As we deal with all aspects of the Coronavirus, the mental health of our employees and their families has been a growing concern. Join us on January 20th for the latest information from two experts in the field: Dr. Gregg Laiben and Dr. Becky Gernon, with Blue KC. This webinar is free to all, but hereafter there will be a charge for nonmembers.
They will discuss trends in the data in the Kansas City area and compare them against national trends, and answer questions such as: What can employers do? What different community resources are available? They will also present results from their mental health program, Mindful.
Gregg R. Laiben, M.D.
Gregg is the Vice President of Employer Health Solutions at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC). Working closely with consultants and employers, Dr. Laiben identifies medical and pharmacy insights and opportunities, clinical strategies and wellness solutions to improve the health of Blue KC members. He is a member of the Blue KC leadership team and has clinical oversight over the A Healthier You™ program. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Missouri Kansas City and his Doctorate Degree from the University of Missouri, Kansas City School of Medicine.
Rebecca Gernon, M.D.
Rebecca is a Medical Director for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC). Dr. Gernon leads Blue KC’s medical cost and quality stewardship activities, oversees Blue KC’s cost affordability initiatives and engages with employers and providers to enhance the quality of care for members. Dr. Gernon is a highly accredited physician in the field of behavioral medicine. Her research on the outcomes of primary care and behavioral health integration has been published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings. She earned her Doctorate from The University of Kansas School of Medicine and a Master’s degree in Public Health from Boston University. She also holds two Bachelor’s degrees, one in French and one in Biology, both from The University of Kansas.