Forbes June 23, 2021
Seth Joseph

A post-pandemic look at how one health system is addressing social determinants of health and disparities in care.

When Lloyd Dean went off to college in 1969 — the first in his family to do so, as one of nine children — his mom gave him $50, with only one request:  “I just want you to do something good.” 

Growing up in an underserved, predominantly Black community that lacked access to healthcare and other public services, Lloyd saw what he calls the “catastrophic contrast” between his community and a white community just six miles away. They had schools and healthcare access nearby; he recalls having to be bused to school and never leaving early for a doctor or dentist appointment...

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