Centene Corporation announced that it has convened a group of medical, non-profit, and community leaders to form the Centene Health Disparities Task Force. The task force will further enhance Centene’s leadership and commitment to ensuring underserved populations have access to quality health care.
The Task Force will meet on a regular basis to provide advice and recommendations to Centene through the pandemic and beyond. The group will act in an advisory capacity to Centene to do study the causes of health care disparities among the most vulnerable during the COVID-19 pandemic and recommend actions to address such disparities; recommend improvements in Centene policies and practices to further address healthcare disparities among the most vulnerable; and perform outreach to key leaders in impacted areas to ensure all stakeholders are informed, educated, and empowered to address disparities. This outreach will include members, providers, community leaders, non-profit organizations, tribal governments, and government officials.
Centene Corporation, a Fortune 100 company, provides fully integrated, high-quality, and cost-effective services to government-sponsored and commercial health care programs, focusing on under-insured and uninsured individuals. Centene also serves several international markets, and contracts with other health care and commercial organizations to provide a variety of specialty services focused on treating the whole person.
This was reported by Centene Corporation on May 18, 2020.
Contact information: Centene Corporation, Centene Plaza, 7700 Forsyth Boulevard, St. Louis, Missouri 63105; 314-725-4477; Website: www.centene.com