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Dr. Cheryl Rucker-Whitaker is founder and CEO of Complete Care Management Partners, a minority and women owned company focused on decreasing health disparities by changing the trajectory of chronic diseases that lead to long term disability and increased morbidity and mortality in underserved communities.

Communication, education and access are keys to addressing health disparities, to making healthcare a part of the community. “It can’t be, hear what I say and take this medicine,” she said in joining Healthcare Finance News Executive Editor Susan Morse to talk about how boots on the ground, and in the community, make all the difference.

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Talking points:

  • How having people in the community can change health inequities
  • Why the most vulnerable populations were left behind during the height of COVID-19
  • Behind the statistics: “African Americans are 50% more likely to have a stroke as compared to their white counterparts
  • Getting past vaccine hesitancy and mistrust of doctor’s orders
  • What’s so important about data in fighting inequities
     

More about this episode:

HHS puts $90 million toward addressing health disparities through data
 
Health inequity solutions require data, analytics and awareness turned into action
 
HIMSSCast: The role AI can play in health equity

How analytics can help identify SDOH, health equities that impact outcomes
 
Bridging Medicaid, WIC programs could improve maternal health

Twitter: @SusanJMorse
Email the writer: SMorse@himss.org 

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