Addressing Racial and Health Equity in Healthcare at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota

  • January 19, 2021
  • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Virtually via Zoom


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As we start out the New Year, we optimistically see light at the end of the tunnel with the pandemic. As HR Leaders, many of us will focus on lessons learned from experiences in 2020, including vulnerabilities exposed in the US healthcare system.

It has been known for years that healthcare crises disproportionately affect the poor, sick, and those most marginalized in our society – and the current pandemic continues to impact people of color the most. In the upcoming January HREF session, you will have the opportunity to hear from three senior executives leading Minnesota’s largest health plan and the work they are doing to address healthcare inequities.

The January 19th panel is one you won’t want to miss, featuring: BlueCross and BlueShield of MN CEO and President, Dr. Craig Samitt, SVP and President of Health Services, Dana Erickson, and SVP/CHRO Ruth Hafoka. In this panel discussion, you will hear about work underway to reinvent the healthcare system, healthcare inequities which exist and what is being done to address them, and hear about BCBS of MN diversity, equity and inclusion strategy. As a HR leader, this discussion will give you insight into how you can also help influence your organization’s policies and workplace to tackle this important issue.

Featuring speakers:

  • Dr Craig Samitt, President & CEO BCBS of MN & Stella
  • Dana Erickson, SVP Health Services
  • Ruth Hafoka, SVP and CHRO, BCBS of MN

This program is proudly sponsored by:

$0 - Corporate and Individual Members
$27 - Non-members

Event Schedule
4:30 - 5:00 p.m.   Networking
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.   Program

Presentation Viewing Details
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Cancellation Policy
We understand that sometimes you are not able to attend an event that you have paid for. All attendees are factored into our venue/food/beverage costs and therefore, we are not able to offer refunds, but would be happy to move your registration to the next event for you. Please contact our office for additional details.

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