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Be on the Move with PHA in 2019! 

2019 is shaping to be an even more exciting year for PHA with events such as the PHA Forum, many new members and special initiatives, not to mention an extension of our work on Social Determinants of Health! 

The PHA Board thanks its many committed members who are advancing Population Health for individuals and communities every day.  If you are not a PHA member join the Population Health Alliance today.
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PHA Innovation Summit and Capital Caucus 2019: Improving Health Through Financial Security: The Common Denominator Across Social Determinants and Populations


October 29th
7am - 3pm
Washington, D.C. 



Contact staff@populationhealthalliance.org to learn more.
Just Announced! PHA Professional Membership

PHA has expanded its membership with a new category of Professional Membership. Directors and vice presidents of Population Health affiliated with hospitals, provider groups, academic institutions, employers, and regional health plans are eligible to join. This membership is separate from PHA’s voting Corporate members key to transforming change in health care include health systems, health plans, employer solutions, academia, biopharma and technology and other solution companies.   

PHA Professional Membership Benefits

Specific to a Professional Membership in PHA, individuals will benefit from: peer-to-peer dialogues; educational webinars with guest speakers from PHA’s prestigious Board; participation in idea-sharing forums; opportunity to be selected to participate in various forums and surveys; access to exclusive publications and reports; and, discounted registration at PHA events. 

Join today to be able to join the next webinar available exclusively to our Professional Members, “The IPA Perpective on Value-based Care,” on May 15th presented by Dr. Jaan Sidorov. 

Basic Professional Member Benefits - $350
  • Networking with professional peers facing similar opportunities and challenges
  • Professional Members-only LinkedIn group to meet one another and share ideas
  • Opportunity to be selected to present at a PHA-hosted webinar or panel discussion
  • Discounted registration to attend conferences and meetings conducted and sponsored by PHA
  • PHA-hosted monthly discussion call on an Emerging Trend topic

Premium Professional Member Benefits - $675
Includes all of the Basic Membership Benefits plus:
  • Access to PHA-exclusive select publications
  • Opportunity to participate in market insight surveys and receive pre-release report copies
  • An online subscription to the peer-reviewed journal, “Population Health Management”
     
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PHA Forum 2019: Creating Value through Engagement & Social Determinant Levers
 
PHA would like to thank those who attended the PHA Forum 2019: Creating Value through Engagement & Social Determinant Levers.  
A special thank you to our sponsors:

PHA Thought Leadership - Don’t Miss This!

Look to our Chairman’s Leadership Circle for the latest thought provoking writings from the industry’s top thought leaders. If you would like to be considered as a contributor please email staff@populationhealthalliance.org.
PHA Provider Series Webinar: Evaluating the Impact of Year-Long, Augmented Diabetes Self-Management Support 

May 1st
3 - 4 pm ET

Speaker:
Leslie Kolb, MBA, BSN, RN

Chief Science and Practice Officer
American Association of Diabetes Educators

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ICYMI - PHA Provider Series Webinar: A High Touch Approach to Coordinating Care Across the Continuum

Speaker:
Ken Goldblum, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Tandigm Health
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Chairman Welcome

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Brent Ling as the Executive Director Population Health Alliance. Brent brings to PHA a wealth of expereince and creative thinking as a past  innovator, business cofounder, investor and strategic policy maker at the state and federal level advocating for a variety of nonprofits focused on healthy food access in low-income communities.

Brent  holds an  MSPH in Health Policy and Management at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. 

Please join me in welcoming Brent to this critical role for PHA and the industry.

Rose Maljanian
PHA Chairman of the Board

A Message From Brent Ling, PHA Executive Director

I am thrilled to be joining the innovative members and profusely dedicated board of directors at PHA. Throughout my career I’ve seen how powerful collective information sharing and practical research dissemination can have to make important and significant change; I come to this position with high expectations for what we can achieve together. Whether you’re working toward your business targets, advancing a synergistic nonprofit, or improving government policy, we’ll make far faster progress toward our population health goals if we learn from each others’ experiences. I hope you find PHA to be great place for this. 

We’ve opened the doors to our new office in Washington, DC, a leisurely walk (or a short bikeshare) from Capitol Hill. Please do come visit us when you’re in the District! Over the next few weeks I’ll be reaching out to members to better introduce myself, and learn more about your businesses and goals with PHA membership. If you’d like to set that up now, please feel free to schedule a call or find me at our office’s main phone line: 202.737.5476. I’m looking forward to working with you all.

Population Health Management

Population Health Management is the official journal for the Population Health Alliance. PHA corporate members receive a complimentary subscription. In a previous edition we had a full insert highlighting the PHA Value to Members. View the April 2019 issue out now!

In future issues we will include the PHA Member Showcase where your company could be highlighted to the journal's more than 14,000 corporate and individual subscribers.

Please contact Allison King at aking@populationhealthalliance.org or 202-737-5476 for more information on being featured in the PHA Member Showcase. 

