The special report honors 100 executives, researchers, and clinicians “working to fight health care disparities and other societal problems that the pandemic accentuated and that are seen anew through the lens of recent demonstrations against racial injustice,” according to Crain’s.
“The pandemic has put many primary care practices at risk of closure, and it has exacerbated long-standing health disparities,” Crain’s notes in a summary of Cohen’s leadership. “At the Primary Care Development Corp., Louise Cohen works to expand and strengthen a primary care safety net that has been damaged by the Covid-19 crisis. PCDC provides capital and technical help to primary care providers. In addition, the nonprofit advocates for increased primary care access, capacity, reimbursement and capital resources. ”
Presented by Montefiore Health System, this year’s report “features the people who helped bend the region’s steep infection curve downward and are still working to alleviate the economic and humanitarian toll” and also profiled the health care teams at front lines of the COVID19 crisis.