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PHA February 2020 Newsletter - The Voice of Population Health 

Throughout the year, PHA is dedicated to being the national home for professional and business development in population health. Through the support and leadership of our member organizations, the PHA promise is to provide an opportunity to network with the leaders in our field, an opportunity to learn from the innovators and researchers, and the opportunity to effectively advocate for improved policy. Each of these pillars of our work ultimately combine to support thriving business and thriving patients. 

This month's PHA Voice newsletter features an announcement about the upcoming PHA Forum20, an exciting Member Showcase 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 and leap into spring 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 | March 30, 2020 | Philadelphia, PA

Succeeding in Value Based Care: Leveraging Population Health Management Strategies

In Case You Missed It: PHA Announced Dr. John Bulger, Chief Medical Officer at Geisinger Health Plan as a Keynote Speaker
Take a look at the event page for details on the full agenda, sponsorship opporutnity, and registration information. 
*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 Member Showcase Webinar

Join PHA for a unique dual Member Showcase webinar and Forum20 preview, "Driving Value Through Partnerships on Social Determinants of Health" presented by Audrey Sefakis, RN, MSN, CCM Director of Care Management, Commercial for Tufts Health Plan and Caroline Carney, MS, RDN, LDN Vice President, Business Development for Good Measures. On March 6th at 12:00pm EST, Audrey and Caroline will present a partnership between Tufts Health Plan and Good Measures that is bringing an upstream, food-as-medicine solution to their patients which aims to quell the tremendous diet-related medical condition and chronic disease costs and outcomes. Diet-related chronic diseases costs the health care system $1.7 trillion dollars each year through direct and indirect medical expenditures. Join us to learn more about the potential to address this major challenge among your populations! 

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 Opportunities for Community Health Worker Training to Improve Access to Health Care for Medicaid Enrollees, by McAlearney et al in the newly released February issue.   

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). 

Thank You to Two Congressional Champions

On behalf of PHA's Government Affairs Committee, thank you to Senator Mike Braun (IN) and Congressman Seth Moulton (MA06) for signing the Senate and House letters supporting Medicare Advantage and the people it serves. Medicare Advantage is at the forefront of population health innovation and the vast bicameral and bipartisan support demonstrated in these letters point toward a bright future for the program.  

Welcome New PHA Members: 

Please join PHA in welcoming Transition to Success and Reinvestment Partners as new members! 
“PHA is at the forefront of the changing fabric of our country’s healthcare system and provides excellent opportunities to meet and work with industry leaders. We are excited to join this dynamic and influential group.”  - Marcella Wilson PhD, Founder & CEO - Transition to Success
"Reinvestment Partners values our membership in PHA as a meaningful way to engage the healthcare sector from a population health perspective and work towards our mission of fostering healthy and just communities."  - Peter Skillern, Executive Director, Reinvestment Partners 
PHA Members in the News:
Geisinger announces additional resources for Sunbury community (Full Post)

Mercy's Hospital South announces Mary Beth Bulte has joined the leadership team as the new vice president of mission (Full Post)

Franciscan Alliance to Invest $20 Million in Michigan City to Repurpose Homer Street Campus (Full Post)

NCQA invites the public to comment on proposed changes to the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS®) (Full Post)

eQ Health Solutions' eQSuite® platform selected by AIDS Healthcare Foundation to elevate management of patient populations worldwide (Full Post)

National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) Staff Celebrates Further Expansion in 2020 with New Hires (Full Post)

Leavitt Partners releases "2020 Health Care Investment Outlook" which includes takeaways from hosting a series of investor roundtables at the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference (Full Post)

American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) Applauds NAACP on its Recent Passage of a Resolution Prioritizing Plant-Based Meals for Schools, Hospitals and Prisons (Full Post)

HMS Ranked No.1 in Care Management Solutions by KLAS Research (Full Post)

Populytics Teams Receive Service Excellence Award (Full Post)

Innovaccer Recognized by Gartner in the 2020 Provider CIOs: Improve Health Delivery Organization Profitability With Value-Based Performance Management Analytics Report (Full Post)

Social Health Bridge Launches Community Partnership in Louisiana (Full Post)

Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC) releases new issue brief "It's all about the client: How augmented intelligence brings AI to bear on the case management process" (Full Post)

Merck announced the election of Dr Christine Seidman and Kathy Warden to Board of Directors (Full Post)

Jefferson College of Population Health announces three programs as 2020 Hearst Health Prize Finalists (Full Post)

Capital BlueCross Advances Its Precision Drug Access & Cost Reduction Initiatives with New Pharmacy Benefit Manager (Full Post)

Tufts Health Plan Earns Highest Rating Possible in 2020 Corporate Equality Index (Full Post)

HealthEC highlighted in Healthcare Finance report on KLAS evaluation of value-based care vendors (Full Post)

Olio Launches Healthcare Communication Platform (Full Post)

Saint Luke's Hedrick Medical Center announces new scholarship to support individuals in the surrounding rural communities who have chosen the path to become a physician (Full Post)

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