Organizing Health Systems to Address COVID-19 Health Inequities

Vanderbilt’s data-driven, systems approach aims for meaningful change.

Health systems face a wide and daunting gap between recognizing that racial and ethnic minorities are suffering disproportionately from COVID-19 and adequately equipping themselves to change those inequities, says Consuelo Wilkins, M.D., vice president for health equity at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

“Health system leaders must do more than set broad goals. They must develop specific, measurable objectives and implement strategies that will successfully address these striking health inequities,” Wilkins said.