HERO News- A Word From Karen

“April showers bring May flowers.” This quote has always reminded me of change and growth, and is apropos for what’s happening at HERO. A sign of individual growth, three HERO team members are wearing new titles: Ariane Mistral, Director of Education & Events; Emily Wolfe, Director of Learning Experience; and Pat Rohner, Director of Development. Congratulations and gratitude for your commitment and service to HERO’s mission! Our team has also grown by one with the addition of Dr. David Ballard as HERO’s new Scientific Advisor for Workforce Mental Health. A longtime friend to HERO and former Board member and Education Committee Chair, David is not actually new to HERO, but we are excited about his new role as we continue to be a trend spotter and setter seeking to build a comprehensive approach to employee well-being.

Finally, we received notification of a grant award from Ardmore Institute of Health to fund a year-long initiative centered around integrating lifestyle medicine into the workplace through health and well-being offerings from employees: “Activating Employers as Agents of Change in the Implementation of Lifestyle Medicine.” One of the workshops for this initiative will occur, appropriately, the day before HEROForum22 which also focuses on lifestyle medicine and the integration with diversity and inclusion efforts.

So much to celebrate this month in addition to our moms and graduates!


Learn more about our HERO team members with new titles and roles by reading our team update

Press Release.







Learn more about David’s new role as HERO’s Scientific Advisor for Workforce Mental Health here


HERO Forum22: Speaker Spotlight

How the Choices We Have Influence the Choices We Make: Diversity, Inclusion, and the Integration of Lifestyle Medicine and Population Health Promotion

September 21-23, 2022

Amelia Island, Florida

Save your seat and register for Forum22 today!

Members-Only Summer Think Tank

Individual and Organizational Assets that Boost Belongingness: What Place for the Workplace in Supporting Social Connectedness, Spirituality/Faith, and Purpose?

This member exclusive, free event will take place virtually.

June 6th & 7th, 2022

10 A.M. CT — 3:30 P.M. CT EACH DAY

For a small preview of what’s to come, watch our May 11th webinar on using churches to administer diabetes prevention programs.

Registration | Agenda | Speaker Bios | Readings

CHES/MCHES Credits Available: 9 (attendance required both days)
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 9 total Category I contact education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours available are 9. Provider ID#101039

Town Hall Sessions

HERO invites you to our free, virtual town hall sessions, discussing specific challenges facing the healthcare industry today while also sharing innovative solutions. This event is open to the public. The next Town Hall Sessions will take place June 21st, and August 23rd, both at 12:00 p.m. ET. Learn more and register with the link above.



The HERO Healthcare Summit

will take place as a pre-Forum22 event, on September 20th at The Omni Amelia Island Resort from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 pm. ET. The title for this event is: The Great Healthcare Resignation: Leveraging Employee Well-being as Part of the Solution.

More information and agenda coming soon!




Save the Date!

University Summit will take place Monday, October 17, 2022 from 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m, ET.

This will be a virtual event.

More information and topic announcement coming soon!






Want more information?

Contact Emily.Wolfe@hero-health.org for more information on HealthCare Summit and Mary.Imboden@hero-health.org for more details on the University Summit.



The Annual HERO FitVent Invitational will return for the third year! HERO is excited to announce that with the partnership of WebMD, the FitVent challenge will take place once more this fall, beginning with a warm-up week on September 21st. More details to come soon! Watch our Forum22 webpage for more information and other special events.

How the Choices We Have Influence the Choices We Make: Diversity, Inclusion, and the Integration of Lifestyle Medicine and Population Health Promotion

September 21-23, 2022

Amelia Island, Florida

HERO is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. Provider ID# 101039

Thanks to our Forum sponsors!

Patron Level

Associate Level

Benefactor Level


Questions on Forum sponsorship? Email pat.rohner@hero-health.org


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

Have you signed up for the HERO Research Briefs? Published by our Director of Research, Dr. Mary Imboden, this curated newsletter is emailed to subscribers quarterly. Have questions or want to share Research? Reach out to Mary at mary.imboden@hero-health.org.



Have you taken the updated 2022 HERO Health and Well-Being Best Practices Scorecard in Collaboration with Mercer© (HERO Scorecard)? The Version 5 HERO Scorecard has new questions that encompass DEI, Mental Health and SDOH. Take the Scorecard today!



Read Our HERO Scorecard Commentary

During the pandemic, the number of cases of mental health disorders has skyrocketed, leading employers to become increasingly aware of the workplace’s impact on all aspects of every employee’s health and well-being. Dramatic increases in burnout and mental health concerns have further underscored the need for employers to address employee mental health and overall well-being by evaluating, expanding, and improving benefits, access to programs, and initiatives.

The HERO Health and Well-Being Best Practices Scorecard in Collaboration with Mercer © (HERO Scorecard) is a tool that provides

organizations with the means to evaluate their program and use their results to inform the strategic planning of their health and well-being initiative. A commentary was recently published using Scorecard data to assess the prevalence of workplace mental and emotional health and well-being best practices in organizations of varying sizes.

Read the findings here.



The Learning Series

Sara JohnsonWatch for registration coming soon!

  • June 23rd at 12:00 pm CT – A HERO webinar on mental health with Fulbright scholar, Mark É. Czeisler, Vice President of Clinical Research at AbleTo, Heidi Greenberger, and Co-President and CEO of Pro-Change Behavior Systems, Inc. and HERO’s Senior Research Fellow, Sara Johnson.
  • July 12th at 12:00 pm CT – A Forum preview with Ray Fabius. The CDC Foundation, the Greater Philadelphia Business Coalition on Health (GPBCH), and HealthNEXT have partnered to improve the health and well-being of the Philadelphia metropolitan service area. To accomplish this, they’ve established a learning collaborative with several like-minded employers who have stepped forward to improve the lives of over 50,000 employees and their families. This webinar will feature best practices for and challenges to elevating the health and well-being of their workforces, their families, and the community.

Two webinars to preview the Members-Only Fall Think Tank on Mental Health Standards.

  • July 27th at 12:00 pm CT with Leslie Hammer of the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center. This members-only webinar will tackle “Workplace Policies that Impact Employee Mental Health.”
  • August 25th — David Ballard, HERO’s Scientific Advisor for Workforce Mental Health, and Emily Wolfe, HERO’s Director of Learning Experience, with special guests, will preview a discussion on “Will new and emerging standards, guidelines, and best practice recommendations improve employer efforts to advance workforce mental health?” This webinar is open to the public.

Watch for Registration coming soon! Webinar Archives


HERO Interview with Global Wellness institute

HERO was featured in an interview by Karen Moseley, CEO & President, in the GWI Wellness Moonshot, May edition, titled: “Allot”. The article covers “How Do We Allot Resources To Elevate Wellness For All?” in which Karen discusses with the author, “How can we create work environments where ALL People can thrive, grow, and be well?” Read it here.

HERO Featured in Medical Travel & Digital Health News

HERO CEO & President, Karen Moseley, was interviewed by the Medical Travel and Digital Health News. Karen’s spotlight interview can be read through the publications website or by visiting HERO’s LinkedIn page.


Resources and Readings

  • From the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, you can find War & Disaster Resources for those seeking mental health assistance from the trauma and trigger of the current crisis in Ukraine.
  • From the Harvard Business Review, an article published in 2021 and even more relevant in 2022, as we return to in-person meetings, When Do We Really Need Face-to-Face Interactions?  With continued safety concerns, more competition for our time, and travel budgets not bouncing back, which meetings should we prioritize for “face-to-face?”

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