Recognizing the Business Alliance for Community Health (Bach)by Representative Joe Courtney
Posted on 2013-02-14
in the house of representatives
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Mr. COURTNEY. Mr. Speaker, I rise to recognize the Business Alliance
for Community Health (BACH), a membership organization of the Eastern
Connecticut Health Network (ECHN) which is located in my district.
Through its initiatives and extensive corporate partnerships, BACH
supports health programs in eastern Connecticut that benefit
individuals and families and businesses as well as lower the costs of
health care delivery.
Since inception, BACH has helped businesses in my district promote health-related education, including health and wellness and workplace safety. The Alliance has also served as an educational resource to the community on health care changes in the pipeline from the Affordable Care Act. BACH's efforts have also focused on increased awareness of the services and programs of ECHN and its affiliated physicians, which have and continue to provide high quality, cost-effective care. Of additional note, BACH has helped promote local business networking, which has supported a ``buy local'' campaign.
Mr. Speaker, I am proud to recognize BACH's continued contributions to eastern [[Page E154]] Connecticut. Our nation continues to face challenges in lowering health care costs and organizations like BACH are providing leadership to meet these challenges.