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Bright Spots in Healthcare

Sep 16, 2021

How Payers and Providers Can Drive Better Health Literacy in Underserved Communities

Dr. Lisa Fitzpatrick, MD, MPA, MPH, CEO and Founder of Grapevine Health has dedicated her life to improving Health Literacy and diffusing the distrust around healthcare in our underserved communities. During this interview, Lisa shares strategies and tactics to help for payers and providers better address health literacy to reduce avoidable healthcare costs and inspire healthy behaviors.

About Dr. Lisa 

Lisa Fitzpatrick, MD, MPA, MPH is the Founder, and CEO of  Grapevine Health, an organization that engages and collaborates with patients and the community to improve health literacy and engagement on their terms. improve health literacy and health care engagement by learning and deeply understanding motivations and factors influencing medical decision-making.

Dr. Lisa is a medical doctor who has also worked at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Her career has spanned research, clinical medicine, global health, community health education and patient advocacy. She recently served as the medical director for Washington DC’s Medicaid program. She is also a clinical professor and professorial lecturer for the George Washington University School of Medicine and Milken Institute School of Public Health. A member of the Aspen Institute Global Leadership Network, she was selected as a 2017 Aspen Institute Health Innovator Fellow. Dr. Lisa has a Masters in Public Health from the University of California-Berkeley School of Public Health and a Masters in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.