Northeast Business Group on Health (NEBGH) has released a guide that it calls “a useful entry point” for employers interested in exploring the use of digital tools for preventing and managing diabetes within their employee populations. The guide cites the ways in which digital tools can make a difference in addressing chronic diseases in general and diabetes in particular – convenience, personalization, data collection and management, customization of rewards and incentives, coaching and social networking. It also cites digital tools as useful in supporting patients and physicians in a rapidly transforming healthcare delivery system emphasizing value..
In February at the 2nd Annual State of the Union in Mental Health and Addiction, The Kennedy Forum released a video promoting a better system which incorporates mental health care. The state of the union in mental health and addiction in this country is one of great promise and almost unlimited potential. From legislation and regulation, to advocacy and organizing, together we are changing the conversation and making real progress. We also know there is much more to do. We need to keep pushing ahead. We must push toward the system we need. The system we deserve. The system we, and millions of our fellow citizens, are waiting for. NEBGH is working with The Kennedy Forum on this critical issue..