UCare: Pleasant Radford Jr. joins UCare as Health Equity Officer


EXCERPT: “UCare has hired Radford to develop a robust racial and health equity program strengthening the nonprofit health plan’s work to provide its diverse members with a path to the best health for their lives. He will drive UCare’s efforts to be the leader in integrating the social and medical needs of UCare members through community and provider partnerships. Radford is a multidisciplinary health care professional who uses his experience in health care business management, public health, and community engagement to help build an equitable, affordable, culturally competent health care system for all. Formerly, Radford was Principal Evaluator at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, where he directed the evaluation of healthy eating, physical activity and commercial tobacco prevention projects across the state of Minnesota, and worked with key community and corporate stakeholders in public policy, population health and consumer experience to improve health outcomes for members experiencing health inequities. Prior to his position at Blue Cross, Radford was a consultant at UnitedHealth Group. He also worked at Mayo Clinic, University of Chicago, Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health and served in the Peace Corps. ” FULL STORY: https://fluence-media.co/2IGI1yG