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  • 09 Jul 2018 9:33 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We are proud to announce the finalist for the 2018 Healthiest Workplace Awards presented by the MS Business Journal and co-sponsored by the MSBGH and Mississippi State Department of Health. These organizations have shown best practices in employer heath management and have shown changes from the previous year. 

    And in the finalists are as follows:

    SMALL: Anytime Fitness, Blacklidge Emulsions, Inc., Phi Theta Kappa

    MEDIUM: Baker Donaldson, Ross & Yerger

    LARGE: Borg Warner, CF Industries, Levi Strauss & Co., Magnolia Health, Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance. 

    MEGA-LARGE: Caterpillar, Ingalls Shipbuilding, Sanderson Farms, Southern Pipe & Supply CO., Trustmark National Bank.

    Healthcare: Magnolia Regional, St. Dominic, Singing River, and UMMC

    PUBLIC: Hernando, Medicaid, Mississippi State Department of Health, IHL, Mississippi Development Authority, Department of Finance and Administration, South Mississippi Regional Center, and the Mississippi Gaming Commission, Copiah-Lincoln Community College, and William Carey University. 

    The Awards Winners will be announced at the Mississippi Business Journal's Event Luncheon on July 26th. 

  • 02 Feb 2018 4:56 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The American Heart Association, a MSBGH member, and other collaborators such as the Madison County Business League, another MSBGH member, are promoting February as American Heart Month. Heart Disease is the leading cause of death in the United States in both Men and Women. Please promote heart disease prevention and management to your employees and their families. 

    Please visit the following sites for more information:

    American Heart Month

    Go Red for Women - How to Prevent Heart Disease

    Heart Health - National Institutes for Health

    MSDH - Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention

    AHA - Mississippi Events

  • 31 Jan 2018 4:54 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Mississippi Business Group on Health encourages its members to support community efforts to bring awareness and fundraising to it's member's health-related causes. GI Associates, an active member of the MSBGH has partnered with StinkyFeet Athletics to host the 1st annual Butts and Guts 5K Race and Walk. 

    100% of the net proceeds will be donated to the Mississippi's 70X2020 Colon Cancer awareness initiative which will benefit local Mississippians. The MSBGH is part of the 70x2020 initiative and encourages all employers to promote colon cancer screenings and to strive to have 70% of their population be screened by 2020. Only 57% of eligible Mississippians have been screened for colon cancer.  If detected early, colon cancer is over 90% curable.  That’s why it is so important to spread awareness about the importance of getting screened. 

    The goal for this race is to raise $15,000 for this cause.

    Simply apply for sponsorship by completing this simple formThe sponsorship selection committee will review your application in a timely manner.

    Direct any questions to Todd Warren, CEO of GI Associates at todd.warren@gi.md.

  • 30 Jan 2018 8:35 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The MSBGH, the MS Business Journal, MASI, and the Mississippi State Department of Health have officially launched the 2018 Healthiest Workplace Awards and the Recognized Healthy Workplace Program. Employers of every size both public and private sectors can take the RHE survey and submit an application for the 2018 awards program. Deadline for submission is May 31st, 2018. Finalists will be named in early June and the award luncheon will be in mid to late July. 

    To learn more, visit the awards web page

  • 15 Jan 2018 5:45 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The MSBGH is proud to announce the event schedule for the Spring of 2018. “ Our board, members, and team members have put together a great series of webinars, events, round tables and other value-added services to the members of MSBGH and industry partners” says, Murray L. Harber, Executive Director, MSBGH. 

    Beginning in February, the MSBGH Sharing Common Knowledge Webinar Series kicks off with Host, Chris Morgan, FACHE, Director at MSBGH, bringing in experts to discuss the 2018 Healthiest Workplace Awards. In March, Don Davenport, CEO of BARINET will share information on Bundled Payment Models, and in April, Matt Ginn, Manager of Corporate Communication, Training, and Health Promotion, at Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company will sharing information about communication, engagement, and wellbeing. 

    The first roundtable of the year will be on Promoting Physical Activity in the Workplace where participants will learn about strategies and solutions to boosting ergonomics at work and incorporating physical activity during the workday. 

    Regional meetings are scheduled for four regions of the state - North, Central, Southern, and Coastal. The first one of the year will be themed on “Putting Data to Work: Using the Health Data Set” and include local employer stories. 

    The 2018 Healthy Workplace Healthy Communities Conference will be  held on May 23rd in the Jackson Metro. This event brings together professionals from Human Resources, Benefits, Health and Safety, Healthcare, Fitness, Food, and Public health. Visit the event to learn more. 

    We hope to see our members, guests, and other participants at our upcoming Spring events.

  • 05 Sep 2017 9:45 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The 8th Annual Healthcare Summit will be held on October 10th, 2017 from 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM in Anderson Hall on the campus of Mississippi College in Clinton, Mississippi. Register today! 

    The summit is Mississippi's big get together of employers, health care, plans, and providers to learn about national trends, listen to concerns by MS Stakeholders, and have dialog with national and state leaders on healthcare issue in the industry, government, and employers. 

    Dr. Bruce Sherman, MD, will present on "Benefits Trends in Pharmacy" while also sharing a few words on his research with heath and pay level.  Commissioner Mike Chaney will  share the latest from the state insurance commissioners, the state health plan, and the health insurance industry.

    There are several panels throughout the day with local and national experts to share their expertise in opioids, experience and research. 

    Click here to view  the agenda. 


  • 09 May 2017 11:49 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Coming up on May 24th is the Healthy Workplace, Healthy Communities Conference at the Jackson Marriott in Downtown Jackson, MS. This event will bring together some of Mississippi's innovative employers and industry partners to discuss healthy workplaces, heath literacy and employee benefits, and learn about some cool community efforts across the state. To learn more register, please visit event page

  • 20 Apr 2017 8:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Several Mississippi employers and MSGBH members met at the Ingalls Shipbuilding Health Clinic to discuss the current trends in workplace and the Healthiest Workplace Awards. The attendees discussed value-based care initiatives  including onsite clinics, population health management, and a risk-capped model for bariatric surgery. Employers discussed their barriers and solutions to launching engagement. 

  • 06 Apr 2017 4:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The MSBGH in coordination of industry partners held a meeting in Bay St. Louis, MS on Diabesity concerns and solutions in Mississippi. Metabolic health conditions including diabetes and obesity is a growing concern in Mississippi. Fortunately, several MSBGH member companies are working to offer resources and programs for their employee population and their families. Several programs and community initiatives are underway in South Mississippi which support integrated living, healthcare, and academia. Another meeting is scheduled for Olive Branch, MS in June. 

  • 09 Jan 2017 8:49 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Beginning in 2017, Mississippi employers can be recognized as an healthy employer by completing an online survey which is based on national standards and benchmarks. In an effort to promote these best practices to all employers across Mississippi, the Mississippi Business Group on Health along with it's partners, the Mississippi Business Journal, the Mississippi State Department of Health, and the Mississippi Association of Self-Insured will be marketing and promoting this effort during 2017. Employers can also compete for the 2017 Healthiest Workplace Award by also completing and submitting the award application found in the awards section of this website. Deadline for the award application is May 1st, 2017. 

    Also, as part of the Mississippi State Health Improvement Plan, uprootms.org, has an objective to advance this effort as part of its Culture of Health initiative. To start the process, please complete the Recognized Healthy Employer Survey. Results will be reports the month following your survey completion. 

The Mississippi Business Group on Health is the state's most powerful voice for employers in employer health and health care. 

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