Marianne Fazen
Marianne Fazen is executive director of the Dallas-Fort Worth Business Group on Health, a 135-member regional coalition of employers and healthcare organizations committed to market-based healthcare reform and value-based purchasing. She also serves as President and CEO of the Texas Business Group on Health, a statewide coalition representing Texas employers in health benefits and healthcare policy issues. Fazen has an undergraduate degree in Medical Technology from University of Wisconsin and a Doctorate in Communications Science and Human Development from University of Texas at Dallas.

Establishing New Mental Health Guidelines for Dallas Employers

Mental illness is a growing crisis in America, affecting one in five adults in a given year, 60 percent of whom don’t seek help. Unfortunately, an unwillingness to seek help is due in part to the stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness and the limited availability of mental health caregivers and treatment centers. May is “Mental Health Awareness Month,” designated to call attention to the nation’s mental health crisis. For employers it makes good business sense to pay attention, given the high direct and indirect costs of unrecognized, untreated, and inappropriately treated mental and behavioral health conditions. Beyond the… Full Story

Singing the Open Enrollment Blues

We’re in the dog days of summer. Temperatures remain high, families are preparing for the start of the new school year, and businesses are gearing up for one of their most stressful seasons of the year–open enrollment. Full Story