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  • The Affordable Care Act introduced numerous reforms aimed at helping small businesses provide health benefits for their employees—and it’s poised to take those reforms a step further next year by expanding the definition of small group to include mid-sized employers.

  • This webinar explored health plan strategies for improving pediatric preventive care by promoting Bright Futures guidelines through provider networks and directly to members.

  • We’ve all heard about the eye-popping price tags: cancer drugs that cost $14,000 a month, new hepatitis C drugs pegged at $84,000 for a course of treatment.

  • Each year millions of children miss screenings, immunizations and well visits despite the lifelong benefits of preventive care in childhood. The Affordable Care Act expands coverage of all preventive services recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics in the Bright Futures guidelines.

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation has published a report evaluating the evidence base for interventions to address the social determinants of health.

  • The emergence of new online tools—built by journalists, for journalists—has made it easier than ever to visualize health care data. With the power to build charts comes the responsibility to portray information accurately and in a way that enhances the story for your readers.

Webinar: Investing in a Healthier America: Health Plan and Community Partnerships

February 11th, 2014, 1:00 PM EST

The current generation of children may be the first in U.S. history to live shorter, sicker lives than their parents.  Already, more than half of Americans have at least one chronic disease. The majority of these conditions are preventable, but the scale of the problem necessitates interventions beyond the walls of the doctor’s office. Community-based prevention programs, amplified by support from both the public and private sectors, are a critical part of the push to achieve a healthier America.

This webinar will highlight ways health plans and communities can work together to support healthy lifestyles. Speakers will discuss the following: 

  • high-impact prevention strategies, such as integrating public health into new health care delivery and payment models
  • the Blue Zones Project in Iowa, which aims to make healthy choices easier through environmental changes and social support on a local level
  • a public-private partnership that has improved access to fresh produce by expanding community gardens to every county in North Carolina

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This webinar was developed in a collaboration with the Trust for America's Health.

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