Take Control of your Health


About the Take Control of Your Health Program

Take Control of Your Health is a community health awareness initiative of the Midwest Business Group on Health and CBS2 Chicago. Our purpose is to provide important health information and health tips to help people become effective partners with their doctors and to identify and manage health conditions for themselves and their families.

About the Midwest Business Group on Health (www.mbgh.org)

The Chicago-based, non-profit Midwest Business Group on Health (MBGH) is one of the nation's leading business groups of private and public employers. MBGH's 100+ members represent over 3 million lives, spending more than $3 billion on health care benefits on an annual basis. MBGH offers human resources, health benefits professionals and health care stakeholders a variety of health benefits and health care educational workshops for the community; networking and benchmarking opportunities and quality research and community initiatives. MBGH is a member of the National Business Coalition on Health.

About CBS2

CBS Corporation is a mass media company with constituent parts that reach back to the beginnings of the broadcast industry. For over 50 years, CBS 2 Chicago has put viewers first – providing the most up-to-date and relevant news information. CBS Corporation and CBS 2 have embraced health care as an important initiative to make a difference in our community.

Larry Boress, Editor

President and CEO of Midwest Business Group on Health.
He received a Masters in Public Administration with a focus on Health Administration from Roosevelt University and a Bachelors of Arts degree from Northern Illinois University. Larry also is a Certified Association Executive. He formerly served as Executive Director of the Chicago Business Group on Health. Prior to joining MBGH in 1991, he spent 17 years at the Illinois State Medical Society.

Mr. Boress leads a number of community health improvement initiatives, including those on patient safety, to reduce unnecessary early deliveries, smoking cessation and helping patients avoid adverse events. He is also Executive Director of the National Association of Worksite Health Centers Association of Worksite Health Centers, a trade association for employer sponsors of onsite health, fitness, pharmacy and wellness centers.


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