Long-tenured workplace health promotion professionals know that successful health and well-being initiatives require more than evidence-based interventions alone. The most effective initiatives are supported by solid strategic plans with measurable goals, active and genuine leadership support, supportive and aligned policies, a workplace environment that contributes to well-being, and ongoing measurement and evaluation.

Unfortunately, recently published industry surveys indicate most employers are not taking this type of comprehensive approach to their initiatives. I am excited to have collaborated with my co-editor, Sara Johnson, on the January 2020 issue of The Art of Health Promotion, which spotlights exemplary health promotion initiatives and identifies the factors underlying their success. A PDF of the full issue is now available on the American Journal of Health Promotion website. See the research report here.

Originally posted on LinkedIn.com


  • Jessica Grossmeier, PhD, MPH

    Vice President of Research

    Health Enhancement Research Organization

    Dr. Jessica Grossmeier is Vice President of Research at the Health Enhancement Research Organization (HERO), where she oversees the direction and execution of the HERO research agenda. This includes providing research expertise and consultation to HERO study committees, serving as HERO's research liaison to external contractors and study collaborators, and serving as Principal Investigator for HERO-sponsored research studies.   Prior to joining HERO, Grossmeier served a variety of research roles which included oversight of research on best practices and outcomes associated with workplace health and well-being programs. She also has served in academic research and teaching roles at the University of Minnesota and the University of Phoenix. As a workplace health promotion thought leader with 25 years of experience advancing individual and population health, she has contributed to more than 50 published papers and regularly presents at national industry conferences. She enjoys contributing to the field by mentoring emerging leaders, serving as a judge for industry award programs, serving in advisory or board roles and as Co-Editor of The Art of Health Promotion, the practitioner section of the American Journal of Health Promotion.