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Business Group on Health is a community of members, a team of experts, an ally for large employers, a health and benefits authority, and a tenacious voice in health care policy, to name just a few of our roles. Our employer members are engaged and leading the charge - driving innovation in employer sponsored health care and seeking new viewpoints as they develop best-in-class programs for employees and their families. As a leading voice in health care policy, the Business Group has an impact on a global scale and provides respected commentary on larger industry trends. The Business Group on Health Podcast, hosted by Ellen Kelsay and LuAnn Heinen, showcases this thought leadership by featuring conversations with guests who bring insights and perspectives about the trends shaping modern health care issues relevant to large employers.

Business Group on Health is a community of members, a team of experts, an ally for large employers, a health and benefits authority, and a tenacious voice in health care policy, to name just a few of our roles. Our employer members are engaged and leading the charge - driving innovation in employer sponsored health care and seeking new viewpoints as they develop best-in-class programs for employees and their families. As a leading voice in health care policy, the Business Group has an impact on a global scale and provides respected commentary on larger industry trends. The Business Group on Health Podcast, hosted by Ellen Kelsay and LuAnn Heinen, showcases this thought leadership by featuring conversations with guests who bring insights and perspectives about the trends shaping modern health care issues relevant to large employers.

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United States

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Business Group on Health is a community of members, a team of experts, an ally for large employers, a health and benefits authority, and a tenacious voice in health care policy, to name just a few of our roles. Our employer members are engaged and leading the charge - driving innovation in employer sponsored health care and seeking new viewpoints as they develop best-in-class programs for employees and their families. As a leading voice in health care policy, the Business Group has an impact on a global scale and provides respected commentary on larger industry trends. The Business Group on Health Podcast, hosted by Ellen Kelsay and LuAnn Heinen, showcases this thought leadership by featuring conversations with guests who bring insights and perspectives about the trends shaping modern health care issues relevant to large employers.

Language:

English

Contact:

4156328882


Episodes

“We Can Make Strides in Preventing Suicide”

8/5/2022
The latest data show that suicide is the twelfth leading cause of death in the U.S. and among those with the highest rates are younger, working age adults (ages 25-34). While there are a multitude of factors that contribute to suicidal behavior, there are also several evidence-based things that employers – and society at large […]

Duration:00:43:36

Is the Future of Medicine Functional Medicine? A Conversation with Dr. Mark Hyman

7/21/2022
What if we focused on the conditions for creating health rather than treating disease? This simple change in perspective is the foundation of functional medicine: promoting health by focusing on the body as “one whole ecosystem” rather than different parts that must be addressed separately. On today’s episode of the Business Group on Health Podcast, […]

Duration:00:33:00

When Pay Isn’t Enough: Driving Business Value Through Financial Security

7/8/2022
More than 80% of working Americans say financial insecurity is a major problem, reflecting the fact that many in the U.S. live paycheck to paycheck, lack emergency savings, and experience financial anxiety. Businesses are taking note, realizing that what they pay employees isn’t always enough to achieve financial security. On today’s episode of the Business […]

Duration:00:35:45

Conversations about End-of-Life Care are Key to Improving the Experience for Patients, Providers and Families

6/17/2022
In medicine death is seen as a failure, and we do everything we can to avoid failure. This supports the societal stigma associated with talking about death and dying, as we no longer see death as a part of life. But one of the unexpected outcomes of the pandemic is that it’s made the conversation […]

Duration:00:29:04

The Impact of Climate Change on our Collective Mental Health

6/3/2022
Studies on climate change show wide and serious effects on our mental and physical health. In this episode of the Business Group on Health Podcast’s two-part series on climate change, we speak with Dr. Susan Clayton, a conservation psychologist and professor at the College of Wooster, about the relationship between warming weather and our mood […]

Duration:00:29:04

Virtual Reality – The Next Frontier in Health Care

5/21/2022
What do mitigating pain, overcoming phobias, changing harmful behaviors and calming anxiety have in common? They’re all addressed through virtual reality. In this episode of the Business Group on Health Podcast, we speak with Dr. Walter Greenleaf, a behavioral neuroscientist who is recognized internationally as one of the founders of the field of therapeutic virtual […]

Duration:00:41:14

Your Gut Reaction is Real – How Gut Health Influences You Physically and Emotionally

5/6/2022
Over the last few years there’s been increasing public interest in “gut health” – research tells us that a healthy gut microbiome can not only help us lose or maintain weight, but also influences so much more, including our mood, our immune response, and a myriad of health conditions. On this episode of the Business […]

