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Last modified: August 4, 2011, 9:35 PM
The National Business Coalition on Health (NBCH) is a national, non-profit, membership organization of purchaser-led health care coalitions. NBCH and its members are dedicated to value-based purchasing of health care services through the collective action of public and private purchasers. NBCH seeks to accelerate the nation's progress towards safe, efficient, high-quality health care and the improved health status of the American population.
NBCH has a membership of 52 coalitions across the United States representing over 7,000 employers and approximately 25 million employees and their dependents. These business coalitions are composed of mostly mid- and large-sized employers in both the private and public sectors in a particular city, county, or region. NBCH member coalitions are committed to community health reform, including an improvement in the value of health care provided through employer-sponsored health plans and to the entire community.
NBCH provides expertise, resources, and a voice to its member coalitions across the country and represents each community coalition at the national level. As a "coalition of coalitions," NBCH spreads the tenets and practical applications of community health reform to areas where employers have yet to organize their purchasing power. For several years, NBCH has pursued national purchasing initiatives to offer turn-key health care products and services to community coalitions and their member employers. NBCH is dedicated to making the coalition movement the vehicle for meaningful change in the health care system throughout the United States.