CLARKSVILLE, Md., July 5, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — “It is a good day for Veteran Health,” said Ron Steptoe, co-founder and CEO of Warrior Centric Health, LLC.  On June 21 at the Institute for Diversity in Health Management’s 2016 National Leadership and Education Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Mr. Steptoe and Dr. Evelyn Lewis, M.D., co-founder and CMO of Warrior Centric Health, LLC, accepted the Institute’s Membership Award presented by Tomás León, President and CEO of the Institute.

“The Institute is engaged in a mas­sive effort to address the issue of health equity,” said Mr. Steptoe, a U.S. Army Veteran. “We are proud to work with the Institute in the health equity environment. Their recognition of the military and veteran communities as vulnerable populations and inclusion of them in the health care disparity discussion is paramount.”

“Since joining the AHA-IFD in 2014, Mr. Steptoe and Dr. Lewis have been active Institute members,” said Tomás León in his introductory remarks. “They have shared their expertise and knowledge with Institute members by presenting at the Institute’s national conferences. In addition, they both served on the conference steering committee and helped put together conference programs. They are always eager to share best practices and lessons learned with the field.”

“Our firm is working with senior executive leaders in healthcare around the nation, as they make the transformative switch to value-base care and population health models,” said Mr. Steptoe at the conference. “We are proud to be recognized for our market leadership in transforming the commercial healthcare sector’s understanding and delivery of care to veteran and military communities.”

Warrior Centric Health (WCH)® offers comprehensive Cultural Competency Awareness and Clinical Training in Veteran Population Health. WCH Training is delivered in collaboration with its technology and education partners in a manner that is highly congruent with adult learning techniques.  “Using a collaborative learning environment in conjunction with adult learner characteristics (i.e., problem based approach, life experiences, goal and relevancy-oriented, practicality, etc.) increases the engagement and participation,” said Dr. Evelyn Lewis, also a U.S. Navy Veteran.

WCH also awards Hospital Recognition by utilizing an integrated population health management model. The program focuses on the biological-psychological-social-cultural considerations of the veteran community and provider communication and interactions with the Veterans.

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