Using Innovation to Foster Health Equity: Marcus Whitney on the Role of Private Equity (2/8/2021)

The CDC defines health equity as the opportunity for every person to “attain his or her full health potential” and no one is “disadvantaged from achieving this potential because of social determinants”. While health equity issues extend beyond the pandemic, the COVID Racial Data Tracker highlights how we as a society are not attaining those goals across all races and ethnicities.

At best, healthcare leaders operate under three ethical principles: distributive justice (the obligation to allocate available resource fairly and equitably); beneficence (the obligation to assist those in need), and nonmaleficence (the obligation to avoid harm). To ensure students are well prepared to lead, CAHME standards codify (for example) ethics (Standard III.A.6), diversity of student body (Standard II.A.2), diversity of faculty (Standard IVA.2), and university-wide non-discrimination (Requirement F).

On March 19, 2021 at 2:30 PM EST, I will discuss how private equity can be a force to make a difference with Marcus Whitney, the founder and General Partner at Jumpstart Nova, the first Black healthcare venture fund in America. By investing exclusively in black-led healthcare businesses, Marcus is empowering black entrepreneurs to create opportunities to address disparities and work toward achieving equity in healthcare.

Beyond venture capital, Marcus is a successful entrepreneur, self-taught software developer and author of the Amazon #1 selling book “Create and Orchestrate”.

Marcus will share how intentional investing is a way to make progress in racial equity and social justice. He also will share his perspective on how healthcare management education can make a difference. Register here to attend this event offered at no cost.

Thank you for your commitment to advancing the quality of healthcare management education and for all you do to foster ethical leadership in the next generation of leaders. I look forward to seeing you at this event.

Anthony Stanowski, DHA, FACHE
President & CEO
Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education