By Terry Griffin Tuesday, March 9, 2010 Once fees were added to a formerly-free smoking cessation and/or weight loss counseling program, clinician referrals dropped by 97%. A huge drop, and all because docs stopped discussing patients' need for wellness and health counseling to help eliminate unhealthy behaviors. Naturally the patients didn't sign themselves up—or think to sign up. When the smoking cessation and/or weight loss counseling program was free, clinicians referred about 21.8% of their patients, though after fees were instituted, the percentage of patients referred to the program that completed the counseling dropped to 0.7%. The researchers had offered free, grant-funded health…
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COVID-19 Risk Management Plan August 11, 2021

We are excited to return to sunny southern California for The 2021 OPEN MINDS Management Best Practices Institute at the picturesque Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa, August 23-26, 2021. To help plan your in-person attendance, visit for a schedule of events happening throughout the week.

The resurgence of the COVID Delta variant has certainly created new challenges for the country and for our families. Fortunately, the available COVID vaccinations have been very successful in preventing symptomatic infections and illness. But I did want to let you know that our team at OPEN MINDS is committed to making our executive events as safe as possible and have an active risk management plan in place. I wanted to share with you the key elements of our plan:

We will continue to monitor any changes in the CDC recommendations for the continued safety of the public. If you have any concerns or questions, feel free to reach out to a member of our team at or by phone at 877-350-6463. We look forward to seeing you at The 2021 OPEN MINDS Management Best Practices Institute.

Monica E. Oss
Chief Executive Officer

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