“If we are going to build sustainable healthy communities, we need to do more than just shine a spotlight on the problem, we need to come together and address the fundamental challenges in access to care that these communities face,” said Gary A. Puckrein, Ph.D., president and CEO of NMQF. “It will require that we create an ecosystem that includes government, community and industry leaders like Philips to really move the needle and make a meaningful impact.”
With a mission to improve 2.5 billion lives per year by 2030, including 400 million in underserved communities, Philips is teaming up with customers, government agencies and leading non-profits such as NMQF to address health disparities surrounding premature death and preventable illness. NMQF provides a cohort of healthcare providers, professionals, administrators, researchers, policymakers, community and faith-based organizations with research and analysis intended to lead to the organization and management of critical resources. In addition to the Leadership Summit, Philips will support initiatives such as community health clinics in 4 major U.S. cities, policy briefings with congressional staffers on health disparities and a working group focused on addressing maternal mortality.
At the 19th Annual NMQF Leadership Summit on Health Disparities and Spring Health Braintrust, which runs from Monday, April 26 – Wednesday, April 28, 2021, Philips will host a panel that explores avenues to address maternal mortality. This year’s Summit whose theme is “Racism Makes Me Sick!”, will bring together thought leaders from across the healthcare community to discuss urgent and pressing issues, including how policies have contributed to sickness, disease and inequitable healthcare. Participants will not only discuss these issues, but how they can collectively take action to make a meaningful difference. Register here to attend the summit at no cost.
“Our purpose as a company is to improve lives around the world, and there is an urgent need to address the healthcare disparities we have seen laid bare during the pandemic,” said Vitor Rocha, Chief Market Leader for Philips North America. “We are working to bring the innovation, passion and commitment of Philips to the challenge. Together with our partners and customers, we can create change that will take steps toward greater health equity for underserved communities in the U.S. and Canada, and around the world.”
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