Health Net Earns 2017 Innovation in Advancing Health Equity Award

The National Business Group on Health recently honored Health Net, Inc. with the 2017 Innovation in Advancing Health Equity Award.

Health Net received the award for its ongoing commitment to advancing health equity in the community, reducing health care disparities and helping employees and their families achieve optimal health and well-being in California.

“We congratulate Health Net on its strategic efforts to address health equity,” said Brian Marcotte, President and CEO of the National Business Group on Health. “Health Net’s interventions using geospatial mapping specifically address the social, economic and environmental factors that are strong contributors to inequities. Plus, its use of multi-pronged interventions at the community, provider, member and system-level touch points to help improve childhood immunization rates and increase treatment rates for postpartum depression are innovative and inspiring.”

“We are honored to be recognized for our unwavering commitment to addressing health care disparities through our workplace and community initiatives,” said Steve Sell, president of Health Net of California. “We’re particularly proud of Health Net’s Childhood Immunization Series that recently showed a compliance-rate increase of 7 percent, and our Postpartum Project for African-American women that featured a 40-percent gap reduction and increased compliance from 17 percent to 33 percent. These are just two of the initiatives that Health Net implemented last year, and there’s more on the horizon as we focus on transforming the health of the community, one person at a time.”

About Health Net

Through its affiliates, Health Net, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC), provides and administers health benefits through group, individual, Medicare (including the Medicare prescription drug benefit commonly referred to as “Part D”), Medicaid and dual eligible programs. Health Net also offers access to behavioral health, substance abuse and employee assistance programs, and managed health care products related to prescription drugs. For more information on Health Net, please visit the company’s website at


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