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If you look at history, innovation doesn’t just come from giving people incentives; it comes from creating environments where their ideas can connect.

Steven Johnson (author of books on innovation)

Health Action Council was founded in 1983 by five visionary companies who wanted increased value from the millions of dollars being spent on healthcare coverage.

Our members include employers and union groups who offer health benefits and wellness services to their employees, dependents, and retirees. We work to enhance human and economic health for them and the communities in which they reside.

As membership grew, the larger coalition of employers was able to leverage its combined group purchasing power to lower healthcare benefits costs and improve outcomes. Members are able to obtain medical, prescription, vision, and navigation services for their employees with terms and rates they would be unable to secure if they negotiated with insurance companies individually.

In 2008, Health Action Council formed Health Quality Forum (HQF), a charitable, non-profit 501(c)(3) subsidiary. This entity focuses on high-quality, cost-effective healthcare and enables employer members to collaborate with health plans, physicians, hospitals, the pharmaceutical industry, point solutions, and other key stakeholders to accelerate progress toward improving the health of employee and regional populations.

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