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Maulik Joshi Publishes Health Inequity Article in NEJM Catalyst

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Maulik S. Joshi, Dr.P.H., president & CEO of Meritus Health, was published last week in the NEJM Catalyst from NEJM Group on its digital platform at catalyst.nejm.org. His article is titled, “Hundreds of Days of Action as a Start to Address Hundreds of Years of Inequity.”

The summary of the article notes that the “heightened awareness of systemic racism and health inequity revealed in sharp relief by the coronavirus pandemic is important, but so too is a specific action plan.” Joshi presents a plan to get started, a method for implementation and a hard deadline for results and he calls on “health care leaders to act, now.”

Joshi writes of four core areas of focus to address diversity and health equity and a five-point action plan of measurable steps to create impact within organizations and communities.

The full article is available online at https://catalyst.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/CAT.20.0362

Joshi has been with Meritus Health since the fall of 2019. He holds both a doctorate in public health and a master’s degree in health services administration from the University of Michigan.

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