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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

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

Creating a Constituency for Efficiency in Health Care

9/2/2021
While most of us would agree that the U.S. health care system isn’t efficient, the path forward to decreasing costs while maintaining quality often seems overwhelming. So where do we begin? And how can we create a “constituency for efficiency” to drive meaningful improvement? On this episode of the Business Group on Health Podcast, we […]

Duration:00:37:14

Moving Forward with Empathy: Messaging to the Unvaccinated

8/20/2021
For decades, the Ad Council has brought together the advertising industry to serve the social good through public service engagement; today, they’re providing critical information to Americans across the country about the COVID-19 pandemic, with a specific focus on building vaccine confidence among the unvaccinated. In this episode of the Business Group on Health podcast, […]

Duration:00:26:36

The Verdict is In: The Pandemic Has Accelerated the Future

7/30/2021
In July 2020, we spoke with Professor Mauro Guillén, author of 2030: How Today’s Biggest Trends Will Collide and Reshape the Future of Everything, on the global factors influencing the next decade and the role of COVID-19 as an accelerant of this new reality. A year later, we check in with Dr. Guillen about the […]

Duration:00:27:37

Where Do We Go From Here? Reflections on the COVID-19 Response from a White House Insider

7/16/2021
The rollout of COVID-19 vaccines in the U.S. has downgraded the coronavirus pandemic from an existential threat to a manageable challenge, according to Andy Slavitt, former Senior Advisor for COVID Response in the Biden Administration. But despite the great strides we’ve made as a country, there’s still more work to be done. In this episode […]

Duration:00:24:28

Business Group on Health: Can Incentives Help Us Reach our Vaccine Goals?

7/2/2021
Entities across the U.S. are pulling out all the stops to urge people to get the COVID-19 vaccine, from entries into multi-million-dollar lotteries, to free college tuition, to giveaways galore. On this episode of the Business Group on Health Podcast, we speak with behavioral economist, Dr. Kevin Volpp, on key design choices and tradeoffs among […]

Duration:00:23:13

The Power of Purpose-Driven Companies

6/18/2021
Purpose-driven companies aren’t just important, they’re also a growing trend, says Bill Novelli, author of Good Business: The Talk, Fight, Win Way to Change the World. And in order to compete for talent and succeed in the world today, businesses must connect with employee and consumer values and interests. But how do companies know what […]

Duration:00:23:12

An Inside Look at Lincoln Financial Group’s Commitment to Equity and Engagement

6/3/2021
Already a best employer for women, diversity and disability inclusion, Lincoln Financial Group has doubled down on its commitment to racial equity and engagement over the past year. Using a combination of employee feedback, Board and leadership-driven action items, and external partnerships, the Fortune 200 company is actively shaping and shifting its culture to deliver […]

Duration:00:33:07

Your Workforce is Interviewing Your Building

5/13/2021
According to Dr. Joe Allen, even though we spend 90% of our lives indoors, we often overlook the role that buildings play in our health and well-being. But for employers thinking about bringing employees back to the office this summer or fall, the impact of indoor spaces can no longer be ignored. In this episode […]

Duration:00:34:13

Mental Health Check-In: How We’re Doing and Ways Employers Can Help

4/29/2021
It’s no secret that the pandemic has been detrimental to our mental health. The American Psychological Association’s report, Stress in America 2021: Pandemic Stress One Year On, quantifies the toll it’s taken, illuminating the profound effect of prolonged stress on parents, essential workers, communities of color and people of different generations. In conversation with Dr. […]

Duration:00:30:32

Overcoming FONO – Fear of Normal

4/18/2021
For more than a year we’ve upended our daily lives and altered our behavior to avoid contracting the coronavirus. Post-vaccination, why are we uncertain and even anxious about taking off masks around other vaccinated people, sending our kids back to school, and returning to the office? For many of us, the transition back to life […]

Duration:00:29:33

Artificial Intelligence in Health Care: Its Perils (Bias) and Potential

4/2/2021
Artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to transform the future of health care, but according to Dr. Ziad Obermeyer, it can also harm as much as it can help. That’s because bias and errors are built into the very algorithms we use to predict health care needs, “reproduce[ing] all of those ugly things that we […]

Duration:00:34:06

Burnout: Is Your Organization on Fire?

3/20/2021
For years, experts have been sounding the alarm that burnout is endangering the health and well-being of employees across the globe. Then the pandemic happened, and according to burnout expert Jennifer Moss, the stress of the last year “has been like putting a match to a workforce in drought.” In our latest podcast, we speak […]

Duration:00:25:40

Business Group on Health: Roots of Obesity: The Many Factors that Affect Our Weight and Global Efforts to Influence Them for Good

2/27/2021
The data on worldwide obesity are stunning: obesity has tripled in the last 50 years and overweight and obesity kill more people than underweight. How can we come together as a global community to halt this devastating disease? According to Dr. Olivia Barata Cavalcanti, we can start by encouraging “people to have less judgment and […]

Duration:00:32:02

Business Group on Health: How and When We Can Head Back to the Office

2/20/2021
Is returning to the workplace on the horizon? With COVID-19 cases falling and vaccination numbers rising, heading back to the office suddenly seems plausible. But how and when this can happen depends on a number of factors, including the effectiveness of vaccines at reducing virus transmission. In this episode of the Business Group on Health […]

Duration:00:30:10

Business Group on Health: The Promise of the COVID-19 Vaccines and the Perils of Falling Behind on Distribution

2/6/2021
The COVID-19 vaccines offer promise for a brighter future but “we’re not out of the woods yet,” says Dr. Bob Wachter, Professor and Chair of the Department of Medicine at UCSF. In a race against emerging variants, efficient vaccine distribution is crucial…but can we get there? In this episode of the Business Group on Health […]

Duration:00:42:25