Women of Impact Blog

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Women of Impact Statement on Racial Injustice and Solidarity

As women executives that represent all sectors of the healthcare industry, the Women of Impact stand together with our Black community in shock, mourning, and outrage of the killings of George Floyd in Minneapolis, of Breonna Taylor in Louisville, and of Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia. Women of Impact believe Black Lives Matter. These acts of violence ag...
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Women of Impact: Public Health Cohort Gathers in Pittsburgh

Two dozen members of the newly established Women of Impact Public Health Cohort gathered in Pittsburgh last month to reflect and recharge. Meeting August 7-9 at the Jewish Healthcare Foundation's airy 26th floor conference space, the women participated in an intensive leadership development training presented by the de Beaumont Foundation, which ad...
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#WOMENatHLTH : Join Women of Impact at HLTH 2019! (& Discounted Registration!)

Join Women of Impact at the 2019  HLTH | Create Health's Future conference from October 27-30 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas! HLTH (pronounced "health") is a one-of-a-kind ecosystem event for the health industry, and it's on a mission to bring together 5,000+ senior leaders to solve the most pressing problems facing healthcare today a...
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Pregnancy-Related Deaths Reflect How Implicit Bias Harms Women. We Need To Fix That.

This article originally appeared on STAT News: reporting from the frontiers of health and medicine.  Laurie Zephyrin, M.D., is the vice president for health care delivery system reform at The Commonwealth Fund, a member of Women of Impact, and a WHAMglobal Board Member. I have had babies, delivered other women's babies, and worked in a bu...
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New Research Shows How Payer-Provider Partnerships Can Accelerate Adoption of Evidence-Based Care

​Article in the NEJM Catalyst by Ceci Connolly, BA & Connie Hwang, MD, MPH In an effort to accelerate the delivery of medical knowledge and the adoption of evidence-based practices at the point of care, the Alliance of Community Health Plans (ACHP) launched a project exploring the role of health plans in influencing physician behavior.  Wi...
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Assuring Gender Safety and Equity in Health Care: The Time for Action Is Now

This article appeared in the Annals of Internal Medicine in the American College of Physicians (ACP) Lynn E. Fiellin, MD; Darilyn V. Moyer, MD TIME'S UP, a national effort to ensure workplace safety and equity, was launched in 2018 in response to allegations of sexual harassment and assault by persons in the entertainment industry and propelle...
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