LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The National
Business Group on Health recently honored Health
Net, Inc. with the 2017 Innovation in Advancing Health Equity Award.
Health Net received the award for its ongoing commitment to advancing
health equity in the community, reducing health care disparities and
helping employees and their families achieve optimal health and
well-being in California.
“We congratulate Health Net on its strategic efforts to address health
equity,” said Brian Marcotte, President and CEO of the National Business
Group on Health. “Health Net’s interventions using geospatial mapping
specifically address the social, economic and environmental factors that
are strong contributors to inequities. Plus, its use of multi-pronged
interventions at the community, provider, member and system-level touch
points to help improve childhood immunization rates and increase
treatment rates for postpartum depression are innovative and inspiring.”
“We are honored to be recognized for our unwavering commitment to
addressing health care disparities through our workplace and community
initiatives,” said Steve Sell, president of Health Net of California.
“We’re particularly proud of Health Net’s Childhood Immunization Series
that recently showed a compliance-rate increase of 7 percent, and our
Postpartum Project for African-American women that featured a 40-percent
gap reduction and increased compliance from 17 percent to 33 percent.
These are just two of the initiatives that Health Net implemented last
year, and there’s more on the horizon as we focus on transforming the
health of the community, one person at a time.”
About Health Net
Through its affiliates, Health
Net, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Centene
Corporation (NYSE: CNC), provides and administers health benefits
through group, individual, Medicare (including the Medicare prescription
drug benefit commonly referred to as “Part D”), Medicaid and dual
eligible programs. Health Net also offers access to behavioral health,
substance abuse and employee assistance programs, and managed health
care products related to prescription drugs. For more information on
Health Net, please visit the company’s website at www.healthnet.com.