The obstacles to achieving a culture of health care consumerism in our current system are deep and wide, but they are surmountable. We begin by acknowledging that for employers, employees, providers and other stakeholders there is a lack of understanding about what it means to be a wise and engaged health care consumer — and why it’s so important to challenge passive patients to become active participants in their care.
A disturbingly high incidence of low-value and no-value care is harming patients physically and financially. In fact, the Institute of Medicine issued a report saying that waste accounted for 30 percent of health care spending nationally, or $750 billion per year. Patients and their families need the facts, so they know how, when and why to speak up.
Only 12 percent of adults have proficient health literacy, according to the National Assessment of Adult Literacy. In other words, nearly nine out of 10 adults may lack the skills needed to manage their health and prevent disease.
Please join the Minnesota Health Action Group and our guest speakers as we learn:
April 27, 2017
8 a.m.-9:30 a.m. (Networking begins at 7:30)
Hilton Airport/MOA Hotel
3800 American Boulevard E.
Please RSVP to Sue Jesseman (firstname.lastname@example.org), or 952-896-5186
We hope you can join us on April 27. You’ll walk away with creative ideas for bringing out the consumer in each of your employees!
According to the American Journal of Psychiatry and U.S. Surgeon General’s Report, serious mental illness costs America $193.2 B annually. It takes an economic toll on corporate earnings and impacts employee health, well-being and productivity.
Please join the Minnesota Health Action Group and our guest, Donna DeWan, from the National Council for Behavioral Health. We’ll share an update on mental health issues and opportunities in the workplace. You’ll also be able to learn more about Mental Health First Aid At Work, an evidence-based, skills-based training that:
May 11, 2017
Webinar: Details to follow
Please RSVP by clicking here.
We hope you can join us for this important conversation!
Mental Health First Aid at Work is a new and unique partnership between the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions and the National Council for Behavioral Health
While people have profoundly mixed feelings about the Affordable Care Act, most agree that discovering solutions to providing access to quality, affordable health care for all Americans is an urgent priority. With almost one-fifth of America’s economy spent on health care, the time is NOW for collegial collaboration to begin bending the cost curve of the health care system in Minnesota, and beyond.
At this year’s 10th Annual Employer Leadership Summit, “The Time is NOW: Putting Affordable Back into Health Care,” we will be calling on local and national thought leaders and some of our most innovative members to share their best practices in tackling cost and quality issues in ways that contribute to ensuring the health and vitality of our economy and our citizens.
And, back by popular demand, is our Innovator’s Showcase, where we hear from leading health care entrepreneurs who compete for votes by describing how their new business ventures can help employers achieve health care program goals.
We will also have interactive voting and discussion throughout the day, ensuring a fun and informative meeting.
Check out this overview of this year’s all-star line-up of presenters and activities!
May 19, 2017
8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Westin Edina Galleria
Hotel rooms: A block of rooms will be reserved at the Westin. Please contact Sue Jesseman for information (952-896-5186).