Initiatives

Initiatives

For 39 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

Ensuring Appropriate Medical Care

MBGH is a national partner in The Choosing Wisely initiative that is focused on helping patients identify when screenings, tests and procedures are appropriate for them. MBGH provides the Choosing Wisely materials to employers for their use.

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.

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

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

Tobacco Cessation

Implement smoke-free campuses and smoking cessation benefit packages which are all included in the Smoking Cessation Toolkit