Spring 2023 Think Tank
HERO Members Only: Register today for our Spring Think Tank. This virtual event is a free and exclusive to members only. Our theme Measures that Matter to Employers AND Employees will be held Monday & Tuesday, May 22 & 23.
HERO Hub Updates: New Content
April saw the rollout of all of 2021 and 2020 archived content, including HERO Forum presentations, Think Tank recordings and webinars. This month’s featured topic is Workforce Mental Health. Here are just three of the more than 50 presentations and videos on Workforce Mental Health. Don’t have a log in? Contact Pat Rohner at email@example.com
HUB log in required to access the items below:
- EAP Industry Update: What Employers Need to Know
- The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovations and Growth
- Cultivating Organizational Resilience Through Employee Mental Well-Being
Would other members of your organization be interested in viewing these resources? Remember: member organizations receive an unlimited number of login IDs, so pass it along!
From our Partners at The Foundation for Art & Healing – The Unlonely Project will launch the 7th Annual Unlonely Film Festival on June 4th at 7 p.m. ET. Join this FREE Event and view more than 30 new, powerful short films focused on loneliness from a diversity of perspectives.
From our Partners at the Midwest Business Group on Health – The 43rd Annual Conference, Reshaping Today’s Health Benefits: Strategies for Employers & Other Stakeholders, will take place in Chicago, IL, May 9 & 10, 2023. Learn more and register here.
Join us in Salt Lake City! Forum23 will feature many expert speakers and panels as we explore our theme, Doing Well by Doing Good: How Responsible Organizations are Addressing Societal Challenges. Our afternoon general session on the first day of Forum23 will be Mind the Gap: Putting Science to Work in Health Promotion with Leslie B. Hammer, PhD, of Oregon Health & Science University; Krystal Sexton, PhD, of Shell; Bey-Ling Sha, PhD, APR, of California State University, Fullerton; and, HERO’s own David W. Ballard, PsyD, MBA. See more in our Agenda, learn about our hotel Accommodations and Register for the event today!
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HERO HEALTH & WELL-BEING AWARDS
The Learning Series
Supporting Employee Health at Work: Impacts of Differing Perceptions across Wage Categories
1 CHES Credit Available
Join leaders from the University of Michigan’s employee wellness program, MHealthy, to learn about their research and program efforts, including social determinants of health and mental and emotional health strategies. Karen Schmidt, Senior Director, and Kristi Rahrig Jenkins, Research Program Manager, will provide a brief overview of the University of Michigan’s approach to well-being efforts and the findings of a recent study on the association between sources of stress and perceptions of organizational and supervisor support for health and well-being.
Sponsored by Health Enhancement Research Organization (HERO), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I contact education contact hours. Provider ID#101039
HERO Member’s Only Webinar: Is it time for the 4-day work week? Yay, nay, or it depends?
Join us as we hear from Juliet Schor, PhD, economist and professor of sociology at Boston College, and learn about her research with companies transitioning to a 4-day work week. She will be joined by Tami Simon, JD, HERO Board Member and Senior Vice President, Consulting Leader at Segal. Hosted by HERO’s Emily Wolfe, MSW, LCSW.
Resources and Readings
- From the Occupational Health Science Journal, Read The Dobbs Decision and the Future of Occupational Health in the US
- From the Harvard Business Review, “The past few years have encouraged us to revisit many assumptions about our lives, including the state and function of our workplaces. More than ever, it’s clear that our workplaces both shape and reflect important parts of ourselves…” Read How Your Physical Surroundings Shape Your Work Life
- From The Lancet Planetary Health, an article on natural medicine, Effect of nature prescriptions on cardiometabolic and mental health, and physical activity: a systematic review
- From the Harvard Business Review, “How do organizations earn employee loyalty? Lasting relationships aren’t merely achieved through compensation and material perks; they’re nurtured by human connection and compassion…” Read Leading with Compassion Has Research-Backed Benefits
- From the American Journal of Health Promotion, HERO’s own Paul Terry, PhD, “This editorial features an interview with Laura Linnan, PhD, a leader of the workplace health and well-being movement and a Principal Investigator for one of the ten Centers of Excellence in Total Worker Health® sponsored by NIOSH to study how approaches to better integrating health and safety can improve outcomes.” Read Excellence in Total Worker Health® and an Interview With Dr. Laura Linnan
- From the American Journal of Health Promotion, and HERO’s own Paul Terry, PhD, “What if systemic efforts to improve employee and community health were a reporting requirement on par with the reporting of profits, losses, and liquidity? This editorial examines the nascent ESG movement and its potential role in sparking systems changes that improve individual and organizational health…” Read ESG Standards are TBD in Health Promotion: What the ESG Movement can Learn From the Workforce Wellness Movement