The members of the Praxis Partners Consortium are professionals in a variety of disciplines and work settings who are called on to respond in one
way or another when working-age people’s lives have been disrupted by health conditions, injury, or the effects of aging.
(See our list of members.)
- The Founding Members created the Praxis Partners Consortium to demonstrate that when
like-minded professionals collaborate across silos and sectors, we can find better ways of working together, achieve better
outcomes at lower total cost, and prosper by doing so.
- We see the status quo as our main competitor. We are helping each other prepare for the huge opportunities
emerging as the healthcare and disability systems start defining value in terms of practical outcomes such as improved status,
total costs and population results.
- The Consortium welcomes people trained in a
wide variety of disciplines, from healthcare care professions like medicine
and psychology, to human resources, vocational rehabilitation and law, to media, marketing, insurance, business, administration,
finance and so on.
- Our members work in multiple sectors of the economy including healthcare delivery, managed care, insurance, private and
public sector employment, NGO’s, academia, communications, and government.
- The Consortium is brand new: founded in February 2013. During our start-up period, both the Praxis Partners
Consortium and Praxis Place are operating under the aegis of
Webility Corporation, whose purpose since 1999 has been to serve
as a catalyst for positive change in workers’ compensation and disability benefits systems. We foresee our revenue
coming from a mixture of membership dues, marketplace fees, contributions, and grants.
- The Founding Members of Praxis Partners Consortium serve as an unpaid Advisory Board to
Jennifer Christian, MD, MPH, who is the Consortium’s Chair and Executive Director
and president of Webility. Praxis Partners is an outgrowth
of two earlier initiatives led by Dr. Christian, a non-profit multi-stakeholder social change initiative, the
60 Summits Project,
and a free multi-disciplinary on-line community, the
Work Fitness & Disability Roundtable.