What Are The Research Priorities?
AJHP The Art of Health Promotion July/August 2012
David Anderson, PhD
Melondie Carter, DSN, RN
Kristi Rahrig Jenkins, PhD
Terry Karjalainen, PhD
R. William Whitmer, MBA
As employee health management (EHM) programs continue to grow and mature, employers are increasingly interested in gaining a deeper understanding of contributing factors to EHM program success. To lead in this effort, HERO has evaluated the current research, established new research priorities and created a strategic road map to guide our direction. This article will give you insight into the process HERO employed to determine what research priorities are most important to our members and the industry, consistent with the HERO mission.
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Guidance for a Reasonably Designed, Employer Sponsored Wellness Program Using Outcomes-Based Incentives.
JOEM 54(7):889-896, July 2012
This Consensus Statement was prepared by a Joint Committee of the Health Enhancement Research Organization (HERO), American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM), American Cancer Society (ACS) and American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACSCAN), American Diabetes Association, and American Heart Association (AHA). This was reviewed and approved by the ACOEM Board of Directors in May 2012
Objective: To provide guidance regarding appropriate use of outcomes-based incentives as part of a reasonably designed wellness program designed to improve health and lower cost while protecting employees from discrimination and unaffordable coverage.
Methods: The process included reviewing the literature, regulations, case studies, and other resources while developing consensus through numerous group discussions.
Results: We offer guidance on the elements of a reasonably designed wellness program that should be in place if outcomes-based incentives are deployed and identify strategies to help ensure that effective and fair programs are put in place and evaluated.
Conclusions: We strongly encourage employers using outcomes-based incentives as part of wellness initiatives to incorporate these elements of a reasonably designed wellness program and consider this guidance for the design, implementation, and evaluation of such programs. Download Article Free
THE FOLLOWING ARTICLE HAS BEEN ACCEPTED FOR PUBLICATION
Presenteeism According to Healthy Behavior, Physical Health, and Work Environment.
Population Health Management (date pending)
Ray Merrill, PhD
Steve Aldana, PhD,
James Pope, MD
David Anderson, PhD
Carter Coberley, PhD.
R.William Whitmer, MBA
Recent additions to the Think Tank library:
Three articles were recently submitted on Human Performance by Jack Groppel PhD and Ben Wiegard, PhD.
- Biology of Human Performance
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- A New Performance Paradigm