HERO Briefs from Jessica Grossmeier
April 2016

Spring has officially sprung in the Northern Hemisphere, which is welcome news to those of you living and working in colder climates. Although I escaped Minnesota winters when I moved to California a few years ago, I celebrate with many of you the return to longer daylight hours, the return of cherry blossoms, and the great outdoors enticing me to get outside and move more often. The change of seasons also brings for HERO many different transitions. As you'll see in this month's briefing, we've brought significant closure to many projects including publication of a collaborative consensus paper that responds to EEOC proposed regulations and the release of HERO's final report to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation on developing culture of health metrics. We've also intensified our focus on preparations for the July 19th Research Meeting in Bloomington, Minnesota and for our annual HERO Forum, which will take place in September in Atlanta, Georgia. Read on for more information on these and other upcoming events as well as links to articles from HERO staff, from our HERO members, and other sources we felt merited your attention. In particular, we call your attention to a timely article by HERO Board member Ron Goetzel and collaborator Hector De La Torre on how to design "wellness programs that work" as well as a recent New York Times article that features numerous HERO member organizations such as Google, IBM, Zipongo, and Virgin Pulse, among others. And if you fancy it, take your reading outdoors to enjoy the energizing delight of spring.  Read on .
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