Advancing Primary Care – Most employers that purchase healthcare for their covered members spend only between 5-7% of their money on primary care. High-cost claimants, expensive inpatient stays (including the neonatal ICU) and specialty drugs not only command more dollars but also much more attention. Yet many of those expenses can be tracked back to inadequate or ineffective primary care. If you aren’t paying attention to the quality of your primary care or are trying to save money through cost-shifting, you are likely setting up for big preventable expenses down the road. Every employer needs a primary care strategy that can be built around advanced primary care.
COVID-19 Post-Crisis: Healthier Employees, Workplaces and Communities – Employers are key to building and sustaining trust during the “next normal”
- CDC Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 Vaccination
- CDC Novavax COVID-19, Adjuvanted Vaccine: Overview and Safety
Obesity Management Toolkit & the Obesity Action Brief – Tackling Obesity in the Workplace – Common thinking suggests obesity is a lifestyle choice involving a lack of will power and poor discipline. This is not true. Obesity is recognized by the CDC, the AMA and the FDA as a multi-faceted chronic disease requiring long-term management. It is a complex condition with genetic, physiological, psychological and environmental factors. Obesity is the most prevalent chronic condition in the United States today.
Mental Health – Supporting the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. More tools for employers:
- U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) partner toolkit (this includes printable materials such as wallet cards, refrigerator magnets, and other items to help employers spread the word)
- National Alliance on Mental Illness “Reimagining Crisis Response tools and resources”