In the wake of the testimony given by Cheryl DeMars last year, Sen. Lamar Alexander is calling for ideas for legislation he will introduce to control health care costs. Health care costs are a growing burden on taxpayers, employers and family budget. Now is the time to share your ideas about ways to relieve that burden.
It strikes us that one of the ways to improve health and health care while lowering costs is to strengthen primary care. Primary care is the “routine care” delivered by clinicians who are trained in family medicine, internal medicine and pediatrics.
In late June, senior Alliance staff will spend a few days in Washington DC to meet with Illinois and Wisconsin congressional representatives. The purpose of our visit is to build relationships with our elected officials and establish The Alliance and our employer members as a resource on key health care topics. These are brief visits so we want to use our time well! You can help by letting us know how the following four issues impact you, your employees and your business.
Mental Health First Aid represents an idea that is simple but powerful: Anyone, anywhere can make a difference in the life of someone with a mental health or substance use challenge – if they know what to do and what to say.
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?