THE LEARNING FORUM brings together individuals and organizations who are taking an innovative approach to health as a strategic imperative. We are actively engaged in the dialogue on “prevention and well-being” as well as “quality and cost” of health and health care. We share ideas and experience on the emerging trends that link health, sustainability, well-being, productive workplace and communities.
The issues are complex and interrelated and it will take senior executives from various functions, industries and agencies to find innovative solutions. Our forte, is bringing these disciplines together to help solve these emerging business challenges and seize opportunities.
If current trends continue, annual health-care costs for employers will rise 166 percent over the next decade -- to $28,530 per employee. Maintaining the status quo is simply not an option. (Source)
There is a blend of structured exchange, presentations, open forum discussion, and plenty of time for less formal interaction over breaks, meals, and social time. The content for each meeting is member-driven, but reflects the objectives of the Council. Our members tell us that the peer networking with informed, successful colleagues is the most valuable takeaway.
Hosted by Gallup in Washington, DC.
October 21-22, 2010
Gallup will share research on their latest New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller, Wellbeing: The Five Essential Elements
Hosted by the CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Atlanta on May 5-7, 2010.
The CDC presented their Healthier Worksite Initiative to addresses workforce health promotion and how a well-constructed and well-run program can reduce costs to the employer and improve employee health and moral.
Mayo Clinic shared their integrated Health Solutions and Fairfiew Health Systems demonstrated how they have taken a transformational approach to moving key metrics that effect outcome and cost by applying design thinking to the patient/provider experience.
The organizations that attended:
Alliance to Make US Healthiest, Burger King, Cardinal Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, General Electric, Hallmark Cards, Heart Math, IDEO, Marsh & McLennan, Mayo Clinic, Solucia Well, Southern Company, The Coca-Cola Company, The Home Depot
Hosted by The Institute for the Future, Palo Alto, CA on December 3, 2009
We had a great mix of experiences and perspectives sharing ideas to transform out health systems and nudge our organizations toward effective action. The Institute for the Future presented their recently released report, The Greening of Health: The Convergence of Health and Sustainability. The report combines a deep understanding of the global health economy, consumer behavior, health and medical technologies, health care delivery systems, and societal forces to identify and evaluate emerging trends, discontinuities, and innovations in the next three to ten years.
IFTF research has revealed that individuals are linking their personal health to community, ecology and the environment. They call this trend “Green Health.” Their research looks at the historical roots and drivers of this shift and analyzes various stakeholder implications. They look at Green Health values and practices and how they are likely to define whole new product and service categories across the global health economy. It will help organizations work with foresights to develop insights and strategic tools to better position themselves in the marketplace.
(Access to the report can be found under Resources)
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