Duration:00:34:51

The Social and Emotional Tax of Sleep Loss

4/15/2022
When we talk about sleep and health, our conversations usually focus on the physical impact of sleep loss. Far less discussed, but just as important, are the social and emotional changes taking place when we don’t get the sleep we need. That’s the focus of today’s episode of the Business Group on Health Podcast, in […]

Duration:00:37:39

The Maternal and Infant Mortality Crisis

4/1/2022
A recent report from the National Center for Health Statistics provided unwelcome news – during the first year of the pandemic the number of deaths among pregnant women and new mothers rose 14%, with Black women most affected. Why does the United States have some of the worst rates for maternal and infant health as […]

Duration:00:36:35

Living With COVID in 2022 – Considerations for Now and the Future

3/25/2022
Although the U.S. is in a more positive phase of the pandemic than two years ago, many are wondering how long it might last (especially in light of surges abroad) and how we should best prepare for the future. In this episode of the Business Group on Health Podcast, we do a pandemic check-in with […]

Duration:00:28:33

Can Changing How We Think about Addiction Lead to More Effective Treatment?

3/11/2022
The United States is experiencing an addiction crisis with historical levels of drug overdose deaths, prompting increased urgency to treat addiction with both evidence and empathy. During this episode of the Business Group on Health Podcast, we speak with Dr. Carl Erik Fisher, an addiction psychiatrist who came to this area of specialty after facing […]

Duration:00:37:33

Are Psychedelics the Next Big Breakthrough in Mental Health Treatment?

2/25/2022
While once deemed to have no medical value, there’s currently a race underway to study and gain FDA approval for the use of psychedelics as a mental health treatment. In this episode of the Business Group on Health Podcast, we speak with Olivia Goldhill, investigative reporter at STAT, about this race and why psychedelic therapy […]

Duration:00:29:38

Combatting Climate Change as a Prescription for Health and Equity

2/4/2022
Climate change touches everything important to us, according to Dr. Renee Salas, and that includes our health and well-being. And perhaps there’s no clearer example of how we’re all bound together by the effects of climate change than the 2021 Dixie Fire that caused unhealthy air quality well beyond California’s state lines. In this episode […]

Duration:00:36:55

Integrating Virtual Health into the Broader Care Continuum

12/17/2021
In-person care, telehealth, and apps, oh my! With so many care delivery choices available to patients, when does it make sense to engage virtually and when is it best to leave the screen behind? In our conversation with Dr. Ateev Mehrotra, hospitalist and associate professor in the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical […]

Duration:00:27:24

What We Know About Long Covid

12/3/2021
For people recovering from COVID-19, the journey back to health and well-being can be a long and winding road. Some suffer from crippling fatigue; others experience brain fog; and still others can’t seem to catch their breath. How do we treat the lingering symptoms known as long COVID and what is the outlook for patients […]

Duration:00:32:55

Centering our Conversation about Quality Through a Health Equity Lens

11/25/2021
Over 20 years ago the Institute of Medicine included “equitable” as one of six domains of quality, but when we talk about equity and quality today, we don’t often discuss them in tandem. To reach health improvement goals, that must change. In this episode of the Business Group on Health Podcast, we speak with Dr. […]

Duration:00:29:55

How to Make Work and Family Work: An Economist Weighs In

11/5/2021
Parenting is a deeply personal journey with profound professional implications. And never has it been more important for employers to acknowledge and adopt strategies to help employees and their families navigate pregnancy, the baby years, and beyond. In this episode of the Business Group on Health Podcast, we speak with Emily Oster, PhD, an economist […]

Duration:00:28:14

Improving Community Health Through Collaboration and Data

10/22/2021
In Nashville, TN, there is a collaborative movement underway to improve the health of the city that involves the largest employers, health care systems, non-profits and community leaders. Key to this movement called NashvilleHealth, are the use of data, the input of diverse expertise and the alignment of resources. On this episode of the Business […]

Duration:00:38:30

Equality, Inclusion and Belonging for LGBTQ Employees: Insights from Accenture

10/8/2021
How can workplaces create equality, inclusion and belonging for LGBTQ+ employees? That’s the topic of this episode of the Business Group on Health Podcast, in which we speak with Beck Bailey, Managing Director of Inclusion & Diversity at Accenture. A nationally recognized expert on transgender inclusion policy, Beck says that he’s working with his team […]

Duration:00:39:58

Pandemic Update with Award Winning Science Writer Apoorva Mandavilli

9/20/2021
The day the WHO declared a global pandemic. The roll-out of the first vaccines. The rise of the Delta variant. The announcement of vaccine mandates. For all these moments and everything in between, Apoorva Mandavilli has been tirelessly reporting on the pandemic. Her meticulously researched journalism has kept us informed about the most pressing issues […]

Duration:00:32:14