Dr. Margaret Kirkegaard, Principal, Health Management Associates, joins Sam to discuss ways to foster partnerships and the importance of collaboration.
Ralph Wuebcker, Senior Medical Director at VaxCare, discusses vaccine programs and how to become more efficient.
Shana Crews, Government Relations Director of Illinois and Iowa and Suzanne Elder, Senior Director of Cancer Control Strategic Partnerships at the American Cancer Society, discuss cancer screenings and the Medicaid program and how important screenings are for prevention.
Ceci Tipiani-Fuentes, Public Health Manager and Shelia Sanders, Community Engagement Director with EverThrive, discuss the work the organization is doing in the immunizations and well child visits space and the effect the pandemic has had on both.
Kirbi Range, Maternal and Child Health Manager at Everthrive, connects with Sam to discuss maternal health and the impact Everthrive is making through advocacy efforts to address health disparities and maternal and birth inequity.
IAMHP CEO Samantha Olds Frey and COO Alaina Kennedy, discuss how Illinois is making strides to become a best practice state for maternal health.
The duo also discuss why IAMHP is partnering with community leaders, providers and legislators to bring awareness to new policies that directly address maternal morbidity, implicit bias and birth inequity in black and brown mothers and babies.
Dr. Daniel Corboy, Regional Vice President, Medical Director of Illinois Medicaid at Humana discusses the Medicaid Medicare Alignment Initiative, commonly referred to as MMAI, care coordination in the context of MMAI, and how the program provides an opportunity to simplify the way healthcare benefits are accessed.