MILI Webinar: The Value of Nonprofit Health Plans

Being a nonprofit health plan means bringing wellness that is in reach for everyone. That was the topic of a recent Medical Industry Leadership Institute (MILI) webinar with Minnesota Council of Health Plans CEO Lucas Nesse, Medica CEO John Naylor and HealthPartners CEO Andrea Walsh.

This Year, Include Your Child’s COVID Vaccine on the Holiday To-do List

The CDC has formally recommended the COVID-19 vaccine for children as young as 5. In an effort to get shots in arms, health plans and health systems are updating their COVID-19 vaccine outreach with specific information for families about how to get their kids vaccinated in Minnesota.

Back-to-School Review: Measles and the MMR Vaccine

Measles is highly contagious, can be serious — even fatal. With most schools in Minnesota back in session full time and in person, you’ll want to make sure your child is up to date with this important vaccination, as well as others.

Back-to-School Review: The Flu Shot

Most adults and children as young as six months can get a flu vaccine. Recent studies show a well-matched vaccine can reduce the risk of flu illness by 40-60% in the overall population. Talk to your doctor about the flu vaccine and whether you and your kids are current on this vital immunization.

Back-to-School Review: The COVID-19 Vaccine

The CDC recommends the COVID vaccine for kids 12 years-plus and adults, as widespread immunization is essential in protecting against serious illness. Learn more about the COVID vaccine for kids 12 and up and why it’s important to make sure your children are up to date with immunizations.

Kids Back in School? Get Their Vaccinations Back on Track

As we continue to battle COVID-19, it’s become increasingly important for students to be caught up on vital immunizations. The Minnesota Council of Health Plans and the Minnesota Hospital Association discuss efforts to get families caught up on their shots.

Recapping the 2021 Session: A Win for the Health of Minnesotans

The Minnesota Legislature just wrapped up one of its busiest – and, yes, largely virtual – special sessions that included a two-year budget deal and legislation that will positively impact the health of Minnesotans amid the pandemic and beyond.

Ensuring Equity for All: A Q&A Session With Sanford Health’s Natasha Smith

For Natasha Smith, Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Sanford Health, health equity has always been personal. She has used her life and career experiences to help build the processes and systems necessary for Sanford to be the premier provider of equitable health care in rural communities.

Ensuring Equity for All: A Q&A Session with Blue Cross of Minnesota’s Bukata Hayes

Bukata Hayes, VP of Racial & Health Equity for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, has spent 20 years advocating for racial and social justice. His role was created to serve as an advisor and partner, helping leaders effect lasting change and apply a racial and equity lens to every aspect of the organization.