The Rhode Island Business Group on Health (RIBGH) was recently awarded $50,000 of grant funding by the Rhode Island Foundation to support advocacy operations as the group launches its campaign to build
business and community support for healthcare reform. RIBGH promotes and advocates on behalf of employers in Rhode Island for affordable, efficient, and high-quality health and wellbeing benefits, policies and programs.
“I know I speak on behalf of the RIBGH board and members when I say we are extremely appreciative of the support provided by the Rhode Island Foundation,” RIBGH’s Executive Director Al Charbonneau said. “The money will be used to help RIBGH focus on accomplishing healthcare payment reform in Rhode Island.”
Founded in 1916, the Rhode Island Foundation is a community organization that aims to support the needs of Rhode Islanders by helping residents to have access to high-quality resources while also providing leadership that continues to focus on critical community issues.
About the Rhode Island Business Group on Health
The Rhode Island Business Group on Health (RIBGH) is a voluntary non-profit organization with over 90 member companies, consisting of large and small businesses, payers, brokers, physician groups, and hospital systems. The mission of RIBGH is to promote better care delivery, transparency and healthier outcomes at affordable, predictable costs. The scope of RIBGH, through its affiliate the Worksite Wellness Council of Rhode Island (WWCRI), also includes educating members and sharing best practices on building and sustaining healthy productive workforces. For more information, visit www.ribgh.org.