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June 14, 2019 -
General Membership Meeting

October 25, 2018 -
General Membership Meeting

November 14, 2017 -
General Membership Meeting

April 27, 2017 -
General Membership Meeting

November 3, 2016 -
General Membership Meeting

April 1, 2016 -
General Membership Meeting

June 4, 2015 -
General Membership Meeting

March 28, 2014 -
General Membership Meeting

September 27, 2013 -
General Membership Meeting

May 31, 2013 -
General Membership Meeting

  • Keynote speaker Dr. Marlene B. Schwartz, Deputy Director of the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity at Yale University will be speaking about how employers can help combat obesity in their workforce. Dr. Schwartz will also discuss how you can provide information and education on nutrition and physical and activity related community resources for employees and their families.

March 1, 2013 -
General Membership Meeting

  • Keynote speaker: Dr. Marlene B. Schwartz, Deputy Director of the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity at Yale University
  • Speaker: Peter Van Loon, Chief Operations Officer for Connecticut's public health insurance exchange
  • Vendor Fair

September 28, 2012 -
General Membership Meeting

  • Connecticut's Health Insurance Exchange
  • Successfully Engaging Your Employees in Health Management Programs

May 8, 2012 -
Fairfield County Mixer

May 15, 2012 -
Hartford County Mixer

March 30, 2012
Discussions to strategize on Connecticut's approach to three pressing health care issues:

  • Continuing our efforts to build a strong primary care health system
  • The value of a multi-payer claim database to employers
  • Connecticut's Health Insurance Exchange

October 28, 2011
General Business - Identification of Employer / Provider Pilot Programs

  • Review of Membership Survey of Potential Pilots
  • Discussion and Selection of Top Three Employer / Provider Pilots
    • Multi-Payer Patient Centered Medical Home
    • Medication Therapy Management
    • Reduction of Unnecessary Emergency Room Utilization

June 10, 2011
General Business - Celebrating Health Care Innovation in Connecticut

  • Michael Samuelson – Our Changing Health Care System and the Need      for Employer Involvement
  • Health Care Innovation in other Markets            (Lowes, Boeing), Dr. Russ Robbins
  • Connecticut Health Care Innovation Recognition (presentations by Connecticut health care providers that are taking innovative approaches to improving quality and value)

March 3, 2011
General Business Meeting - Focus on Wellness

  • The Business Imperative for Wellness, Ron Williams, Aetna Chairman
  • Legal Impact – Wellness Programs
  • Employer Panel – Best Practices (Northeast Utilities, AIFS, Sacred Heart University
  • Building a Wellness Dashboard, Nancy Lusignan, Aetna
  • Barriers to Engaging Employees in the Pursuit of Good Health, Dr. Jim Cox-Chapman, ProHealth

September 23, 2010

  • The Importance of Business Coalitions / Patient Centered Medical Homes, Dr. Paul Grundy, IBM
  • Presentations from candidates for Connecticut Lieutenant Governor
  • Update from Governor’s Special Advisor on Health Reform

May 14, 2010
Grassroots launch CTBGH

  • Experience of the Rhode Island Business Group on Health
  • Why Connecticut needs a Business Group on Health


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General Business Meeting - Friday, June 10, 2011

Celebrating Health Care Innovation in Connecticut

Health care innovation has the potential to dramatically improve outcomes, quality of life and lower employer and employee health care costs.  Our June general membership meeting will be focused on:

  • Educating our members on why we should care about health care delivery reform
  • Celebrating Connecticut health care providers who are taking innovative approaches to improving health care value
  • Identifying potential employer / provider health care innovation pilots in Connecticut

Agenda: .pdf

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  • Welcome and CTBGH Updates
  • Keynote Speaker: Michael H. Samuelson - Our Changing Health Care System and the Need for Innovation and Collaboration

    Michael H. Samuelson
    Author and Disease Prevention Analyst
    Adjunct Professor, Health Management, University of RI
    Annual Guest Lecturer, Mens Health, University of Michigan
    Founding President and CEO, The Health and Wellness Institute

  • Over the past 35 years --- from Boston to Brussels, London to Little Rock, Peoria to Paris and Harrisburg to Havana, Cuba --- Michael Samuelson has lectured on leadership, health promotion, patient experience, health policy, disease prevention and the dynamics of behavior change. An author of five books and numerous articles on leadership and behavior change, his work has been featured on the ABC News program, 20/20, The CBS Morning Show, CNN and MSNBC as well as numerous national print publications including The New York Times, Boston Globe, The Lancet, Employee Benefit News, Business Week and USA Today.

  • Health Care Innovation
    • Lowe’s, Boeing - Lowe’s and Boeing have executed successful innovative approaches to improving health care value. Their two experiences will be described.
    • Connecticut Innovators - CTBGH has invited Connecticut health care providers to submit nominations describing innovative initiatives that have positively impacted employer and participant health care value through higher quality, lower cost, or increased presenteeism. All nominees will be recognized, and two will be selected (by a committee representing businesses, health care providers, state government, and the non-profit health foundation community) to present at our meeting.
  • Discussion of Potential/Provider Health Care Innovation Pilots in Connecticut
  • Closing Remarks

Agenda in .pdf format

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Time:  7:30 am - 8:00 am

8:00 am - 11:00 am


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