Taking Action Express: Pills and Pens Bring Hope for Drug Companies in Diabetes Crunch
SEPTEMBER 27, 2016
Pills and Pens Bring Hope for Drug Companies in Diabetes Crunch
By 2040, more than 640 million people globally are forecast to have diabetes. This anticipated surge has drug companies investing in innovative and personalized solutions to spur growth. Read more about some of the new trends here. And be sure to join us for our November 15, 2016, member meeting, where we will explore how to prevent diabetes in your workforce, how Minnesota is tackling the diabetes epidemic, and new and emerging prevention and treatment trends.
Related and Interesting
- Type 2 Diabetes: New Treatment Can Extend Life by 8 Years. (Diabetes News, September 26, 2016; Medical Daily, September 1, 2016)
- American Diabetes Month 2016: This is Diabetes. (Observed every November, American Diabetes Month focuses our nation’s attention on the tens of millions of people affected by this disease. Free employee education materials available.)
- National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP). (This website includes details about how this proven lifestyle change program can cut diabetes risk in half.)
Don’t Miss Out! Add These to Your Calendar:
- October 6, 2016: Babies, Business and the Bottom Line, presented by the March of Dimes
- October 6, 2016: National Depression Screening Day
- October 13, 2016: Target and IBI present Resilience and Productivity
- November 15, 2016: Member Meeting: Hot Trends in Preventing and Treating Diabetes
- December 15, 2016: 2016 Review/2017 Preview
We are pleased to welcome Medica as our newest member!
Headquartered in Minnetonka, MN, Medica provides coverage to about 1.7 million members. Its integrated approach helps employers and members improve health and manage the cost of care. Proven health improvement programs provide personalized solutions that focus on the whole person, and include a comprehensive range of support, from health lifestyles, to chronic disease, to complex care management.
“Medica is a welcome addition to our membership!” says Carolyn Pare, Action Group president and CEO. “It has never been more important to have all of Minnesota’s key stakeholders at our member table to contribute to improving health and ensuring the economic vitality of all Minnesota communities.”
DID YOU KNOW?
Updated regularly, Action Group members have access to the full membership roster, including names and contact information, through the Member Center on our homepage.
Health Solutions Manager
The State of Minnesota is seeking a Health Solutions Manager. The successful candidate will direct the development, implementation and evaluation of State Employee and Group Insurance Program (SEGIP) initiatives that manage and prevent chronic illness with the goals of improving member health and containing health care spending. The position has primary responsibility for project planning and organization, establishing goals and timelines, crafting communication strategies, implementing project activities, and evaluating results. Click here for a full job description or to apply.
DID YOU KNOW?
Action Group members may advertise open positions in our member newsletters at no charge. Contact Sue Jesseman (email@example.com) for more information.
Free Program for Action Group Employer Members!
Action Group employer members are invited to join Target and the Integrated Benefits Institute (IBI) on October 13, 2016, in Minneapolis for an engaging conversation on the challenges and successes of integrating employee health, productivity and absence management programs. The discussion will focus on mental well-being and productivity: How does improved resiliency impact the workforce? Click here to register or to learn more about this exciting half-day program.
National Depression Screening Day
October 6 is National Depression Screening Day. Each year the first Thursday in October is designated to mobilize community-based organizations including employers, health care organizations, schools and other organizations to offer programs that educate, raise awareness and screen individuals for common behavioral and mental health disorders and suicide.
To learn more about how The Action Group is rewarding providers and clinics for providing optimal care for depression, diabetes and vascular disease through Minnesota Bridges to Excellence, click here. We also offer access to a no-cost toolkit for members and non-members titled, “Help and Healing: Depression Resources for Care and Recovery.”
Click here to view a guest blog by Sue Abderholden, executive director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Minnesota.
Have you completed your Advance Care Directive?
New advance care planning blogs now available online!
The Action Group has prepared a free Advance Care Planning Employee Communications Toolkit.
To view the Advance Care Planning Statewide Call to Action, click here.