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Access Health Solutions

A Minority Physician Network Model That Works
  • Kathy B. Jackson

Abstract

The goal of Florida Healthy People 2010 is to educate professionals, culturally and linguistically, about methods to reduce the negative health consequences that impact racial and ethnic cultures. Opportunities and barriers to achieving this goal, and potential partners, have been identified. It was concluded, in the Florida Department of Health December 2004 Florida Healthy People 2010 Program Implementation Report, that the support of minority physician networks (MPNs) is necessary to achieve the Florida Healthy People 2010 goal of reducing healthcare disparities. The MPNs consist of “practitioner-experts” who are the vanguard against the health conditions found in minority, underserved communities wherein valuable experience, insights, and guidance might be gained and shared. Many physicians interested in accessing statewide initiatives also want to link service training to minority neighborhoods. The Access Health Solutions’ (AHS’) MPN recognizes that these initiatives are currently in place and facilitates a vital link between the Department of Health and the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA), the latter of which contractually administers the services provided by the MPNs.

Keywords

Primary Care Physician Health Maintenance Organization Medicaid Program Florida Department Healthcare Disparity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kathy B. Jackson
    • 1
  1. 1.Access Health SolutionsSunrise

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