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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.

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Greater Philadelphia Business Coalition on Health (GPBCH) Profile.

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 Survey – a national initiative encouraging hospitals to voluntarily disclose data on safety practices and outcomes; since 2012 the percentage of hospitals participating in the survey in the GPBCH region increased from five percent to seventy seven percent
  • Developing the nation’s first regional public report on quality of inpatient cancer care
    o Developing tools to improve employee health and well-being
    • Sharing GPBCH employer survey findings on barriers to wellness program engagement
    • Convening a Diabetes Prevention Learning Collaborative/Obesity Interest Group to provide employers with tools and strategies for weight management and diabetes prevention
    • Developing a “Healthy Employer Recognition Program” in partnership with Get Healthy Philly
    • Developing a calendar of monthly high-priority wellness-related national observances and disseminating resources for employers to use in worksite campaigns
      o Promoting Value-based Benefit Design
      • Developing recommendations for smoking cessation, lipid management, blood pressure control, and diabetes management to encourage use of high-value services and discourage use of low-value services
      • Evaluating and sharing GPBCH employer survey findings on current benefit designs for addressing obesity, including behavioral/lifestyle, pharmacologic, and surgical benefits