The disparities in healthcare are one of today’s hot-button issues, with everyone from political pundits to major hospitals weighing in on the subject. Some experts have suggested that increasing the diversity of the healthcare workforce will close these gaps and produce more innovative approaches to diseases. This is the goal of Mentoring in Medicine, a non-profit organization founded in 2006 by an ER doctor.

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The medical industry is one known to lack a diverse workforce. African American, Latino, and Native American practicing physicians make up only 6 percent of all practicing physicians in the United States. Given that 26 percent of the U.S.’s population consists of ethnic minorities, this demonstrates just how much the medical industry lacks diversity.

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Working to Eliminate Unnecessary Preterm Births

Ensuring expectant mothers have access to prenatal care and education is the single most important step to reduce preterm births and eliminate unnecessary health care costs.

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Enhancing a Partnership with Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Nationwide Insurance Partnership with Nationwide Children’s Hospital can be traced back decades through philanthropic support and the volunteer service of the company’s employees.

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Body & Soul Blue

Body & Soul Blue

PDJ August 11, 2011 0

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan invests in community initiatives that focus on health, wellness and prevention.

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Swan has served as president and CEO of Lansing, Michigan based Sparrow Hospital and Health System since 2005, and has served as a member of the organization’s leadership team for nearly three decades. In that time, he has witnessed many changes in health care and in the Sparrow organization, and since becoming CEO has been a change agent for some of the most significant improvements in the 114-year-old organization’s history.

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by Patty Martin Vice President, Global Diversity Eli Lilly and Company As scientific technology improves, it is becoming increasingly clear that there are differences in patient outcomes based on a variety of factors, such as genetics, environment, race or ethnicity, and cultural differences. These differences contribute to the fact... Read more