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Advancing Healthcare Value in
Southeastern Pennsylvania,
Southern New Jersey and Delaware
123 South Broad Street
Suite 1235
Philadelphia, PA 19109
Phone: 215.800.1064

Neil Goldfarb
President and CEO
Raymond Fabius
Consulting Medical Director
Eric Croft
Chief Operating Officer
Tanika Smith
Vice President of Member Services
Elzbieta Dziekonski
Director of Population Health Initiatives
Established in 2012, the Greater Philadelphia Business Coalition on Health (GPBCH) is a membership organization open to any employer that is corporately based or that has a significantly employed population in our service area. The Coalition’s service area includes the Philadelphia five-county region (Philadelphia, Bucks, Montgomery, Chester, and Delaware Counties), the State of Delaware, and Southern New Jersey (Camden, Burlington, Gloucester, Salem, Cumberland, Atlantic and Cape May Counties). GPBCH also offers affiliate memberships to organizations that do not participate as employers but have an interest in supporting GPBCH’s mission.

Our mission is to increase the value of health benefit spending for the region’s employers. We do this by improving workforce and community health, increasing healthcare quality and safety, and reducing healthcare costs. The Coalition represents employer interests in working with health plans, healthcare providers, benefits consultants, suppliers and other system stakeholders to address population health priorities and to ensure that when healthcare is needed it is accessible, affordable, equitable, high-quality, and safe.

GPBCH is one of more than 50 business coalitions that collaborate through the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions to influence national policy and to share expertise and best practices.

Click the link below for more information.
Greater Philadelphia Business Coalition on Health (GPBCH) Profile
Member Video and Written Testimonials on Value of GPBCH Membership

Coalition Initiatives
GPBCH’s Officers and Board of Directors set the Coalition agenda with input from interest groups that are open to all members. Examples of Coalition initiatives and accomplishments include:

o Creating transparency on hospital quality and safety
  • Serving as the Regional Leader for the Leapfrog Group Hospital and Ambulatory Surveys – a national initiative for facilities to voluntarily disclose quality and safety data; since 2012 Leapfrog Hospital Survey participation in the GPBCH region increased from 5% to 80%
  • Publishing an employer guide for evaluating hospital cost, quality and safety
  • Developing the nation’s first regional public report on quality of inpatient cancer care
  • Developing a joint replacement surgery provider cost and quality report
    o Developing tools to improve employee health and well-being
    • Promoting health and wellbeing through monthly wellness observances, healthy living guides, patient safety resources, and employer advisories for specific health conditions
    • Convening a Diabetes and Obesity Interest Group to provide employers with tools and strategies for weight management and diabetes prevention and management
    • Developing a “Healthy Employer Recognition Program”
      o Promoting Value-based Benefit Design