Top Blacks In Healthcare 2014: Dr. Garth Graham

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Garth Graham, M.D., MPH, is president of the Aetna Foundation. Dr. Graham is responsible for the Foundation’s philanthropic work, including its grant-making strategies to improve the health of people from underserved communities and increase their access to high-quality health care.

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Dr. Garth Graham is on a mission: to ensure that all people, especially those of color and other vulnerable communities, have access to high-quality health care.

A frequent writer and editor, Dr. Graham has been widely published, including in peer review journals. He is the author of the book The Role of Decentralization in Strengthening Equity in Healthcare. He has taught at the University of Florida School of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Public Health and Stanford University.

His numerous achievements include implementing key health equity provisions of the Affordable Care Act, guiding the development of the first federal action plan to eliminate health disparities under the Obama administration and driving the effort that, for the first time, closed the gap in flu vaccination rates among children of color.