“Football and health care are not that different. Both are team events. We are all stakeholders in the health care system,” said Dr. Jan Berger at The Alliance’s Aug. 2017 Population Health event.
Beaver Dam Community Hospital (BDCH) became a healthy lifestyle champion for the community by becoming a leader and sponsor for the Dodge County Blue Zones project. Located in Beaver Dam, Wis., BDCH is both an employer-member of The Alliance and an in-network health care provider.
“The Centers for Disease Control said that for the first time there was a slight decrease in the average life expectancy in the United States,” said Dr. Raymond Fabius. “This is not happening in other countries.
According to Benjamin Isgur, leader of PwC’s Health Research Institute: “Growth in employer medical costs – which has been gradually declining for decades – is settling into a new normal characterized by flatter, single-digit trend.”
“As a health benefits plan designer, you have the ability to affect the long-term health of your employees.” This was Dr. Scott Conard’s advice to employers at The Alliance’s July 2017 Employer Benefit Plan Design event.
Earlier this month, I was invited to a meeting of the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health. My role was to give the employer perspective on population health improvement. This made me wonder… is there one?