Action Group Board and Members Vote to Dissolve the Organization

The Action Group announced on June 29, 2020, that the organization will dissolve, effective at the end of September. While The Action Group’s Board of Directors and members retained a strong commitment to the mission, ongoing financial pressures exacerbated by COVID-19 led to the shared decision to dissolve.

“We entered 2020 with a fresh outlook and new strategic plan, but like many nonprofit and for-profit businesses, COVID-19 had a significant and unexpected negative impact on our members that we were not able to overcome,” said Mamie Segall, president and CEO.

To learn more, read the press release here, the Q&A here and the Star Tribune article here.

Learn from your Peers Through NEW Case Study Live Podcasts

The Action Group’s “Case Study Live” podcasts offer a fun and unique way to learn how Minnesota employers are helping employees be their “best self” physically and mentally at work. Eight case studies can be found here.

New case study podcasts:

AirCare Health

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota

Livongo and Graco

Magellan Healthcare

Pops Diabetes Care and MNGI Digestive Health


Employer Leadership Summit Shines in Virtual Environment!

Amidst a worldwide health crisis where everyone is juggling competing priorities, we are gratified that so many of you joined the Employer Leadership Summit to help us pave The Path Forward for mental health and substance use disorders.

THANK YOU to attendees, Action Group members, sponsors, speakers and staff who never wavered in their support of the Summit as it became clear we could not meet in person.

Promoting Shared Decision-making and Patient-centered Care in Light of COVID-19

Helping employees make informed decisions about their health care choices and responsibilities is a growing trend that is especially important in light of COVID-19. Learn more in this Action Brief. The companion piece clarifies how the virus spreads and includes symptoms and signs in comparison to cold, flu and allergies. The National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions also offers a large library of COVID-19 employer materials,

Current Action Group Key Initiatives

The Action Group’s multi-stakeholder Mental Health Guiding Coalition unites employers and others to achieve true mental health parity in Minnesota and beyond. Click on the Explore button above to view the resources, tools and media available to help employers take action to accelerate improvements in mental health care and outcomes.

For tools, resources, media and other information about the Action Group’s Specialty Drug Guiding Coalition, click here.

The signature tool of The Action Group’s Specialty Drug Guiding Coalition, the Specialty Drug Employer Playbook, is the result of over four years of study.

THC Detox