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Across America there are over 90 employer health coalitions, and their ranks are growing. Their members can be businesses located in a city, a region or a state, while a few encompass employers located in multistate regions. Coalitions may include only private-sector employers, or private- and public-sector employers; some are coalitions between employer purchasers and providers. Following a brief historical overview, this article summarizes the behavioral healthcare initiatives that are currently under way in six business coalitions.