Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Equality Health and Health Net Announce First-of-its-Kind Partnership
Heathcare Pioneers Bring Allwell, an Innovative Medicare Advantage Plan, to Hispanic Seniors In Arizona
Equality Health has partnered with Allwell from Health Net to create a unique partnership providing culturally sensitive and effective care to Hispanic seniors through Allwell, a Medicare Advantage (MA) plan.
The Hispanic population in the United States is rapidly increasing, yet many individuals experience challenges accessing the care they need. Equality Health has spent the past two years developing an innovative delivery system designed to reduce disparities and improve health outcomes for ethnic populations. The Allwell/Equality partnership is designed to raise the bar for delivering health care to diverse communities and filling the health care gap that currently exists.
“Equality Health is all about serving the underserved and bringing excellent, culturally appropriate health care to those most at need in our community,” said Hugh Lytle, Equality Health founder and CEO. “Together with Allwell, we will be able to organize a better care delivery system for Hispanic seniors, a population that too often is overlooked by traditional care delivery models.”
By partnering with Equality Health, Allwell expands its access to a variety of community resources and culturally competent providers. The Equality Health Network consists of more than 800 local medical and behavioral health professionals who are specially trained and dedicated to administering culturally effective care. Allwell and Equality Health will also work with providers on incorporating a holistic, whole-family approach to health care and medical discussions, by leveraging trusted health advocates who are already members in the communities served.
“This year, Health Net of Arizona continues its commitment to quality care in our Medicare Advantage program under the name Allwell from Health Net,” said Paul Barnes, PhD, Arizona Plan President. “Working together with Equality helps us advance our mission of transforming the health of our communities by delivering community-based care, including connecting our members to resources such as housing, access to food, transportation and medication support that not only improve their health but also their quality of life.”
About Equality Health
Equality Health, LLC is an Arizona-based integrated delivery system focused on improving care delivery for underserved populations through culturally-sensitive programs that improve access, quality and patient trust. Through an integrated technology and services platform, culturally competent provider network and unique cultural care model, Equality Health helps managed care plans and health systems improve care for the Hispanic population while simultaneously making the transition to risk-based accountability. For more information about Equality Health, visit
www.equalityhealth.com or follow @EqualityHealth on Facebook and @EqualityHealth1 on Twitter.
About Health Net of Arizona, Inc.
Health Net, a wholly owned subsidiary of Centene Corporation, provides and administers health benefits through group, individual, Medicare, Medicaid and dual eligible programs. Health Net offers Marketplace coverage through Ambetter from Health Net and Medicare coverage through Allwell from Health Net. For more information on Health Net, please visit the company’s website at www.healthnet.com.