Transforming Healthcare in Missouri Part II: Advancing Innovation and Equity
- 4:30- 5:30pm Hors d’oeuvres reception
5:30- 7:00pm Keynote presentation- Disrupting Healthcare to Achieve Health Outcomes: Innovation and Equity in Action
This event builds on the work from the first Transforming Healthcare event, held in the fall of 2017, and will feature a keynote presentation, Disrupting Healthcare to Achieve Health Outcomes: Innovation and Equity in Action, from Gloria A. Wilder, M.D., MPH, a nationally recognized pediatrician, entrepreneur, public speaker and expert on poverty and social justice.
This event is free and open to the public.
Dr. Gloria Wilder
Dr. Gloria Wilder’s mission is to end the injustice of poverty and to provide fair opportunity for competitive advancement, regardless of socio-economic status, throughout our nation. Fueled by a childhood in an impoverished community of Brooklyn, New York, Dr. Wilder believes in raising the bar of quality in the provision of healthcare in historically underserved communities by turning advocacy into action.
Dr. Wilder is a national leader and advocate for health equity who has held positions as Director of Community Pediatrics at Georgetown University Medical Center and Chair of Mobile Health Programs at Children’s National Medical Center. In addition to providing comprehensive health services as CEO/President of Core Health and Wellness Centers, Dr. Wilder is VP of Innovation and Preventive Healthfor Centene Corporation.
In 2005, she joined the likes of Jimmy Carter and Mother Teresa when she was awarded the National Caring Award for exceptional generosity and commitment to service. In 2004, she was named Physician Humanitarian of the Year by George Washington University. She was also inducted into the prestigious Gold Humanism in Medicine Honor Society. Among her many awards includes the Oprah Winfrey Use Your Life Award. A nationally recognized speaker and expert on poverty and economic segregation in healthcare, Dr. Wilder’s work has been featured on the Oprah Winfrey show, CBS’ 48 Hours and NBC’s Dateline.
Event Sponsors: Center for Health Economics & Policy and Clark-Fox Policy Institute