In a recent survey by PwC, 73% of employees reported having some type of current caregiver responsibility. Harvard Business Review notes that “The economics of care are misaligned in most companies. Employees don’t get the support they need for their caregiving responsibilities and employers pay the hidden costs, including turnover, rehiring, presenteeism, and absenteeism.”
Inc. says “Caregiving Is the Next Big Workplace Crisis and Hardly Anyone Is Talking About”… but The Action Group is! We are dedicating our September meeting to this important topic.
Liz Beckius, Sr. Manager, HR Rewards at Best Buy, will provide an overview of the company’s approach to supporting caregivers in the workplace. At Best Buy they work hard every day to enrich the lives of consumers through technology, by solving technology problems and addressing key human needs across a range of areas, including entertainment, productivity, communication, food, security and health. To deliver on that external brand promise, Best Buy has taken a bold stand on making the lives of employees better and easier. Liz will share insights about Best Buy’s strategy and tactics for supporting caregivers, as well as the response they’ve received from employees.
During the meeting, we will also facilitate discussion of what other Action Group members have done to address caregiver needs, including topics such as:
September 5, 2019
8:30 a.m.-10 a.m. (Networking begins at 8)
Hilton Airport/MOA Hotel
3800 American Boulevard E.
Join your colleagues in quality measurement, quality improvement, patient care, and cost containment and a diverse network of health and community leaders for a day of engaging, educational speakers and meaningful discussions. Click here to learn more.
September 12, 2019
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Earle Brown Heritage Center
6155 Earle Brown Drive
Brooklyn Center, MN
The Minnesota Health Action Group has a long-standing commitment to improving mental health care, most recently through its Mental Health Guiding Coalition (the “Guiding Coalition”). With mental health care delivery and outcomes significantly lagging physical health, the Guiding Coalition is focused on accelerating high-value, integrated mental health care for employees and their families, while driving positive change on behalf of all Minnesotans.
To better understand current health plan capabilities and to promote market-wide quality improvement, The Action Group conducted a special request for information and invited local health plans to participate (the “eValue8 Mental Health Deep Dive”), in collaboration with the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions.
The mental health version of eValue8 includes information across key areas in behavioral health (mental health and substance use disorder), including: Network adequacy & access; physician measurement, management & payment; pharmaceutical management; member engagement, management & support; accreditation & compliance with parity; and data analysis & reporting.
Results are now in for participating Minnesota health plans (Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, HealthPartners, and Medica) and will be shared with all who are interested during a September 26, 2019, webinar.
The eValue8 Mental Health Deep Dive is:
Foong-Khwan Siew, Ph.D., M.B.A., independent health care consultant, researcher and national director of eValue8, will join Nance Lee Mosquera, employee benefits manager for the City of Saint Paul and Action Group Board member, and Deb Krause, Action Group vice president, on the webinar.
Please join us for this important reveal of groundbreaking results!
September 26, 2019
9 a.m.-10 a.m.
(Access information will be sent to registered attendees)
The Action Group supports the work of NRHI, an organization that works closely with federal agencies, national foundations, and national stakeholder groups to transform health care delivery, payment and information systems. Its 3rd Annual National Affordability Summit will bring together top thought leaders and change makers taking action and creating urgency for affordable health care, including Deb Krause, Action Group vice president.
Speakers and panelists will showcase how they are improving health, reducing costs, and eliminating waste in the health care system. Health and health care professionals, community organizations, federal, state, and local policy makers, providers, and health plans will come together to connect in an intimate, collaborative setting.
Read Carolyn Pare’s new blog on the urgent need to address health care system waste by clicking on the title below:
October 15, 2019
1 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
October 16, 2019
7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
McNamara Alumni Center
200 Southeast Oak. St.