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

PHA's Innovation Summit and Capitol Caucus was held on Capitol Hill on October 29th, in Washington, DC. The theme of the day Improving Health Through Financial Security: The Common Denominator Across Social Determinants and Populations continues to get incredible feedback. Thank you to our speakers, attendees, and sponsors for a day packed-full of innovative approaches to addressing the health impacts associated with financial strain in the populations we serve.  

In this month's PHA newsletter you'll find a link to the video recording of the Innovation Summit, a save-the-date for our 2020 PHA Forum, an opportunity to join the Population Health community's pledge to advance Diabetes prevention, PHA's newest member announcement, and member news.

Don't miss out on all the benefits of being a PHA member, join today to kick off 2020 with the right community to advance your professional efforts. Sign up here or contact Brent Ling, PHA Executive Director by email or at 202.737.5476.

Our best wishes for a safe and happy Thanksgiving to our PHA Family!
Miss the Innovation Summit?

We know you would have liked to be there, and have arranged arranged to have a video recording access be made available for purchase to our community. Both single session ($59) and the entire day's program ($195) are available, and as always, PHA members are eligible for a discount
Thank you to our Innovaton Summit 2019 Sponsors:

Save the date - PHA Forum '20



7:30am - 12:00pm followed by our Annual Member Luncheon

New Webinars Announced:

This week, PHA announced the next two iterations of our Provider Engagement Webinar Series:
HEDIS®, STARS and CAHPS for Providers: The Good, The Bad, and The Muddy - by Jaan Sidorov, MD MHSA
TODAY - November 20th at 3:00pm Eastern - REGISTER HERE
What Good is a Diagnosis if you Can't Afford to Treat it? - by Donny John, PharmD
December 11th, 2019 at 3:00pm Eastern - REGISTER HERE
The Provider Engagement Initiative meets the needs of our provider and delivery system stakeholder audience, as they shift to value-based care, and provides PHA members with a learning and networking forum. This initiative is led by PHA’s Quality & Research Committee, and ties provider engagement to PHA’s Q&R priorities.

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). 

Welcome New PHA Member: YMCA

"The YMCA has been a pillar for individual advancement and community health since the mid 1800’s. We are honored to have such a long standing and currently relevant driving force in population health join the Population Health Alliance" - Rose Maljanian, Chairman and CEO at HealthCAWS and Chairman of the Board at PHA.
PHA Members in the News:
Ceresti Health Selected as Top 10 Healthcare Startup by Healthcare Tech Outlook for 2019 (Full Post)

HealthCAWS adds Diabetes Prevention Program services in support of national efforts to mitigate the rise in diabetes and related devastating and costly conditions (Full Post)

Amgen Announces New FOURIER Analysis Showing Benefit Of Repatha® (evolocumab) In High-Risk Patients Who Have Experienced A Recent Heart Attack (Full Post)

Geisinger Researchers Find AI can Predict Arrhythmia, Death Risk (Full Post)

Tufts Health Plan Named a 2019 Top Place to Work by The Boston Globe (Full Post)

Solera Makes Spanish-Language Diabetes Prevention Program Available to Medi-Cal Members Through Expansed Relationship with Blue Mesa Health (Full Post)

Mercy Health Saint Mary's Awarded 2019 Best Practice Award by the Michigan Pharmacist Association (Full Post)

Leavitt Partners and The Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy Release “Medicare ACO Results for 2018: More Downside Risk Adoption, More Savings, and All ACO Types Now Averaging Savings” Report (Full Post)

Innovaccer Partners With Microsoft Teams to Launch Its Care Management Solution (Full Post)

Franciscan Health ACO High-Quality Performance Results In $14.4 Million Savings (Full Post)

NCQA: Health Insurance Ratings Help People Choose Health Plan (Full Post)

Blue Cross Blue Shield Association: Rise in Poor Millennial Health Expected to have Severe Long-Term Economic Consequences (Full Post)

YMCA Commissioned a Poll That Finds Young Americans Are Optimistic About Creating Change, in Advance of Giving Tuesday (Full Post)

MERCK and Viola Davis Hone a Focus on National Diabetes Month through Film "A Touch of Sugar", Associated Educational Resources (Full Resource)

Health Fitness Names Sean McManamy as New President (Full Post)

Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island Celebrates 25th Anniversary (Full Post)

Iowa Chronic Care Consortium partners with the Ministry of Public Health and Hamad Medical Corporation to Offer Comprehensive Training in Clinical Health Coaching (Full Post)

Turn-Key Health White Paper Highlights Role of Structure & Process to Close Clinical, Non-Clinical Health Care Gaps (Full Post)

Capital Blue Cross Reminds Members that Vaccines are Covered, as Measles Cases Rise (Full Post)

American College of Lifestyle Medicine Announces Addition of Clinical Care Innovator Silver Fern Healthcare to its Lifestyle Medicine Corporate Roundtable (Full Post)

HealthEC, LabCorp, and the New Jersey Primary Care Association Announce Strategic Collaboration to Advance Value-Based Care at Community Health Centers (Full Post)

Independent Health recognized as one of the best insurance companies for Medicare Advantage coverage by U.S. News & World Report (Full Post)

GEHA Employees Raise $10,000 Through Volunteerism in Support of Cornerstones of Care, a Regional Behavioral Health Care Organization Committed to Creating Safe and Healthy Communities (Full Post)

National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) Announces FY2020 Board of Directors (Full Post)

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