Promising Delivery Models to Address Health Disparities
March 9, 2016
1 pm PT/4 pm ET
One Hour Duration
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Director of Health Equity, Families USA
Sinsi Hernández-Cancio is the Director of Health Equity at Families USA, where she focuses on expanding and strengthening the organization’s ability to enhance and elevate health care advocacy and activism in communities of color across the nation. Ms. Hernández-Cancio has worked in the field of health policy for more than a decade and has a longstanding commitment to advancing social justice and fighting for the rights of people of color, especially vulnerable women and children. She earned an A.B. from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and a J.D. from New York University School of Law, where she was a Hays Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Fellow and earned a Vanderbilt medal.
New approaches in the way that health care is delivered have tremendous potential to improve the quality of care and to reduce disparities in access to care and in health outcomes. This is especially true for vulnerable groups, including racial and ethnic minorities, low-income populations, and people who live in underserved areas. The toll that health disparities take can be devastating. Vulnerable groups face greater barriers to care, and when they do receive care, it is often poor-quality. These groups are also more likely to have serious chronic conditions.
One way to improve the quality of care vulnerable groups receive is to reform the way health care is delivered so that the right care is provided to the right people at the right time, the first time. Changing the way that care is delivered can lead to better health outcomes, reduce disparities, and lower health care spending. There are many ways that delivery reform can help reduce disparities in access to care, quality of care, and health outcomes. This webinar will explore four promising models of health care delivery that seek to reduce disparities. These models are: community health workers, telemedicine, “hot spotting” high utilizers, and patient centered medical homes.
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