For the last couple of years the Midwest Business Group on Health has organized roundtables for around 110 self-funded employers to discuss onsite health clinics. The popularity of the group meetings led Larry Boress, MBGH president, to look into creating an association for the growing number of interested employers to have a place to discuss best practices, growth potential and a realistic view of how to determine a return on investment from the clinics.

At the same time, health care consultancy The La Penna Group also found through employer roundtables, as well as a website and newsletter on the topic, that employers were interested in creating an association. In May, the organizations partnered to form the National Worksite Health Center Association.

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