News from President Toni Preckwinkle

Better Healthcare by Inclusion

Language barriers and cultural beliefs impact treatment goals and outcomes leading to healthcare disparities. The healthcare disparities that exist today can be better managed by appreciating and including culturally diverse groups’ needs into treatment plans. From firsthand experience both as the CMO of New York City Health and Hospitals and now as the CEO of Chicago’s largest healthcare provider, Dr. Ram Raju illustrates how a culturally competent workforce can deliver better results and greater outcomes and bridge the healthcare disparities gap.

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