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PHA January 2020 Newsletter - The Voice of Population Health 

With the calendar turn of a new year and a new decade comes with it the setting of a new horizon for our field. Whether you are a health care provider, payer, solution or other kind of support provider, we hope that the dust has settled on closing the previous year, that your strategy sessions have been robust and ambitious, and that your teams have clear eyes on your population health management goals ahead. 

This month's PHA Voice newsletter features an announcement about the upcoming PHA Forum20, two upcoming educational webinars, a compelling new paper from our official journal Population Health Management, an opportunity to join the Population Health community and pledge to advance Diabetes prevention, PHA's newest member announcement, and news from our membership!

As you tackle your pop health plans for 2020 and beyond, turn to PHA for a national home-base for networking with your peer professional community, learning and education for professional development, and advocacy for our profession and field. 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. 

PHA Forum20 - Agenda Announced!

Don't miss this unique pop health learning and networking opportunity

*The PHA Forum20 will take place from 7:30am - 12:00pm on Monday March 30th, 2020 and will be immediately 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. 

Population Health for High-Risk Members Who Rely on Family Caregivers | A PHA Member Showcase Webinar

Learn how the empowerment of family caregivers can achieve the Triple Aim for 30% of Medicare Advantage plan members that have a cognitive impairment (e.g., dementia) or complex care needs. Join Dirk Soenksen, Co-Founder and CEO of Ceresti Health on February 12th at 2:00pm EST for a claims-based rationale for why family caregiver empowerment can be a high-value supplemental benefit for your members. 

Quantify Current and Future Risk at the Member Level to Apply Targeted Solutions | PHA's Provider Engagement Webinar Series

Join PHA for the next iteration of our Provider Engagement Webinar Series, "Quantify Current and Future Risk at the Member Level to Apply Targeted Solutions" presented by Ned Laubacher, Principal of Health Spectrum Advisors. On February 5th at 3:00pm EST, Mr. Laubacher will demonstrate how claims data can be used for targeted analytics such as correlating whether a current low-risk member is projected as a future high-risk member, triggering early-warning alerts for members with a new diagnosis typically associated with a subsequent specialty drug prescription, and much more! You will be amazed by the detailed pop health data you can identify, then apply toward successful interventions!

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. Check out Building a Culture of Health and Well-Being at Merck by Cathryn Gunther of Merck et al; an outstanding resource for employers who are seeking to advance population health in their workplace. Also, register for the PHA Forum20 to hear from the authors of this paper on March 30th, 2020!

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). We call on the entire population health community to pledge their intention to advance Diabetes prevention and look forward to supporting efforts along the way. 

Welcome New PHA Member: Saint Luke's

"Saint Luke's Health System is on a journey to transform our health system care delivery model and administrative practices to improve health outcomes for our community through the delivery of evidence-based solutions and support models implemented across the continuum of community, health care and employer settings. We are pleased to join the Population Health Alliance and to partner with PHA and member organizations so that collectively we can better advance key population health strategies locally, regionally, and nationally." - Daphne Bascom MD, Vice President, Population Health
PHA Members in the News:
GEHA and Veterans Community Project are partnering to host a Kansas City Chiefs' championship rally for the residents of VCP Village, staff, and guests. (Full Post)

Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Companies Join Forces with Civica Rx to Lower Costs of Select High-Cost Generic Medications (Full Post)

Voices for Healthy Kids released Fast Facts on Water Access in Schools, an informational resource on the health benefits of clean water access for kids. (Full Post)

Innovaccer's survey-based report titled, "The Science of Value-based Care: An Industry View" details the current state of readiness of healthcare organizations in employing value-based care, while also providing tips on how minor changes in one's system framework can contribute to clinical excellence and technical efficiency. (Full Post)

NCQA blog told the story of how a small-town health center earned their Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) recognition. (Full Post)

GuideWell Selects Four Finalists in Caring for Caregivers Health Innovation Challenge (Full Post)

YMCA of the USA Teams with Lyft to Expand Access to Bikeshare (Full Post)

HMC Healthworks releases January podcast 'Behavior Change for Better Health (Full Post)

Tufts Health Plan announced plans to expand Virtual Health Care globally. (Full Post)

Turn-Key Health blog: Enhancing the Role of Case Managers to Resolve Social Determinants of Health (Full Post)

Transition to Success Founder iand CEO Marcella Wilson, PhD co-authored Social Determinants of Health-Relevant History, A Call to Action, An Organization's Transformational Story, and What Can Employers Do? alongside Osmick MJ in the American Journal of Health Promotion (Full Post)

American College of Lifestyle Medicine Meets Critical Need for Nutrition Education in Medical Schools with Free Culinary Medicine Curriculum (Full Post)

Bravo Wellness, the national wellness plan provider announced it will become a wholly owned subsidiary of the Ohio-based insurance company, Medical Mutual. (Full Post)

Leavitt Partners' Governor Leavitt co-authored an article which details a set of shared principles to help guide the development of social determinants of health measurement framework. (Full Post)

Mercy Hospitals Rank Among World's Most Technologically Advanced (Full Post)

Jefferson College of Population Health opens registration for Spring Populaiton Health Academy Sessions (Full Post)

eQ Health Solutions Develops First - And Only - CMS Certified Care Management Technology (Full Post)

National Association of Chronic Disease Directors Calls for Stronger FDA Action Against Flavored E-Cigarettes (Full Post)

Independent Health and Buffalo Bills Health & Wellness Challenge continues to motivate Western New Yorkers to get active, eat right and take charge of their health. (Full Post)

Merck Announces FDA Approval for ERVEBO® (Ebola Zaire Vaccine, Live), representing another milestone for the global partnership against Ebola. (Full Post)

Franciscan Health dedicated 'Hall Of Hope' in ceremony at Crown Point NICU (Full Post)

HGS AxisPoint Health issues new report "20/20 Vision: 9 Trends at the Heart of Tomorrow's Healthcare" (Full Post)

Geisinger's groundbreaking study provides medically actionable results to nealy 1,500 people (Full Post)

HealthEC Only Vendor Recognized for Having All SDOH Capabilities in 2019 KLAS Population Health Care Management Performance Report (Full Post)

Saint Luke's Health System highlighted "Intervnetional Pulmonology: The new sub-specialty that's catching lung cancer early in Kansas City" (Full Post)

Commission for Case Manager Certification hosts free webinar: Advanced Technology Meets Case Management (Full Post)

Wellsource CEO Chris McReynolds authored an article outlining 'Five Common Questions Employers Ask About Health Risk Assessments in Corporate Wellness Magazine (Full Post)

Solera deepens bench with new advisory board additions (Full Post)

Reinvestment Partners among ten Produce Prescription Projects awarded as part of $41.4 Million in Grants to Encourage Healthy Food Purchases for SNAP Participants (Full Post)

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