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February 10, 2021 | Issue 13
Chronicle of Higher Ed
Partnerships and Collaborations
From the Chronicle of Higher Education: Financial Strategies for a Crisis and Beyond

New England has its own consortia within consortia and overlapping groups. A major driver of collaborative thinking in the region has been the 19-member Boston Consortium, founded in 1995. Its members share audit resources, risk-management and travel pools, specialty working groups (“communities of practice”), and professional-development programs. Originating from discussions in 2006 among Boston Consortium members, some colleges and charter schools formed the consortium edHEALTH, which created its own insurance company and has used its group bargaining leverage to hold down health costs.
Dr. Stuart Altman
Thought Leadership Virtual Seminar
The Changing Landscape of the Healthcare System: in Washington and in State Capitols
Thursday, February 25, 2021
10:00 – 11:30 AM

Stuart Altman, P.h.D., Sol C. Chaikin Professor of National Health Policy at The Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University, will discuss how healthcare policy may evolve under new federal and state administrations and in Supreme Court cases. He will describe how the shifting landscape could affect employer-based health plans and legislative priorities.
How Walking Helps Keep the edHEALTH Team
Sane and Healthy

Walking Keeps us Sane and Healthy
Although it’s cold, walking is a safe exercise option during the pandemic so the edHEALTH team is making a point of getting outside. We’re finding it’s good for our minds and bodies. “Walking has kept me sane,” said edHEALTH President, Tracy Hassett. “Between feeling the fresh air and actually seeing people, it’s been liberating.”
Questions and answers
And the Answer Is…
edHEALTH’s clinical intervention program is a personal health service for people experiencing difficult medical concerns. Patients use the services to get the resources they need to feel better so they can go back to the things they love to do. The Return on Investment is compelling: the program saves $4.54 for every $1.00 spent, which equates to over $672,000 in net savings for the schools and the enrolled patients.
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