Initiatives

For 41 years, MBGH has been a leader in conducting applied research initiatives designed to gauge the impact of innovative health benefit tools and strategies and to provide solutions that support employer improvement efforts to manage the health of their populations. MBGH also focuses effort in the community and has developed a stakeholder collaboration improvement model that has successfully brought together members from the business, hospital, physician, health plan, government, consumer, and voluntary association sectors to support improved health and quality of care. 

Community Initiatives

Mental Health Collaborative

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MBGH member organizations identified that access to mental health services was a primary concern. The Mental Health Collaborative was formed to work across all stakeholders to identify and implement solutions.

Diabetes Action Plan

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The Illinois Department of Public Health developed a Diabetes Action Plan engaging MBGH as one of the many stakeholders to support the development of goals and implementing strategies to improve the health of the community.

Ensuring Appropriate Medical Care

MBGH is a national partner in the Choosing Wisely initiative that seeks to advance a national dialogue on avoiding unnecessary medical tests, treatments and procedures. The goal of this initiative is to promote conversations between clinicians and patients by helping individuals choose care that is supported by evidence and is truly necessary.

Improving Patient Safety

Midwest Business Group on Health is the Illinois Regional Leader for The Leapfrog Group, a non-profit organization which serves as the employers’ local and national voice on hospital and ambulatory surgical centers quality and patient safety.

Reducing the Cost of Poor Quality

Over expenditure in the health care system directly increases the costs employers face. An explanation of this dynamic is offered and has led to several campaigns to reduce health care costs

Improving Maternity Care

MBGH has created materials for employers and their populations to reduce unnecessary C-sections and inductions. View the materials and why this is important to employers.

Consumer/Employer Health Awareness

Improving health awareness reduces costs for employers. This initiative provides information for consumers to increase their health awareness through a variety of resources on several different health issues