Taking Health Equity from Concept to Practice: Driving Transformational and Sustainable Change – A Conversation with Josette Gbemudu

This episode of the Inclusive Enterprise Podcast features a conversation with Josette Gbemudu, Executive Director of Health Equity and Social Determinants of Health at Merck.

Merck & Company, Inc, is an American multinational pharmaceutical company, headquartered in Rahway, New Jersey and is recognized as Merck sharp and Dohme or MSD outside of the United States and Canada. It’s one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, generally ranking in the global top five by revenue. Merck & Co. aspires to be the premier research-intensive biopharmaceutical company in the world and today is at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions that advance the prevention and treatment of diseases in people and animals.

With 15 years of experience, Josette thrives at the intersection of commercial strategy, innovation, and policy. She has brought this expertise to key sectors including the Pharmaceutical Industry, Federal and State Health Agencies, Health Plans and Providers. She has a strong understanding of the macro and micro healthcare ecosystem and the interdependencies across critical stakeholders.

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Listen to this episode of The Inclusive Enterprise Podcast: “Taking Health Equity from Concept to Practice: Driving Transformational and Sustainable Change – A Conversation with Josette Gbemudu” as we explore workplace health equity strategy with Josette including:

  • The rationale for hospitals, health systems, and other health providers for making health equity an even greater priority after Covid-19
  • Why all other industries should be seriously concerned and take action to reduce disparities and advance health equity
  • How healthcare and non-healthcare organizations can positively impact community health and close gaps in care by leveraging new and innovative partnerships

Josette also shares the key pillars for improving health equity long term results. How do you engage everyone to contribute to better outcomes?

View this graphic below highlighting the key points of our discussion and an approach to motivate every leader and employee across all industries to participate in achieving health equity within communities.

REMEMBER – To inspire individual and collective action key enablers are needed: leadership commitment, shared vision and scope linked to business objectives, measurement framework linked to short and long-term impact metrics, and sustained focus.

At Inclusive Leaders Group, we help leaders create safe, inclusive spaces that elevate employee engagement and performance to improve the business results and the communities they serve.

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