Vivian Anugwom is the Health Equity Manager at Allina Health. She is a trained community health educator with several years of experience in health care operations and program development. She has worked with programs that have served patients across the care continuum from diabetes prevention to end of life care. In 2016, she led the integration of LifeCourse, a late life supportive care approach, into a Federally Qualified Health Center in Minneapolis. Driven by a passion for building relationships and collaborating with others to improve community health, Vivian works to eliminate health disparities in underserved populations around the world.
(Analytics — Course Level: Beginning)
With actionable data, Allina Health identified potential areas of bias and then applied the right interventions to decrease implicit biases. For example, data revealed that the African American populations receiving care at Allina Health were not enrolling in hospice programs when they were eligible because the hospitalists weren’t referring African Americans at the same rate as other populations. Vivian and her team implemented new measures including implicit bias trainings to help address and overcome these biases to ensure health equity for all.