Start 2020 off right, join PHA today!
Start 2020 off right, join PHA today!
PHA December 2019 Newsletter - The Voice of Population Health 

During this season of reflection the Members, Committees, Board of Directors, and Staff of the Population Health Alliance remain focused on taking action to end the year and carry progress into 2020. It is a momentous time for our collective efforts to improve outcomes, lower costs, drive innovation, reduce disparities, and ultimately improve health for the people we serve. Through education and information dissemination, action initiatives and strategic partnerships, PHA remains the national home for leadership in our field.  

This month's PHA Voice newsletter features an announcement about the upcoming PHA Forum20, an exciting Provider Engagement webinar, an opportunity to join the Population Health community and pledge to advance Diabetes prevention, PHA's newest member announcement, member news, and much more!

Don't miss out on all the benefits of being a PHA member, join the sole national voice for population health today and kick off 2020 with the right community to advance your professional efforts. Join PHA Today or contact Brent Ling, Executive Director by email or at 202.737.5476 for more information. 

Our best wishes for a happy Holiday Season and a healthy New Year to the entire PHA Family!

PHA Forum20 | March 30, 2020 | Philadelphia, PA

Succeeding in Value Based Care: Leveraging Population Health Management Strategies

In Case You Missed It: PHA Announced David Shulkin, Ninth Secretary, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs as a Keynote Speaker
Secretary Shulkin will also sign copies of his latest book "It Shouldn't Be This Hard to Serve Your Country", which will be included in the welcome packet for all registered attendees. 
*The PHA Forum20 will take place from 7:30am - 12:00pm on Monday March 30th, 2020 and will be immediateley followed by the Annual Member Meeting and Luncheon. The event is co-located with the Population Health Colloquium, and PHA members receive discounted registration for both the PHA Forum20 and the full Colloquium. Contact with any questions. 

PHA Provider Engagement Webinar Series

Join PHA for the next iteration of our Provider Engagement Webinar Series, "'Purchasing Population Health': An Update" presented by Dr Sanne Magnan, Senior Fellow, HealthPartners Institute and Co-Chair of the Roundtable on Population Health Improvement, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. On January 8th at 2:00pm EST, Dr Magnan will revisit a familiar concept established more than 20 years ago, that "population health improvement will not be achieved until appropriate financial incentives are designed for this outcome", explore current thinking and invite audience participation for how to move the concept forward in 2020 and beyond. 
Wednesday Jan 8, 2020

Population Health Management: Official Journal of PHA

Population Health Management is the official journal for the Population Health Alliance with David Nash, MD MBA serving as Editor in Chief. PHA members receive a full online subscription as part of membership. Dig in for the latest high-impact aricles including Purchasing Population Health: Revisited, co-authored by David Kindig and upcoming PHA Webinar host Sanne Magnan. 

PHA Advancing NDPPTM

On October 29th, PHA officially launched an initial campaign to support member and constituency organizations in adopting the standards set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP). 

Miss the 2019 Innovation Summit? Attend Virtually

On October 29th, PHA officially launched an initial campaign to support member and constituency organizations in adopting the standards set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP). 

Welcome New PHA Member: GuideWell

We are pleased to welcome GuideWell as a PHA partner member. Guidewell continues to demonstrate innovation in population health management across their diverse membership and furthers engagement with their tremendous local presence", said Rose Maljanian Chairman & CEO HealthCAWS and PHA's Chairman of the Board  
PHA Members in the News:
Commission for Case Manager Certification releases new resources to support absence and leave management specialists (Full Post)

Blue Cross Blue Shield Association announced that Thrive Earlier Detection has won their Data Innovation Challenge, will go on to analyze more than five years of BCBS claims to detect cancer earlier and more cost-effectively (Full Post)

NCQA blog: Population Health Management Roadmap to Value-Based Care (Full Post)

Merck offers Type 2 Diabetes information and resources alongside opportunity to screen 'A Touch of Sugar' film (Full Post)

American College of Lifestyle Medicine Presents Award of Excellence to Lithuanian University of Health Sciences for Europe’s First Lifestyle Medicine Master’s Program (Full Post)

eQHealth Solutions Transaction Empowers Leading Population Health Management Company to Pursue Innovative Vision (Full Post)

Geisinger honors providers for high patient-satisfaction scores (Full Post)

National Association of Chronic Disease Directors announced newly updated diabetes portfolio webpages featuring new content and easy access to resources (Full Post)

HealthEC's Seth discussed the delivery of health at The Villages and using a population health management platform with HealthcareNOW Radio (Full Post)

YMCA of Greater Louisville will soon open their biggest and most high-profile attempt at addressing the social determinants of health associated with a 12-year disparity in life expectancy (Full Post)

Independent Health donates $1 million to Erie County Medical Center for its future trauma and emergency department (Full Post)

AxisPoint Health's Person-Centered Population Health Approach Receives Population Health Program Accreditation by NCQA (Full Post)

Mercy awarded USDA Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grants to expand Mercy Virtual to benefit 210,000 residents in nine communities (Full Post)

Capital BlueCross Again Earns 'Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania' Designation (Full Post)

Turn-Key Health President Greer Myers: Innovation Closes Care Gaps for Critically Ill Patients (Full Post)

Innovaccer taps Mike Sutten as Chief Digital Officer, will spearhead efforts to make healthcare data more accessible (Full Post)

Wellsource CEO Chris McReynolds authored '4 Population Health Predictions for 2020' in MJH Life Sciences (Full Post)

Jefferson College of Population Health announces 20th Annual Population Health Colloquium, March 30 - April 1, 2020 (Full Post

Franciscan Health Partners With a Trauma-Informed Community Platform, ACEs Connection (Full Post)

Tufts Health Plan Expands Alternative Care Options with Unlimited Acupuncture Coverage (Full Post)

Voices for Healthy Kids helped advocates quickly organize to testify their support of the Healthy Bucks program in South Carolina (Full Post)

GuideWell Launches New Career Site to Enhance Experience for Job Seekers (Full Post)

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