Nov 1, 2019 | Newsroom
The Axios roundtable this past Wednesday in Cambridge. Photo: Beatrice Moritz for Axios
On Wednesday, Axios' Sam Baker hosted an Expert Voices Live roundtable in Cambridge, MA on health care access and affordability in the state.
Local leaders in academia, community health and health tech discussed the challenges of an increasingly fragmented health care industry, the importance of integrating dental and medical education, and the shared goal of reaching low-access communities.
Fragmentation in care
Dr. Myechia Minter-Jordan, Chief Impact Officer at DentaQuest, in conversation at the Axios roundtable. Photo: Beatrice Moritz for Axios
A significant portion of the conversation was dedicated to discussing the challenges of fragmented health care services and how to incorporate oral health into the broader conversation around health care.
Integrating medical and dental education
Dr. R. Bruce Donoff, Dean of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, on Wednesday morning. Photo: Beatrice Moritz for Axios
The role that education plays in expanding the knowledge base of medical and dental care providers alike was a focal point in the discussion.
Reaching patients across barriers
Anh Vu Sawyer, Executive Director at Southeast Asian Coalition of Central Massachusetts, discussing the importance of engaging directly with the community. Photo: Beatrice Moritz for Axios
Developing solutions around access was a frequently analyzed topic — from bridging language and cultural barriers to Americans' demanding working hours that prevent them from accessing care.
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