Grace Bell is a Population Health Account Executive at AbbVie and has been a member of the KHC for 18 months.
The legalization of cannabis has gained significant political and cultural traction over recent years. Despite being illegal on a federal level, many states have moved to legalize the substance or derivatives of it. Although conversations typically focus on legalization or lack thereof, the topic is quite nuanced and must consider […]
Dr. J’Aime Jennings is an Associate Professor at the University of Louisville, School of Public Health & Information Sciences and has been a member of the KHC for 3 years.
(Note: This guest blog post was written by Suresh K. Mukherji, MD, MBA, FACR) Have you put off essential health screenings as a result of the pandemic? Approximately one in eight women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime, according to the American Cancer Society. This makes it the second […]
Prices paid by employers to Kentucky hospitals continue to be less than the national average but more than twice the rate paid to Medicare, while quality still lags behind the rest of the country, according to a national study released this month. RAND 3.0, the third in a series of […]
Sharron BurtonDepartment of Employee Insurance, Personnel Cabinet, Commonwealth of Kentucky Job Title: Deputy Commissioner Member of KHC for: I became a member in August, 2020. However; the Kentucky Employees’ Health Plan (KEHP) has had membership representation for several years. What KHC committees have you participated? PMAC Cost, Utilization, and Experience Subcommittee; […]
A Community Health Forum December 1, 2020 U.S. employers spend billions of dollars on healthcare services. However, a lack of information limits the ability of employers to monitor the prices negotiated on their behalf, to implement innovative insurance benefit designs, and to ensure insurers are negotiating favorable prices. If employers […]
Earlier this year, Bonnie Johnson joined the KHC team as an independent contractor to standardize processes for its finances and membership. She is excited to bring insight into the KHC’s finances, simplify reporting, and help stakeholders see the story of mission embedded in the numbers. A native of Louisville, Bonnie […]
Eight years ago, I met Dr. Diana Han at a newly formed business coalition called the Greater Louisville Employer Health Advisory Committee. To my surprise and delight, Dr. Han was a primary care physician who was practicing advanced primary care, despite not having the infrastructure needed to provide whole-person care. […]