Priority Health appoints first vice president of population health, health equity

Priority Health has named Shannon Wilson as its first vice president of population health and health equity. 

Ms. Wilson will be responsible for quality improvement for Priority Health's Medicare, Medicaid, commercial and individual lines. She will also oversee the development and execution of Priority Health's population health and health equity strategy. Ms. Wilson will also maintain her position as executive director of the Detroit-based Total Health Care Foundation, according to an April 20 press release.

Ms. Wilson previously served as the payer's vice president of state markets, east. Prior to joining Priority Health, she served as executive director of the Grand Rapids African American Health Institute, vice president of the Alliance for Health, scientific program coordinator at the CDC and was the first health disparities epidemiologist at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

"We made the decision to add this new role due to the growing and critical need for health equity and better understanding our populations," Praveen Thadani, president of Priority Health, said. "Shannon has an unwavering commitment to furthering health equity, and I can think of no one better to take on this responsibility. Her passion for improving the health and well-being of all makes her the perfect fit for this role and we know her work will positively impact the communities we serve."

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