Lake Harriet in Minneapolis offers sailing, two beaches, a castle-shaped bandshell and restaurant, and is part of the 50-mile trail and parkway system known as Grand Rounds Scenic Byway. The Twin Cities metropolitan area is home to a system of regional parks and trails that are renowned for their beauty, size and variety of features. With 53 parks and park reserves, and more than 340 miles of interconnected trails and special features, the system provides a wealth of green space and opportunities for recreation, exercise and fun.

“…Our most cruel failure in how we treat the sick and the aged is the failure to recognize that they have priorities beyond merely being safe and living longer…”

Atul Gawande, M.D.

October 21 Meeting for Members and Prospective Members: Opening Conversations About End-of-life Care

As a community, how do we start talking about end-of-life decisions to ensure that those facing difficult choices are getting what they need from the health care system? As employers, how can we enable conversations about palliative and hospice care for employees who are dealing with serious illness? As individuals, how can we become more knowledgeable about this sensitive topic so we are prepared to make tough choices in challenging times?

During our next member meeting, we will explore the limitations of health care delivery and what really matters in end-of-life care. Click here to view meeting details and to RSVP.



Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Marketing to Doctors (HBO)

John Oliver discusses the growing issues related to pharmaceutical companies marketing directly to and through doctors in this funny, fascinating, fact-based (and off-color) video.



About The Action Group

The Minnesota Health Action Group is the only Minnesota organization whose sole purpose is to represent the collective voice of those who pay the bill for health care — employers, public purchasers, and individuals. We drive innovation, collaboration and engagement in ways that improve health care and ensure the economic vitality of all Minnesota communities.

Not yet a member? Find out what The Action Group can do for you! We welcome employers of all sizes and from all sectors.