Aligning with the Public Sector

Aligning with the Public Sector

Care Systems > Private/Public Alignment

The Minnesota Health Action Group has been a leading employer voice in health care public policy for over three decades. Because no single purchaser has the breadth of influence or geographic presence to influence health care policy on their own, The Action Group serves a vital role in connecting private and public sector purchasers and initiatives to drive greater value in the market. Multiple and confusing demands on health plans, clinics, hospitals and physicians can slow down any progress toward value based purchasing and improvement in quality and patient experience.


By agreeing on common purchasing principles and sharing strategies for promoting and rewarding higher value, private and public purchasers will accelerate Minnesota’s progress towards safe, efficient, high-quality health care and improve the health status of all Minnesotans.


The Minnesota Health Action Group lends its influence and energy, both locally and nationally, to further the following beliefs:


Examples of key public sector partnerships include:

  • The Minnesota Health Action Group designed and facilitated educational workshops for private sector, self-insured purchasers on the State of Minnesota’s Certified Health Care Homes.
  • Several public sector purchasers are members of the Action Group, strengthening the alignment of purchasing strategies in Minnesota.
  • The Minnesota Health Action Group was a founding member of the SMART Buy Alliance, a group of private and public sector health care purchasers in Minnesota that fostered improvement in health care delivery by aligning best-practice purchasing principles.

The voice of the Minnesota Health Action Group is important to shaping health care policy. Click here to see the influence of the Minnesota Health Action Group.

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