Navigating the Path to Equity in Healthcare

Published May 31, 2024

Addressing Today's Healthcare Issues

This discussion features Dr. Maureen Bell, Vituity's Physician Director of Health Equity, and a panel of distinguished diversity champions. Together, they explored the challenges and strategies for creating a more inclusive and equitable healthcare system.

Hosted by Becker’s Healthcare, this webinar is essential for healthcare professionals, policymakers, and advocates committed to understanding and improving healthcare access, affordability, and equity.

Our panelists discussed the systemic disparities that impact health outcomes, robust community engagement practices, and examined the integration of diversity and equity initiatives into healthcare policies. Topics included:


  • Examining the role of affordability in healthcare equity and identifying actionable solutions.
  • Addressing major obstacles to healthcare equity and exploring viable solutions.
  • Leveraging data to enhance healthcare access and drive systemic change.
  • Highlighting successful strategies that have improved access in underserved communities.

Panel Participants Included:

Maureen Bell, MD Physician Director, Health Equity, Community Impact & Social Responsibility, Vituity

Vanessa Nazario, MBA Chief Belonging and Equity Officer, Memorial Healthcare System

David Nelson, MSN, RN Assistant Vice President, Administration - Health Equity, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

Rani Morrison Williams, MS, MSW, LCSW, FACHE Chief Diversity and Community Health Equity Officer, University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System

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