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Driving collaboration to support health equity

Addressing health equity is critical to improving overall health outcomes. Although stakeholders understand that inequities exist, many struggle to properly diagnose and allocate resources to sustainably address these inequities.

Quality programs play an important role in driving health plans, hospitals, and physicians to work together for the betterment of the members’ health outcomes. A health equity strategy requires deep collaboration to collect data sets that look at social risk, stratify members, and analyze opportunities to identify inequities, help set priorities, and drive improvement activities. This session will explore how to take the right steps to make the goal of health equity a reality.

Watch our AHIP on-demand webinar and learn how to: 

  • Use data collection and stratification to identify inequities
  • Set priorities and goals to improve health equity
  • Leverage resources to support creating the infrastructure needed to achieve health equity


Errol Pierre
Senior Vice President, State Programs, Healthfirst

Errol is accountable for growth, profit/loss, sales and retention for Medicaid, Long-Term Care, and Commercial product portfolios for Healthfirst, Inc., New York. With a professional focus on health policy and financial management, Errol manages time as an adjunct professor at New York University, Columbia University, and Baruch University to volunteer with non-profit community organizations in the Bronx.

Leah Dewey
Vice President, Clinical and Consumer Engagement Operations, Cotiviti

Leah Dewey is an experienced leader in population health, clinical strategy, product development, and value-based outcomes. As VP of Clinical and Consumer Engagement Operations, she drives product value of Cotiviti’s Consumer Engagement and Population Health Solutions. Leah is focused on improving healthcare outcomes by leveraging data and insights to drive closure in care gaps, improve consumer quality, and move population health across various cohorts and cultures.