Sep 27, 2019 | Newsroom
Julie Bowman, Chief Nursing Officer at the Phoenix Children's Hospital, sits at the Axios table between Sam Baker, left, and Libby McDannell. Photo: Mindy DeLuca for Axios
This Wednesday, Axios' Sam Baker hosted an Expert Voices Live discussion in Phoenix, digging into the state of health care access and affordability in Arizona.
Local leaders, policymakers, and advocates discussed solutions to challenges in health care policy and providing equitable, high-quality care.
The need for data in policymaking
Wendy Armendariz, Chief Executive Officer at Neighborhood Outreach Access to Health, in conversation at the Axios roundtable. Photo: Mindy DeLuca for Axios
As health providers become increasingly dependent on data, the importance of accurate and accessible information is paramount in providing effective care.
Access across communities
Linda Ross, Chief Executive Officer of Circle the City, discusses health care access for the homeless. Photo: Mindy DeLuca for Axios
A consistent theme was the importance of creating policy that could serve all constituents, from rural to urban areas and other uniquely vulnerable communities. Challenges presented by the complexities of the current systems and addressing the needs of all patients featured prominently in the conversation.
Oral health and comprehensive care
Regina Cobb, State Representative for District 5 at the Arizona House of Representatives discusses educating policymakers on the importance of oral health. Photo: Mindy DeLuca for Axios
How to measure the impact of effective care was a significant topic of conversation, as well as the connection between oral health and overall well-being.
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