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Race, Healthcare, & Equity: Report Card

  • Season: Season 4
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Reviewing accomplishments and work still to be done.

Today, host Seán Collins welcomes Dr. Nwando Anyaoku, Chief Health Equity and Clinical Innovation Officer for Providence. They discuss the importance of diversity and cultural understanding in healthcare. She shares a personal story about a patient from Liberia who felt understood and cared for because Dr. Anyaoku shared a similar background and experiences. Dr. Anyaoku emphasizes the need for healthcare providers to recognize and address disparities in care based on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, and other factors. She discusses the concept of concordance, where patients and providers with similar backgrounds can have better communication and outcomes. Dr. Anyaoku also highlights the importance of cultural humility and building partnerships with community organizations to address health disparities.


Nwando Anyaoku, M.D., MPH, MBA

GVP & Chief Health Equity and Clinical Innovation Officer



  • Race
  • Equity
  • Equality
  • Racism
  • DEI
  • Healthcare