Thursday, February 7, 2013

Social Work takes on health disparities

Even though Winston Wong now has a big job as medical director of community benefit at Kaiser Permanente, the nation’s largest nonprofit health care provider, he still maintains a small family medicine practice.
“I want to always learn and remember what our patients face every day,” said Wong, who is tasked at Kaiser with developing partnerships with communities in advancing population management and evidence-based medicine, with an emphasis on safety net providers and elimination of health disparities.
Wong served as keynote speaker at this year’s All School Day gathering, “Does Wealth Mean Better Health?” The USC School of Social Work event began in 1992 after racial tensions sparked the Los Angeles riots, and each year since, the school has brought people together in an atmosphere of cooperation, respect and inclusion to raise awareness about diversity and matters of human conflict. Click here to continue reading.......

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