A diverse group of mission-aligned health systems, a Medicare Advantage health plan, a healthcare analytics solutions company, the association representing Illinois community health centers, health policy leaders, and other health partners came together today to launch the Midwest Health Equity Coalition. The coalition will serve as a brain trust of experts committed to reducing racial health disparities among underserved seniors in Indiana, Michigan, and Illinois — identifying a set of best practices that can be replicated across the country.
The coalition is the vision of Eric E. Whitaker, MD, MPH, Founder & Executive Chairman of Zing Health and former Director of the Illinois Department of Public Health; and Andy Slavitt, Healthcare Advisor and former Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Initial coalition membership includes Sinai Chicago; Illinois Primary Health Care Association; CareJourney; and Zing Health. Additional key partners will be announced in the next few months.