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Empowering Equity: Managed Care Organizations Lead the Charge

Every community deserves equal access to healthcare, treatment, and support. Unfortunately, much work remains to be done to ensure health equity. Since the start of Medicaid unwinding, more than 20 million people have been disenrolled. Key players need concerted action to address disparities in access, outcomes, and quality. In this landscape, Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) emerge as pivotal players in the drive for health equity.

MCOs are uniquely positioned to understand and address the diverse needs of their member populations. With a comprehensive understanding of their communities, MCOs can tailor interventions, initiatives, and programs to bridge healthcare access and outcomes gaps. In this blog, I delve into the strategies and approaches MCOs can adopt to promote health equity, exploring how they can leverage their position and services to create a more equitable healthcare system.

Strategies for MCOs to Promote Health Equity

MCOs can employ a range of strategic approaches tailored to address the diverse needs of their member populations. These can include:

  • Leveraging Data Analytics: Harnessing data-driven insights, MCOs can identify disparities and target interventions effectively by analyzing demographic, clinical, and social determinants of health data. This enables MCOs to pinpoint areas of need and implement targeted strategies to address them.
  • Identifying Needs: MCOs can develop tailored solutions to address social determinants of health and improve access to care for vulnerable populations.
  • Tailoring Healthcare Services: By providing community-based programs rather than generic offerings, MCOs can meet the diverse needs of the populations they serve.
  • Collaborating with Community Organizations and Partners: Building strong partnerships with community organizations and stakeholders is crucial for effective outreach and engagement. By leveraging collective expertise and resources, MCOs can drive meaningful change by working with local leaders and advocates.

Leveraging HealConnect for Health Equity

Solutions like Sagitec’s HealConnect offer MCOs a technological advantage in their drive to promote health equity. HealConnect facilitates digital communication, allowing MCOs to connect with members meaningfully and when it works best for them. MCOs working with Sagitec’s HealConnect found that 48% of members complete their health risk screenings after 6 p.m., and over 20% complete theirs on the weekend. MCOs can promote preventive care and facilitate access to support services through personalized messaging and interactive tools.

MCOs can use HealConnect to create a customized and effective member outreach strategy. By strategically using HealConnect, MCOs can amplify their efforts to promote health equity, ultimately striving towards a more equitable healthcare system for all members.


In pursuing health equity, Managed Care Organizations stand at the forefront of innovation and advocacy. By recognizing their unique position and leveraging data, community partnerships, and technology, MCOs can drive tangible progress toward a more equitable healthcare system. As we continue this journey, let us reaffirm our commitment to promoting health equity and ensuring everyone can access the care they need to thrive.

Topics: HealConnect Medicaid