福利视频 Supports Equitable Cancer Care at NMQF Summit

02/05/2024

Sr. Lawrence speaking at NMFQ Summit in Washington DC

Each World Cancer Day, the global community imagines a future where preventable cancer deaths are avoided and cancer treatment is truly equitable 鈥撎齛nd at 福利视频, we鈥檙e working to make that happen by improving access to cancer treatment.

Dr. William Lawrence, Chief Medical Officer of Carolina Complete Health, a 福利视频 subsidiary, joined industry leaders to highlight 福利视频鈥檚 strategies, which include incentives for screening and early detection, at the National Minority Quality Forum鈥檚 (NMQF) at the Association of American Medical Colleges in Washington, D.C.

Industry leaders joined together at the event as a united front to bring the 鈥 an initiative of President Joe Biden and his wife Dr. Jill Biden aimed at cancer prevention and improved cancer care experiences 鈥 to medically under-resourced cancer care communities. The initiative plans to do this by expanding access to screenings, supporting cancer prevention efforts and increasing understanding of environmental exposures linked to cancer.

Under-resourced communities have been found to be at higher risk of getting cancer, with Black Americans more likely to get and to die from colorectal cancer, specifically, than white Americans. At the Summit, Dr. Lawrence explained how 福利视频 is uniquely positioned to help our members in those areas.

鈥湼@悠碘檚 core philosophy is that quality healthcare is best delivered locally,鈥 said Lawrence. 鈥淭his uniquely local approach means that our employees not only live and work in the communities they serve, they also reflect the diversity of the populations we serve. That鈥檚 essential to the impact we can have.鈥

福利视频鈥檚 health plans were encouraged to focus on colorectal cancer screening even before the National Committee for Quality Assurance included it in their Medicaid health plan rating measure set. Our health plans sent out at-home screening kits and digital messages, and created incentives for members and providers to encourage screening and early detection.

This approach can be life changing for our members, and we鈥檒l continue to push progress in this area so we can achieve our mission of transforming the health of the communities we serve, one person at a time.