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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 - October 28, 2011

Identification of Employer / Provider Pilot Programs

7:30 - 8:00 am

Arrival and Breakfast

8:00 - 8:30 am

Welcome from Lori Pasqualini, President of Connecticut Business Group on Health and CTBGH Committee Updates

8:30 - 10:00 am

Potential Employer / Provider Pilots in Connecticut

  • CTBGH Member Survey Response results overview
  • CTBGH Member Discussion Around Which Pilots Make Sense
10:00 - 10:30 am Break and CTBGH Member Networking/Idea Sharing
10:30 - 11:00 am
Keynote Speaker: Jeannette B. DeJesús, MPA, MSW, Special Advisor to the Governor on Healthcare Reform, Deputy Commissioner, Connecticut Department of Public Health

In January 2011, Jeannette DeJesús joined the administration of Governor Dannel P. Malloy, as the Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Public Health and Special Advisor to the Governor on Healthcare Reform, a cabinet-level position.

Commissioner DeJesús is committed to the implementation of health care reform to increase affordability and access for Connecticut residents.

Most recently, Commissioner DeJesús was the Vice President of the Connecticut Hospital Association, where she led advocacy efforts and helped to develop effective strategies for implementing national healthcare reform, particularly with regard to special populations. Prior to her time there, she spent eight years as the President and CEO of the Hispanic Health Council, where she led efforts to improve the health and social well-being of Latinos and other diverse groups through community-based research, direct service, training, and policy advocacy.

Commissioner DeJesús previously served as the Deputy Executive Director and the Executive Vice President of the National Conference for Community and Justice. From 1995-1999, she was the program coordinator at St. Vincent’s Hospital’s rape crisis program in New York City. She has co-chaired the Sustinet Tobacco Task Force and the Commission on Health Equity. She also served on the boards of Hartford Hospital, Hartford Health Care Corporation, Connecticut Voices for Children and the Public Health Foundation of Connecticut. Commissioner DeJesús holds a Master of Social Work from New York University, as well as a Master in Public Administration from Harvard University.

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Time:  7:30 am - 8:00 am

8:00 am - 11:00 am


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