February 2, 2010 was our third birthday, and what a celebration was had! We’ll be updating this post and adding more, but here are a few highlights for you:
JOHN J. MAHONEY MD AWARD for community health innovation was announced. Polishing Jack’s star is hardly necessary, yet we created this award to expand the concepts and innovations in value-based benefit design that has made Jack the icon that he is. For those who don’t know, Jack is a co-founder of the Center, serves as our Chief Medical Officer, and still spends a great deal of his time at Pitney Bowes and the Florida Business Health Coalition. Pitney is where Jack created the first value-based benefit design–but what most don’t know is that it was focused on behavioral health Rosenheck, Yale Pitney Bowes study EAP A surprise to Jack, this award is an innovator’s dream: a Pay-it-Forward award. Initial funding came through an educational grant from Johnson and Johnson Health Care Services, then the Center matched the funds. Now, multi-stakeholder collaboratives within a community can apply for the $40,000 award and the Center will provide oversight, training, and suggest innovative technology that will fuel value-based benefit designs. BUT THERE IS MORE: The community that wins the award must contribute $40,000 into the award “pot” so that the next community that applies will get the same oversight, etc., as the first–that’s the cool Pay-It-Forward concept, and it’s just how Jack works! He shares openly on his learnings, his experiences, and his challenges. For more on the award, Mahoney Award App FINAL Dr. Cathy Baase of Dow, medical director for Dow, a member of our Board and an expert in community health improvement, will chair the judging committee–all applications must be received electronically at the Center no later than May 31, 2010.
Michael Taylor MD (Chairman of our Board) and Wayne Burton MD (new Strategic Advisor and Master of Ceremonies for the Award announcement) were nothing short of stellar at the Board Meeting. You know Dr. Burton as the former Medical Director of JPMorgan Chase (and, before that, BankOne) and the research guru of Health and Productivity Management. Mike, of course, is the Medical Director for Health Promotion for Caterpillar. Over 80 people attended our Celebration and we inducted new members into the Fellows of the Center as well (more to follow later). Other luminaries included not only our Board of Directors, but also Mike Critelli (former CEO of Pitney Bowes and now the Chair of Dossia and the Dossia Foundation), Tom Parry (President of the Integrated Benefits Institute), Ron Loeppke MD (Chair of IBI, head of ACOEM’s HPM subgroup, and, now the President of US Preventive Medicine), Andy Webber (President of the National Business Coalition on Health), Tracey Moorhead and Jeanette May of DMAA: the Care Continuum Alliance (Tracey is President and Jeanette is VP of Research), Judy Cahill (Executive Director of AMCP), Sally Greenberg (Executive Director of National Consumer League) and Dr. Joycelyn Elders, former US Surgeon General and now a mainstay in our board meetings–she provides the inspiration close to the hard work we are all doing together.
Finally, at the Annual Meeting we launched the brand new survey that we commissioned from Buck Consultants (Michael Jacobs, National Practice Leader for Buck, is now on our Board of Directors). Our goal was to survey experienced companies for their view of value-based benefit designs. Key learnings: 87% use the VBD approach for prevention and wellness, 60% for chronic care management, and 26% for guidance in care delivery. Most important learnings: engage the employees faster AND make sure to engage the physicians/pharmacists/clinicians sooner. CHVI-BUCK VBD 2009 FINAL- Report
We’ll be posting more here, but, as I head off to the IBI-NBCH meeting in San Antonio, I was determined to get the highlights up so you could all share! Stay tuned, there is SO much more that we’re doing.