Tackling Health Equity: Winning in Healthcare is Not for the Faint of Heart

February 2, 2024
Brian Urban


This episode of the Healthcare Rethink Podcast by FinThrive features a look at tackling health equity from both an industry and academic perspective, with insights from Dr. Stella Safo, a passionate advocate for marginalized populations in healthcare.

Stella Safo, MD MPH, and the Founder & CEO of Just Equity for Health joins host Brian Urban to discuss her journey in medicine, the importance of addressing social determinants of health, and her innovative work in health equity. The conversation explores the challenges and opportunities in healthcare, focusing on the need for policy change, community involvement, and a holistic approach to patient care.

Highlights from the conversation include:

  • The role of social determinants in healthcare and the need for a broader approach beyond traditional clinical care
  • The shift in healthcare towards addressing social health needs and the importance of policy change and advocacy in achieving health equity
  • The challenges in healthcare data and the need for actionable responses to social determinants of health screenings

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