Press Release – Undergoing a Name Change

May 1, 2017

 

Quincy, IL and Hannibal, MO

Signaling a renewed energy and focus on innovation and collaboration to improve the health of our communities and the healthcare system, the Tri-State Health Care Coalition (TSHCC) is undergoing a name change accompanied by a new visual identity. Unveiled recently, the organization will now be known as Employers Healthcare Coalition or EHC.

“The new name better reflects our distinctive leadership role in healthcare in our local communities,” said the Employers Healthcare Coalition Executive Director, Bev Helkey, who has lead the organization since 2002. “In addition to our new branding, we are launching new initiatives that will advance innovation in healthcare access, and healthcare cost savings to our member employers and bring enhanced value to the communities which we serve.”

Employers Healthcare Coalition has about 50 employer members, representing employers of all size, across the tri-state region, offering unique opportunities for employers to improve access to healthcare for their employees and resources to reduce healthcare costs.

Key Programs

The Employers Healthcare Coalition provides expertise, resources, and a voice to its member employers across the tri-state region. Its programs are designed to spread the tenets and practical applications of community health reform and offer programs and tools to assist purchasers. Key programs are focused around healthcare innovation and performance related to cost, quality, the patient outcomes and the patient experience.

History

Founded in 1991, the organization was established as a not-for-profit.  Since then, EHC member employers have worked to develop programs which focus on measuring and reporting healthcare performance, reforming the health care delivery payment system and engaging employees and consumers in taking an active and informed role in their health and healthcare.

 About Employers Healthcare Coalition

Members are dedicated to driving innovation, health and value through the collective action of public and private purchasers. The organization seeks to accelerate local and regional progress toward safe, efficient, high-quality health care and the improved health status of the local community. www.ehcqcy.com

 

Tri-State Health Care Coalition Moves to a New Location!

Effective January 1, 2015

 We are pleased to announce that our office has moved to:

636 Hampshire, Suite 206 (First Mid-Illinois Bank Building)

Quincy, IL 62301

 

Our phone number and email addresses will remain the same.

 We look forward to working with you in 2015.

 

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Local Team Participates in Public Health Leadership Program

Quincy, IL March 1, 2013 – The Alliance for Building Community (ABC) – Health Leadership Delegation has

been selected to participate in the National Leadership Academy for the Public’s Health (NLAPH) Program,

funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). NLAPH is a national program focused on

improving population health by working with multi-sector leadership teams and training the teams through an

applied, team-based collaborative leadership development model. The program is implemented by the Center

for Health Leadership and Practice (CHLP), a center of the Public Health Institute (PHI), and will provide

training and support for a period of one year.

“This program will impart population health teams with the skills to lead across sectors and collaboratively

solve complex population health problems in innovative ways,” said Carmen Rita Nevarez MD, MPH, Vice

President for External Relations and CHLP’s Director. “These are the types of leaders who will ultimately be

able to drive critical efforts, such as the adoption of evidence-based policies and practices at the community

level, which can have a tangible impact on health outcomes.”

The Health Leadership Delegation team will work on an applied health leadership project that tackles an

important population health issue with the goal of improving public health outcomes. The ABC- Health

Leadership Delegation has seven areas of focus: Access to Health Services/Oral Health, Nutrition and Weight

Status/Physical Activity, Heart Disease and Stroke, Maternal, Infant and Child Health, Mental Health,

Environmental Health and Substance Abuse, which are components of a larger community-based, population

health improvement initiative. The team assembled to undertake this critical issue includes: Beverly Rossmiller,

Executive Director, Tri-State Health Care Coalition, Earl Bricker, Director, Community Impact, United Way of

Adams County, Ellen Vonderheide, Director, Family Health and Community Education, Adams County Health

Department and Suzanne Ellerbrock, Administrative Coordinator, Sales and External Customer Relations,

Blessing Health System.

Ms. Rossmiller, Team Leader, said, “The entire team and their representing organizations are thrilled to

be awarded this opportunity. This program will positively impact the quality of the health delivery system

and patient outcomes, which will benefit all the residents of Adams County.”

NLAPH will provide training and support to assist the team in successfully addressing all aspects of our

population health needs. Training and support will focus on two tracks. The first is the development of

leadership skills, including personal and collaborative leadership in a multi-sector environment. The second

emphasizes growth from team-based collaborative work to policy and systems change. NLAPH is provided at

no cost to the participants or the community.

For more information, contact:

Beverly Rossmiller, Executive Director or Earl Bricker, Director, Community Impact

Tri-State Health Care Coalition United Way of Adams County

bev.rossmiller@tshcc.com earl@unitedwayadamsco.org

217.221.3460 217.222-5020

Population Health Seed Grant

May, 2010

The Tri-State Health Care Coalition was selected to receive the Population Health Seed Grant from the National Business Coalition on Health (NBCH).  This grant program supports collaborations and partnerships of people and groups taking actions to improve health status in a defined population. Grant must be used address health promotion or prevention relevant to diabetes or any public health indicator”.

There were 19 grants submitted and 7 were selected.

Local Team Participates in Public Health Leadership Program

Quincy, IL March 1, 2013 – The Alliance for Building Community (ABC) – Health Leadership Delegation has been selected to participate in the National Leadership Academy for the Public’s Health (NLAPH) Program, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). NLAPH is a national program focused on improving population health by working with multi-sector leadership teams and training the teams through an applied, team-based collaborative leadership development model.  The program is implemented by the Center for Health Leadership and Practice (CHLP), a center of the Public Health Institute (PHI), and will provide training and support for a period of one year.

“This program will impart population health teams with the skills to lead across sectors and collaboratively solve complex population health problems in innovative ways,” said Carmen Rita Nevarez MD, MPH, Vice President for External Relations and CHLP’s Director. “These are the types of leaders who will ultimately be able to drive critical efforts, such as the adoption of evidence-based policies and practices at the community level, which can have a tangible impact on health outcomes.”

The Health Leadership Delegation team will work on an applied health leadership project that tackles an important population health issue with the goal of improving public health outcomes. The ABC- Health Leadership Delegation has seven areas of focus: Access to Health Services/Oral Health, Nutrition and Weight Status/Physical Activity, Heart Disease and Stroke, Maternal, Infant and Child Health, Mental Health, Environmental Health and Substance Abuse, which are components of a larger community-based, population health improvement initiative.  The team assembled to undertake this critical issue includes:  Beverly Rossmiller, Executive Director, Tri-State Health Care Coalition, Earl Bricker, Director, Community Impact, United Way of Adams County, Ellen Vonderheide, Director, Family Health and Community Education, Adams County Health Department and Suzanne Ellerbrock, Administrative Coordinator, Sales and External Customer Relations, Blessing Health System.

Ms. Rossmiller, Team Leader, said, “The entire team and their representing organizations are thrilled to be awarded this opportunity. This program will positively impact the quality of the health delivery system and patient outcomes, which will benefit all the residents of Adams County.”

NLAPH will provide training and support to assist the team in successfully addressing all aspects of our population health needs. Training and support will focus on two tracks.  The first is the development of leadership skills, including personal and collaborative leadership in a multi-sector environment.  The second emphasizes growth from team-based collaborative work to policy and systems change.  NLAPH is provided at no cost to the participants or the community.

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