Population Health Management’s editorial board is seeking manuscript submissions for review. Please review criteria and information for submission

PHA Members in the News
Amgen receives FDA Approval For EVENITY™ (romosozumab-aqqg) For The Treatment Of Osteoporosis In Postmenopausal Women At High Risk For Fracture

Amgen and UCB announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved EVENITY™ (romosozumab-aqqg) for the treatment of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women at high risk for fracture. EVENITY is the first and only bone builder with a unique dual effect that both increases bone formation and to a lesser extent reduces bone resorption (or bone loss) to rapidly reduce the risk of fracture. A full course of EVENITY therapy is 12 monthly doses administered by a healthcare provider.2 Since osteoporosis is a chronic disease, continued therapy with an anti-resorptive agent should be considered once EVENITY therapy is completed. More


Franciscan Health Representatives Join Northwest Indiana Leaders, Indiana First Lady, In Conversation On Reducing Infant Mortality

Franciscan Health representatives joined Indiana first lady Janet Holcomb, health advocates and Northwest Indiana leaders at a luncheon on April 4, 2019, to address the state's high rate of infant mortality. More


Geisinger Wins Challenge on Using Technology to Prevent Childhood Obesity

Geisinger has been selected as one of the winners for the Phase 1 of the "Using Technology to Prevent Childhood Obesity in Low-Income Families and Communities Challenge" by HRSA's Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB). The challenge aims to empower low income families to achieve healthy lifestyles and improve the health of communities across the U.S. using different approaches and technology platforms. The team in Geisinger initiated the creation of an app for pediatric patients that makes exercising seem like play called Pediatricians Prescribing Play. More


Solera Health, Blue Cross Blue Shield Institute Team Up on Social Determinants of Health Initiative

Solera Health, a digital platform that offers a marketplace for benefits and chronic disease management programs, announced that it is teaming up with Blue Cross Blue Shield Institute on a new program that will focus on social determinants of health. More


Merck Completes Tender Offer to Acquire Immune Design

Merck announced the successful completion of the cash tender offer, through a subsidiary, for all of the outstanding shares of common stock of Immune Design (NASDAQ: IMDZ) at a purchase price of $5.85 per share. As of the tender offer expiration, 41,970,607 shares of common stock of Immune Design were validly tendered and not withdrawn from the tender offer, representing approximately 86.75 percent of the outstanding common stock of Immune Design on a fully diluted basis. All of such shares have been accepted for payment in accordance with the terms of the tender offer, and Merck expects to promptly pay for such shares. More


Leavitt Partners Releases “The 2018 ACO Survey: Unique Paths to Success” White Paper

Leavitt Partners released “The 2018 ACO Survey: Unique Paths to Success.” This white paper reports the findings from the 2nd Annual ACO Survey of 203 Accountable Care Organizations, conducted in collaboration with the National Association of ACOs (NAACOS), to better understand current trends and predict future developments relating to ACOs. The survey covered topics related to contracting, financial risk, organizational structure, program initiatives, challenges, and priorities. More


Capital BlueCross Launches My Rx Guide

Capital BlueCross announced My Rx Guide, a first-of-its-kind arrangement in Central Pennsylvania in which a pharmacist will be embedded into a patient's medical care team in an outpatient setting. Pharmacists will actively collaborate and provide one-on-one medication consultation and support to physicians and patients. More


Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Study Shows a More Than 30 Percent Increase in ADHD Diagnoses Among Children

Nearly 2.4 million commercially insured children were diagnosed with ADHD, climbing 31 percent from 2010 to 2017, according to a new study of medical claims by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA). Part of the Blue Cross Blue Shield, The Health of America® series, “The Impact of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder on the Health of America’s Children,” found that about 40 percent of children with ADHD were also diagnosed with at least one other behavioral health disorder. More


Tufts Health Plan Expands Commitment to Improve Access and Quality of Addiction Treatment


Tufts Health Plan has joined the growing national movement to adopt eight “National Principles of Care” for the treatment of addiction that will improve outcomes and save lives. Shatterproof, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to ending the devastation addiction causes families, is spearheading the initiative. More

BioIQ Names Noted Physician Richard Popiel, MD, MBA as Senior Advisor

BioIQ, a healthcare technology, engagement and gap closure company that is redefining the way payers, employers and consumers navigate and connect with the U.S. healthcare system, announced today that Richard Popiel, MD, MBA is joining the company as senior advisor. More


Turn-Key Health Welcomes Charles G. Berg to the Board of Directors: Executive Leader at DaVita Medical Group, WellCare, UnitedHealth and Oxford

Turn-Key Health (Turn-Key), an Enclara Healthcare company, serving health plans, provider organizations and their members who experience a serious or advanced illness, welcomes Charles “Chuck” Berg, a veteran healthcare executive who has served in various leadership roles throughout the industry, to its board of directors. Currently, he is on the board of directors of DaVita Inc. and Justworks, Inc., a private human resources technology company. He is also a member of the Operating Council of Consonance Capital Partners, a healthcare-focused private equity firm. More


Ardmore Institute of Health Expands Leadership Team

Ron Stout, M.D., will join the Ardmore Institute of Health (AIH) as president and CEO on June 1. Kevin Brown, who has served as president and CEO of AIH since 2013, will become chief operating officer. More


Innovaccer Launches AI Tool to Manage Social Determinants of Health


Innovaccer's platform integrates data from EHRs, medical claims and lab systems to help hospitals, ACOs and other healthcare facilities extract actionable patient insights. With its new AI tool, healthcare organizations can use Innovaccer to send out surveys to patients that will help evaluate their social needs. More


Independent Health Partners with Reddy Bikeshare to Launch in City of Niagara Falls in 2019

The City of Niagara Falls announced today that bikesharing will become available to residents and visitors later this year. Reddy Bikeshare, in partnership with PHA member Independent Health, will continue to be operated by non-profit Shared Mobility Inc., but with additional support from the City of Niagara Falls. Bringing Reddy bikes to Niagara Falls is part of the city’s ongoing plans to encourage bicycling and to make the area more bike-friendly. More



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If you would like to have your PHA member company featured in Population Health in the News contact Allison King at aking@populationhealthalliance.org (202) 737-5476 
The PHA Board thanks its many committed members who are advancing Population Health for individuals and communities every day.  If you are not a PHA member join the Population Health Alliance today.
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