By Monica E. Oss I’ve been working a lot with new models for “whole person care,” with a particular focus on managing multiple chronic conditions and providing needed social supports for that process. One question that always comes up is what is the most prevalent chronic disease? One study (see Identifying The Most Prevalent & Costly Chronic Conditions In Medicaid), found that more than half of Medicaid beneficiaries  have one or more chronic condition. The prevalence rates for specific chronic conditions ranged from 17.2% to 27.4% for hypertension; 5% to 22.3% for depression; and 7.5% to 12.7% for diabetes. However, the recent data on the increase in obesity in the U.S. population made me think that…
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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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