"Why do we belong to CBGH? 1) Build local relationships with purchasing peers and healthcare stakeholders. 2) Act as a unified voice of purchasers to demand changes in healthcare (power in numbers). 3) Learn best practices from employer leaders. 4) Attend educational monthly meetings on such topics as value based purchasing (that also includes quality metrics); high performance networks; Lifting the Hood on PBMs; quality and patient safety transparency; pricing transparency; biomarker testing. 5) Remain abreast of legislative matters impacting healthcare and educate legislators on unintended consequences. 6) Engage stakeholders (e.g., employers/purchasers; health systems/insurers; healthcare providers; physician leaders; and relevant nonprofits) through a relationship of mutual support and accountability to create a plan to transform healthcare in Colorado, with the goal being to achieve the highest quality outcomes at the lowest cost with the most benefit to everyone. 7) Participate in Colorado Culture of Health conference "
Jeanne Thrower Aguilar - Boulder Valley School District
"As a member of the Colorado Business Group on Health, we get a unique perspective on the issues faced by employers in Colorado in terms of health care coverage and costs."
Sharna Fetman , Project Manager - ABBVIE
"Being a member of the Colorado Business Group on Health gives me and my organization opportunities to learn what other employer and purchasers are doing to manage their health spend, and to participate in knowledge-sharing not only from within CBGH members, but from other Employer Coalitions from across the country.  Being a part of a coalition also gives employers and purchasers a larger voice – when we speak to health plans and provider groups as an employer coalition this gets far more attention than if we speak alone."
Suzanne Bragg-Gamble , Assistant Director, Insurance - Colorado PERA
"Our initial reason for joining CBGH was the opportunity to collaborate with other employers, leveraging our purchasing power to help control rising pharmacy costs through improved pricing agreements with the pharmacy benefit managers. The pharmacy savings we have seen over the past 12 years since becoming a member has been tremendous.  I’m positive this would not be the case if we weren’t part of the coalition.  Over the years, I’ve met amazing people who are vested in identifying opportunities and find solutions to improve the value and quality of healthcare for their employees.  It’s great to be part of a group pushing to make changes in the healthcare arena."
Melissa Johnson - Poudre Valley School District