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Vice President and Head of the Center for Health Equity and Patient Affairs
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The Vice President and Head of the Center for Health Equity and Patient Affairs (HEPA) provides leadership in a facility, ensuring efficient and effective care is given to all patients in an environment that promotes patient equity. Charlotte noticed health inequities around her as a child and was driven toward a career in which she can positively impact other people’s lives through better access to healthcare.
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- A flexible attitude towards change and perspective is necessary for adapting to whatever the day brings.
- Communication skills are essential for developing successful partnerships.
- Curiosity fuels an inquisitive attitude, which helps solve challenges and identify improvements.
- A passion for the wellbeing of people and communities is essential to success.
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Bring this career to life with a classroom activity that empowers students to identify health inequities in their own communities and promote health equity awareness. This activity is designed as a companion to the video profile.
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“My parents instilled in me at an early age that we are responsible for each other.”
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