CRICO Insights: February 2022

Helping Reduce Disparities in Health Care

To cut disparities in health treatment in diverse communities, leaders in the Harvard medical system are stepping things up. Positions such as Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s Chief Clinical and Access Equity Officer are being established throughout the system. In this new role, Christopher Lathan, MD, continues a commitment to reduce disparities in cancer care that he first described to us in 2010. CRICO has been inspired to find ways to help clinicians make a difference:



Wherever you go to serve your patients, CRICO coverage goes with you—beyond the Harvard medical institutions, as a volunteer, even abroad.



We work with our insured institutions and clinicians to promote the use of appropriate information design and timely access to professional or community-based interpreter services.


Coordination of Care

CRICO works to develop systems that help keep everyone, especially the patients, fully informed to ensure they don’t fall through the cracks along the care pathway.



We are committed to helping you keep your compassion for patients at the center of your practice, and preserving your motivation and morale.

You can read or listen to our interview with Dr. Lathan on our website.

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