Massachusetts Employer Health Coalition Kickoff Breakfast

In partnership with the Health Policy Commission, the Massachusetts Employer Health Coalition hosted an engaging forum on improving the appropriate use of emergency departments (ED) as a strategic step toward a more affordable health care system.


Tuesday, December 11, 2018
8 A.M. – 10 A.M.

The University of Massachusetts (UMass) Club
One Beacon St., 32nd Floor
Boston, MA 02108

The program included refreshed ED utilization data from the Health Policy Commission, special guest speakers, and practical tools and resources for employers to use within their organizations.

Specifically, the event featured a presentation from Louise Probst, RN, MBA. Ms. Probst is the Executive Director of the Midwest Health Initiative, a regional health improvement collaborative serving the state of Missouri, and the St. Louis Area Business Health Coalition (BHC), an employer coalition supporting more than 60 leading, self-insured employers. Together, these groups have led a successful multi-stakeholder effort to measure, report on, and reduce potentially avoidable ED use in St. Louis. 

About the Coalition

Founded in 2018, the Massachusetts Employer Health Coalition (MEHC) is an employer-led effort that, together with our Strategic Partners, seeks to use our collective influence to uncover solutions that drive real change in the health care delivery system and reduce costs. Our members include business organizations representing thousands of large and small employers across Massachusetts. The Coalition is seeking additional employer members to join, and intends to work collaboratively with its strategic partners and other important health care stakeholders, including health plans, hospitals, physicians, consumer advocates, labor unions, government agencies, and community organizations. 

For more information about MEHC, visit the website here.

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