What’s on your summer reading list?

Now that summer has officially begun, have you decided what reading material will be stowed in your backpack? HERO’s learning events have benefited from so many brilliant speakers who are also authors, so we’ve curated a collection of titles we think you’d like. And they’re all a click away in the new HERO Bookstore.

Before you head out for summer vacation, remember to register for HERO Forum23 so that you don’t miss out on the Early Bird rates that expire August 11. Register early now. 

Happy Reading!

The HERO Team

Member Updates

HERO Hub Updates: New Content

Check out the recording of the latest webinar: “Supporting Employee Health at Work: Impacts of Differing Perceptions across Wage Categories”.

This month’s featured topic is Social Determinants of Health (SDoH).  Here are just three of the 44 resources available on SDoH.

HUB log in required to access the items below: Don’t have a log in? Contact Pat Rohner at pat.rohner@hero-health.org

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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!


Are you ready to show your commitment to workplace health and safety?

The 11th Global Healthy Workplace Awards 2023 are open for applications, providing organizations worldwide with the opportunity to showcase their safe and healthy workplaces. This is your chance to benchmark your program against the best in the world and earn global recognition.

The awards cover the following areas:

  • health and safety in the physical work environment
  • psychosocial work environment (e.g. workplace culture)
  • personal health and well-being resources
  • community involvement to improve the health of workers, their families, and the community.

Whether you are a Small and Medium-sized Enterprise (SME), a Large Enterprise, or a Multi-national enterprise, you can apply to become the world’s best employer for occupational safety, health, and wellness. This is the perfect opportunity to share your best practices during a time when safety and health have never been more critical.

The Global Healthy Workplace Awards are assessed by a panel of experts, and if successful, you can celebrate your outstanding achievement in promoting a safe and healthy work environment that complements your business performance. All employer organizations, whether for profit or not-for-profit, local or international, are invited to apply.

The application deadline is June 14, 2023, and finalists will be announced by early July 2023. Two finalists per category will be invited to present their program at the 11th Global Healthy Workplace Summit taking place at the University of Northampton, Northamptonshire, UK.

For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.globalhealthyworkplace.org/awards/application/

Let’s make workplace health and safety a top priority!

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.

The Economic Case for Community Health Workers: Presented by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, in partnership with Oregon Health & Science University and Familias en Acción,  June 23, 2023, 10 am – 12 noon. HERO’s Karen Moseley will present on “The Economics of Health Equity in the Workplace.”

We’re excited to announce the General Session agenda for HERO Forum23, which will be held September 27-29 in Salt Lake City with a theme of “Doing Well by Doing Good: How Responsible Organizations are Addressing Societal Challenges.” Each day features multiple speakers, panels, breakouts and learning labs aligned with this theme that offer deep dives into programs and initiatives, innovative strategies being tested and results that are shaping future strategies.

Forum23 Website

Full General Session Agenda

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

Fourth Annual HERO FitVent Invitational Team Steps Challenge

HERO, thanks to the support of WebMD Health Services, is hosting the 4th annual FitVent – Team Steps Challenge. Join us in this free, five-week activity challenge for fun and prizes. Create a team or join others on an existing team, then get active! It’s more than just steps – you can use our fitness chart to convert dozens of activities to steps.

Compete each week for prizes and overall bragging rights among your friends and colleagues. 2023 will bring a new category of prizes. HERO members will be eligible to win their choice of

50% off their annual HERO membership


One free registration to the 2024 HERO Forum!

This challenge is open to anyone! So, get your co-workers, family, friends or kids together and walk, run, or vacuum your way to fun prizes.


The Learning Series

Activating Employers as Agents of Change in the Implementation of Lifestyle as Medicine

June 7th | 12:00 pm CT / 1:00 pm ET | Register

1 CHES Credit Available

Join us as Drs. Shurney and Johnson discuss the results of this initiative and provide recommendations for how employers can play a role in this critical endeavor.

Learning Objectives

After attending this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe at least three benefits of implementing lifestyle medicine.
  2. List three guiding principles that can inform employer’s efforts to advance the implementation of lifestyle medicine.
  3. Identify at least two internal and external strategies employers can use to promote lifestyle as medicine within their organizations.

With funding support from Ardmore Institute of Health.

Learn More

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

Should We Go on Defense to Protect Health Screenings and Early Detection of Disease? A Conversation about the Braidwood Decision and the Viability of the USPSTF.

June 15th | 12:00 pm CT / 1:00 pm ET | Register

In this webinar, we will discuss the “Braidwood v. Becerra” ruling and consider the decision’s implications for employer sponsored health and well-being services. What are current “best practices” in worksite health screenings? What is the role of the USPSTF in making evidence-based recommendations and how should medical advice relate to insurance coverage? And what role could employers play in reconciling differences between legal rulings and scientific guidelines? Hosted by HERO’s Paul Terry & Karen Moseley.

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HERO Member’s Only Webinar: Is it time for the 4-day work week? Yay, nay, or it depends?

June 21st | 11:00 am CT / 12:00 pm ET | Register

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.

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Resources and Readings

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