February 17, 2021
Before COVID-19 lockdowns halted travel, I attended a community cancer conference in Washington D.C. last year. I had an interesting conversation with a community practice leader, Jessica, about how socioeconomic factors have a big impact on clinical outcomes. In the last few months, I have been researching value-based care innovations in cancer care. I was encouraged to find multiple examples of value-based care initiatives that also focus on reducing disparities. How are they approaching challenges of inequity in cancer care? Here are three initiatives with innovative approaches.