North Carolina Business Group on Health

Action Briefs

Supporting Employees with Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) through Aspirin Therapy

Supporting Employees with Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) through Aspirin Therapy

A recent study from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) reinforces the positive impact of aspirin, regardless of dose, in preventing heart attacks and strokes in people living with heart disease. This Action Brief equips employers with action steps to help employees with CVD make informed decisions about aspirin dosing.

 

Debunking COVID-19 Vaccine Myths

Debunking COVID-19 Vaccine Myths

With the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in high gear, misinformation has flooded communication channels and led to widespread concern and vaccine hesitancy. Employers play a key role in debunking the abundant myths and reassuring employees and their families that deep research has proven the vaccines to be highly safe and effective.

 

COVID-19 Healthcare Impact – The Long View

COVID-19 Healthcare Impact – The Long View

Looking beyond the immediate concerns of COVID-19 vaccination and testing, this Action Brief revisits the potential long-term impact of the pandemic on employer baseline healthcare strategies. Recommendations for employers include how best to promote essential healthcare, implement benefits that fully integrate mental health care, and include telehealth options to remove care barriers.

 

COVID-19 and Immunizations

COVID-19 and Immunizations

This Action Brief provides practical things employers can do to help guide employees through uncertain times to ensure widespread vaccine adoption.

 

What Makes Primary Care Advanced Primary Care

What Makes Primary Care Advanced Primary Care

Advanced primary care (APC) delivers increased value for patients and purchasers by encompassing seven key attributes. Learn more about how APC leads to improved patient health, satisfaction and engagement; reduces unnecessary and emergency care; and has the potential to save 15% or more of overall healthcare spend.

Medical Imaging: Broadening the Focus to Include Cost and Value

Medical Imaging: Broadening the Focus to Include Cost and Value

 Medical imaging accounts for 10% of healthcare spending — or $100 billion. Yet, with their laser focus on the cost of imaging, many employers and other healthcare purchasers have lost sight of the larger picture — value. Learn how to define and achieve value in medical imaging to ensure the best possible cost and quality outcomes for patients and purchasers.

High Value Preventive Care During COVID-19

High Value Preventive Care During COVID-19

Special focus on immunizations

October 2020

Biosimilars in the Pharmacy Benefit

Biosimilars in the Pharmacy Benefit

Despite the fact that less than 2% of the US population uses biologic drugs, they account for 26% of national prescription drug spending.  Biosimilars can expand options, enhance affordability, and increase access to therapy.

June 2020

Cannabis Products on the Formulary

Cannabis Products on the Formulary

Adhering to evidence-based and value-based standards.

June 2020

Hospital Payment Strategies

Hospital Payment Strategies

Setting Price and Quality Expectations

January 2020

Patient-Centered Value

Patient-Centered Value

Advancing the Employers Role in Healthcare Quality and Safety

November 2019

Postpartum Depression

Postpartum Depression

Removing Barriers to Postpartum Depression Care

July 2019

Obesity

Obesity

Confronting a Misunderstood and Undermanaged Workforce Disease

June 2019

Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric Surgery

A Fresh Look at Benefit Design Considerations

May 2019

Choosing Wisely

Choosing Wisely

Putting Care Back in the Hands of Doctors and Patients

October 2018

COVID Resources

Debunking COVID-19 Vaccine Myths

Debunking COVID-19 Vaccine Myths

With the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in high gear, misinformation has flooded communication channels and led to widespread concern and vaccine hesitancy. Employers play a key role in debunking the abundant myths and reassuring employees and their families that deep research has proven the vaccines to be highly safe and effective.

 

COVID-19 Healthcare Impact – The Long View

COVID-19 Healthcare Impact – The Long View

Looking beyond the immediate concerns of COVID-19 vaccination and testing, this Action Brief revisits the potential long-term impact of the pandemic on employer baseline healthcare strategies. Recommendations for employers include how best to promote essential healthcare, implement benefits that fully integrate mental health care, and include telehealth options to remove care barriers.

 

The History of Vaccines

The History of Vaccines

Help employees understand the background of vaccines with this video

Spanish subtitled version available

 

Trusting Vaccines

Trusting Vaccines

A brief video to help employees understand and trust the COVID vaccine.

Spanish subtitled version available.

 

COVID-19 Vaccines – Get the Facts

COVID-19 Vaccines – Get the Facts

A brief video to better understand the COVID vaccine.

Spanish subtitled version available.

 

COVID-19 and Immunizations

COVID-19 and Immunizations

This Action Brief provides practical things employers can do to help guide employees through uncertain times to ensure widespread vaccine adoption.

 

High Value Preventive Care During COVID-19

High Value Preventive Care During COVID-19

Special focus on immunizations

October 2020

WHO- Getting Your Workplace Ready

WHO- Getting Your Workplace Ready

World Health Organization

Report – Getting Your Workplace Ready

February, 2020

CDC Guidance for Businesses and Employers

CDC Guidance for Businesses and Employers

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers

US Chamber of Commerce – Combating the Coronavirus

US Chamber of Commerce – Combating the Coronavirus

Resources for employers and consumers from the US Chamber of Commerce

CDC Public & Private Partner Call for COVID-19

CDC
Public & Private Partner Call
for COVID-19

CDC Webinar

Recorded March 4, 2020

Employer Town Hall on COVID-19 (National Alliance)

Employer
Town Hall
on COVID-19
(National Alliance)

National Alliance
Employer Town Hall
Webinar & Slides

Recorded March 10, 2020