Case Study: Answering the Call Through DEI Measures

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UnityPoint Health is a midwestern health system with over 50 regional hospitals, community network hospitals, clinics, and additional facilities serving communities in Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin. The organization employs over 32,000 care team and home health experts, along with a self-described “physician-led” culture consisting of more than 1,100 physicians and providers. In 2021, Daniel Joiner, Senior Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion at UnityPoint Health – Trinity, accepted the PRC Healthcare Leadership Award for Health Equity on behalf of the organization’s Community Engagement Team for their proactive COVID-19 pandemic support initiatives that addressed health disparities within their local communities. Using their community health needs assessment data and leveraging external partnerships, UnityPoint Health – Trinity navigated through the pandemic by building initiatives to withstand time, bring the community together, and inform the public on healthcare resources.

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