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NBCH Adds New Member Coalitions


Growth of business health coalitions reflects growing employer/purchaser focus
on health care quality and value


WASHINGTON – October 27, 2014 –The National Business Coalition on Health (NBCH), a non-profit organization of employer-based health coalitions, representing over 4,500 employers, unions and local governments, and approximately 35 million employees and dependents across the United States, has added four new members in 2014: EmployersLikeMe, Kentuckiana Health Collaborative, Mississippi Business Group on Health, and WellOK.

 

EmployersLikeMe is a community of learning to help Georgia employers have the healthiest employees at a fair cost. Kentuckiana Health Collaborative (KHC) – convened by the UAW/Ford Community Health Initiative, is dedicated to improving health and health care delivery in Greater Louisville and Southern Indiana. The Mississippi Business Group on Health serves as the state’s voice for employers on health care issues. WellOK’s membership are businesses and organizations in Tulsa and Northeastern Oklahoma that purchase health care that is safe, timely, effective, efficient, equitable and patient-centered.

 

“The growth of coalitions is a testament to the important role purchasers can play in controlling costs, improving quality and engaging individuals in improving their health, and to their growing appreciation of the leverage that can come from collaboration,” said Brian Klepper, PhD, Chief Executive Officer, NBCH. “And with the addition of KCH, we’re pleased to see an innovative new model for coalitions as it’s going to take everyone coming to the table to bring about improvements in our health care system.”

 

Annual Conference

NBCH business and health coalitions and their employer members will join approximately 400 purchasers, plans, providers and other stakeholders at the 19th Annual Conference – Employers Transforming Health Care: The Power of Collaboration. The event will be held at the Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, November 10-12, 2014 and features Shawn Leavitt, Senior Vice President, Global Benefits, Comcast, as opening keynote. For additional details, visit:http://www.nbch.org/2014-Annual-Conference.

 

About the National Business Coalition on Health

National Business Coalition on Health (NBCH) is a national nonprofit membership organization of purchaser-led health care coalitions, representing more than over 4,500 employers, unions and local governments, and approximately 35 million employees and dependents across the United States. NBCH and its members are dedicated to value-based purchasing of health care services through the collective action of public and private purchasers. NBCH seeks to accelerate the nation’s progress toward safe, efficient, high-quality health care and the improved health status of the American population. www.nbch.org

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Note to editors: A limited number of media passes remain for accredited media for NBCH’s 19thAnnual Conference – Employers Transforming Health Care: The Power of Collaboration, being held at the Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, November 10-12, 2014.  For additional details, visit: http://www.nbch.org/2014-Annual-Conference and registration requests can be sent to cconway@nbch.org.



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