose, it is 100 hours per year of volunteer work, how should this finding be applied to the work of health promotion? How integrated are your corporate volunteerism policies and programs with your health and well-being initiatives? Many offer incentives for being fit, should we do the same for being happy and good to others? Is there a business case for practicing loving-kindness? Join Dr. Stephen Post and Points of Light Institute’s CEO Tracy Hoover as we explore whether those who give of their time and talent receive more well-being in return than available via any other intervention.

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What Causes Well-being and Where does Health Fit in?

Original air date: March 1, 2017

Guest Panelists:

Kottke and Kakacek

Thomas E. Kottke, MD, MSPH, HealthPartners & Ginger Kakacek, MD, HealthPartners



We have long understood the impact of lifestyle choices such as how tobacco use, inactivity or inadequate sleep affect our health. But how do these decisions compare to others that predict or advance well-being? How does tobacco use, for example, compare to not belonging to groups? What’s more impactful for well-being, healthy eating or healthy thinking? If we are to flourish, should we schedule more fitness club visits or “gratitude visits”? Join Drs. Tom Kottke and Ginger Kakacek, from HealthPartners, for a webinar that explores whether “well-being in all policies” could have greater impact than our more usual advocacy for “health in all policies.” Related to this, what percent of U.S. adults are flourishing? Where we’ve long held that the absence of illness is not health, we’ll explore positive psychology principles and ask whether the absence of mental illness assures the presence of mental health.

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Reaching the Disaffected: Strategic Approaches to Employer Health and Well-Being Metrics

Original air date: January 11, 2017

Guest Panelists:

Bruce Sherman

Bruce Sherman, MD, Conduent HR Services (formally Xerox)



Many employers are faced with the dilemma of understanding how their health and well-being programs are performing, and whether their programs are responsive to the needs of everyone, not just the readily engaged. Collecting the right data is critical for this effort to measure as well as maximize the value of employer investments in workforce health. This session describes the unique challenges related to lower income workers, many of whom may be the “disaffected” we heard so much about in the recent election. Dr. Sherman provides pragmatic considerations for employers to use available data sources in order to maximize the value of their greatest asset: their human capital. These approaches are based on an analysis of the relationship of employee wage data with healthcare consumerism engagement, revealing how the findings can provide important insights to help reach the hard to reach.

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Wednesday Webinar with Stryker Instruments

Original air date: December 6, 2015

Guest Panelists:

Ashley Brinn Kletke, Sr. Manager, Wellbeing

Wearables in Wellness: How Employers are Incorporating Wearable Fitness Tracking Devices into the Workplace

Original air date: July 14, 2015

Guest Panelists:

Jack Bastable, National Practice Leader, Health & Productivity Management
CBIZ Benefits & Insurance Services

Jessica Grossmeier, VP of Research, HERO

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EEOC Proposed Regulations: What employers need to know

Original air date: June 4, 2015

Guest Panelists:

Jim Pshock
Founder, CEO and President
Bravo Wellness

Tami Simon
Managing Director
Career Practice and Knowledge Resource Center
Buck Consultants

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Don’t Throw Out the Baby with the Bathwater – A Measured Response to Critics of Workplace Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Programs

Original air date: April 22, 2015

Guest Panelists:

Ron Goetzel, PhD
Vice President of Consulting & Applied Research
Truven Health Analytics and John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Vice Chair, HERO Board of Directors

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Connecting the Dots: What Business Leaders Think about Employee Health, Productivity, and Performance

Original air date: March 18, 2015

Guest Panelists:

Jessica Grossmeier, PhD, MPH, VP of Research, HERO

Nikki Hudsmith, MBA, VP, Consulting Services, Performance pH

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HERO EHM Best Practices Scorecard in collaboration with Mercer©. The move from Version 3 to Version 4

Original air date: January 29, 2015

Guest Panelists:

Steven Noeldner, Partner, Mercer

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Developing Highly Engaged Organizations that Improve the Quality of Human Life

Original air date: August 8, 2013

Guest Panelists:

Jack Groppel, PhD
Co-founder of the Human Performance Institute
Vice President of Applied Science and Performance Training
Wellness & Prevention, Inc.

Julia Brandon, PhD
Director of Environment, Health & Safety Excellence
GlaxoSmithKline

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HERO EHM Best Practices Scorecard in Collaboration with Mercer: Findings and Functions

Original air date: June 19, 2013

Guest Panelists:

Beth Umland, Research Director, Mercer

Steven Noeldner, PhD, Partner, Mercer

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A Community Based Proactive Health Care Model for Small Businesses

Original air date: January 23, 2013

Guest Panelists:

William E Primmerman – Project Director, Greater Somerset Public Health Collaborative

Kala Ladenheim, PhD, MSPH – Senior Researcher, Medical Care Development, Inc.

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Organizational Energy: A Primer on Improving Health

Original air date: July 11, 2012

Guest Panelists:

Jack Groppel, PhD, Co-Founder of the Human Performance Institute, Vice President of Applied Science and Performance Training, Wellness & Prevention, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson company

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A Strategic Approach to Employee Well-Being and Organizational Performance

Original air date: March 21, 2012

Guest Panelists:

David W. Ballard, PsyD, MBA – Assistant Executive Director, American Psychological Association

Connie Roy-Czyzowski, SPHR, CCP – Vice President, Human Resources, Northeast Delta Dental

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Obesity in America: Putting Strategies into Practice in the Worksite

Original air date: April 1, 2011

Guest Panelists:

John White, PhD, Global Health Services Prevention and Health Culture Leader, Dow Chemical Company

Anne C. Haddix, PhD, Senior Policy Advisor, CDC

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Obesity in America: Consequences and Strategies

Original air date: November 9, 2010

Guest Panelists:

William Dietz, MD, PhD, Director of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity, CDC

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