GREATER PHILADELPHIA BUSINESS COALITION ON HEALTH

Building Bridges to Better Healthcare

aka GPBCH   |   Philadelphia, PA   |  https://www.gpbch.org/

Mission

The Greater Philadelphia Business Coalition on Health (GPBCH) seeks to increase the value of health benefit spending for its employer members, by improving workforce and community health, increasing healthcare quality and safety, and reducing health care costs. The Coalition represents employer interests in working with health plans, health care providers, benefits consultants, suppliers and other system stakeholders to address population health priorities and to ensure that when health care is needed it is accessible, affordable, high-quality, and safe.

Ruling year info

2014

President and CEO

Mr. Neil I Goldfarb

Main address

123 South Broad Street Suite 1235

Philadelphia, PA 19109 USA

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EIN

46-3018521

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (E01)

Community Coalitions (S21)

Mutual/Membership Benefit Organizations, Other N.E.C. (Y99)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The United States continues to spend more on healthcare than any other nation and the rate of healthcare cost increase continues to dramatically outpace general inflation. Despite this commitment of resources, the U.S. ranks poorly on almost all measures of access, quality, safety, timeliness, and efficiency.
As the purchasers of nearly half of the nation's healthcare, employers have the ability to hold the system more accountable for improving quality and controlling utilization and cost – but only when they work collectively to influence care. GPBCH works to drive change in the local market, and is one of 50 business coalitions that collaborate through the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions (www.nationalalliancehealth.org) to influence national policy, and to share expertise and best practices.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Creating Transparency on Hospital Quality & 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 sixty percent. Developing the nation’s first regional public report on quality of inpatient cancer care.

Population(s) Served
Adults

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.

Population(s) Served
Adults

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.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of coalition members

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

In December of 2020 GPBCH had roughly 475 Coalition members.

Total number of organization members

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

In December of 2020, GPBCH had 52 Employer Member Organizations and 45 Affiliate Member Organizations.

Number of new grants received

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of health outcomes improved

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

GPBCH offers 3 work group initiatives that focus on creating transparency on hospital quality and safety, improve employee health & well-being, and promoting value-based benefit design.

Number of attendees present at rallies/events

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We were anticipating record-setting attendance for 2020 between our Wellness Summit and Annual Conference. Unfortunately, our Annual Conference had to be postponed until 2021 due to COVID-19.

Number of coalition meetings held and attendance

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The attendance varies depending on the event. We provide an educational program each month unless we are planning a large event. We average 40 - 50 attendees at our educational programs.

Number of grants received

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The Coalition is committed to developing and implementing best practices for keeping employees and their family members healthy and productive, and ensuring that when they do need health care, it is accessible, affordable, high-quality, and safe.

GPBCH represents the employer community in working with health plans, health care providers, and other system stakeholders to improve the value of health benefit spending for its members by improving healthcare quality and safety and reducing health care costs.

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.

GPBCH has accomplished many different things such as increased hospitals that report their safety to the LeapFrog Group from 3 to 28. We have created the regions first Cancer Care Report Card that rates the best Philadelphia area hospitals in Cancer care based on a wide array of safety numbers.

What GPBCH hasn't accomplished so far & we will continue to work for is change in the insurance company's mindset. For example, coding Obesity on IDC10 forms so insurance companies will start to cover obesity care as a preventative measure. We know these goals are uphill battles but GPBCH continues to educate the community in the hopes of making some big time changes.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person),

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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GREATER PHILADELPHIA BUSINESS COALITION ON HEALTH

Board of directors
as of 2/3/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mrs. Marsha Greene-Jones

City of Philadelphia

Term: 2021 -

Patricia Haines

Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church

Marsha Greene-Jones

City of Philadelphia

Marnie Vaughan

Inframark

Joseph Abbondandolo

Thomas Jefferson University and Hospitals

Jim Rhodes

Camden County

Gerry Hoffner

Mercer

Pam Braun

Health Care Improvement Foundation

Michelle DeNault

Wawa

Peggy Schubert

Arthur J. Gallagher

Jim Miller

Aetna

Andrea Silver

Philadelphia Gas Works

James Startare

Aramark

Samueal Peik

Comcast

Gina Murdoch

Multiple Sclerosis Association of America

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 02/02/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/02/2021

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.