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Vice President, Health Equity

Centene Corporation

This is a Full-time position in Baton Rouge, LA posted November 25, 2021.

Position Purpose:

The Health Equity Officer will provide leadership and management to define, implement, and evaluate strategies to achieve equitable access and reduce disparities in clinical care and quality outcomes.

This strategy much include tracking, assessing, and improving disparities in care, and supporting the diverse cultural, language, economic, education and health status needs of those served by Managed Health Services.

The Vice President, Health Equity serves as a member of Executive Leadership Team, partnering with other senior leaders to develop and drive forward the key strategies of the organization to incorporate an equity lens into all improvement strategies, including quality, patient safety and population health, to improve health outcomes and the member experience.

Responsible for implementing MHS’ Health Equity Program to reduce disparities through determining the root cause of inequities, developing targeted initiatives, implementing Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) programs, and Collecting, measuring, and analyzing data to track progress in disparity reduction efforts
Provides collaboration with state, county, and local agencies to promote services that improve health outcomes, decrease health disparities and reduce the cost of care.

Health Equity Officer works to embed health equity across the organization so that health equity becomes part of the practice, process, action, innovation, and organizational performance and outcomes.


Requires a minimum of a BA/BS in social work, psychology, business, education or related field.

Master’s Degree preferred.

Minimum 10 years’ experience advocating for and implementing change within a multi-cultural environment.

Minimum 3 years’ experience developing and implementing diversity/equity/inclusion programs.

This leader should have a demonstrated understanding of cultural values and norms of various communities, particularly of communities of color, LGBTQ+ and Recovery communities.

Understanding of culturally-specific resources available within the community.

Effective intercultural communication skills and ability to advocate/address issues of diversity.

Sensitivity and understanding of specific barriers which may lead to lack of access and engagement.