Speaker: Jesse Baumgartner, MPH
The Commonwealth Fund (Health Care Coverage and Access & Tracking Health System Performance Program)
- Title: Health equity: Access-to-care data helps us understand racial and ethnic disparities
- Featured Speaker Bio:
Jesse Baumgartner, MPH, is a research associate in the Health Care Coverage and Access & Tracking Health System Performance programs at the Commonwealth Fund. In this role, he conducts a wide range of state
- and national-level health system analyses with particular emphasis on insurance coverage, affordability, and the drug overdose crisis. He is a key contributor on the Commonwealth Fund’s State Scorecard series, an annual analysis of how well state health systems are performing. Before joining the Fund in 2019, Jesse worked as a technology development/licensing manager at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (2016–2018), a life sciences consultant at Stern Investor Relations (2012–2016), and earlier in his career as a reporter. He earned his B.A. in journalism and history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and his M.P.H. in Health Policy and Management at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy. He is also a CFA® charterholder.
- Webinar Description:
The Institute of Medicine, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and other high level national organizations are encouraging a focus on health equity. But, what does that mean for those in the case management field? How can understanding health equity data, especially data that differs by state, help us advocate for our clients? What can health centers, health agencies, certified case managers, and disability management specialists do to promote a reduction of health disparities?
- Learning Outcomes:
After the webinar, participants will be able to:
- Discuss the 2021 Racial and Ethnic Health Equity State Scorecard report;
- Describe how lack of health equity might influence case management;
- Explain the ethical arguments for decreasing health disparities and improving health equity; and
- Define and describe structural inequities in communities that influence health outcomes.
To earn CE credit, please view the webinar here.