Green Bay, Wis. – At Prevea Health, we recognize widespread disparities exist in health outcomes and care in the state of Wisconsin. According to the 2020 Wisconsin Health Disparities Report: Rural and Urban Populations, the state of Wisconsin received a D on this report as it relates to providing equitable care across race/ethnicity and payer categories.
Prevea Health is committed to caring for all and ensuring health care is readily available to all. To carry this commitment forward, Prevea Health is honored to welcome Renita Robinson, MEd, MS, ABD to its family as Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion. As part of this role, Renita will mine through available data to identify disparities in our health care system statewide and offer solutions to eliminate those disparities.
“The disparate impact of COVID-19 on people of color has created synergy for discussions and policy changes that the region was not ready for until now,” says Renita. “Though tragic, this pandemic has created numerous opportunities that Prevea is taking admirable advantage of with this position. I am honored to be a part of the Prevea family.”
Most recently, Renita served as the Chief Executive Officer for the YWCA Greater Green Bay. Formerly licensed as a graduate social worker (LGSW), and 6-12th grade English and Social Studies teacher, Renita has been an advocate, educator and supporter for the homeless, victims of sexual and domestic violence, and individuals marginalized through a variety of oppressions. She holds more than 30 years of experience developing successful programs and educational materials related to diversity, equity and inclusion, Title IX and cultural sensitivity. Renita is also in the process of completing her doctoral degree in Teaching and Learning in May 2021.
“We are honored to have Renita as part of the Prevea family,” said Dr. Ashok Rai, President and CEO, Prevea Health. “As we prepare to offer the COVID-19 vaccine to our communities, part of Renita’s immediate responsibilities will include providing education to and supporting segments of our community most vulnerable to COVID-19 complications, and ensuring they have information to the make the decisions that are best for them.”
Renita is thrilled to be a part of the Prevea family. She notes this is an exciting time in her life and professional career, with a goal of always making each place she serves better than she found it. She acknowledges this is very difficult work, and that this region is ready to adapt to the changing demographics and take the next step.
About Prevea Health
Founded in Green Bay, Wis. in 1996, Prevea Health is a health care organization that provides high-quality, primary and specialty health care in 80+ locations across Northern, Eastern and Western Wisconsin in clinic and hospital settings. It is partnered with six Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) hospitals across Wisconsin to provide patients a system of highly-coordinated care, close to home: HSHS St. Vincent Hospital and HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center in Green Bay; HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital in Sheboygan; HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital in Oconto Falls; HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire; and HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Chippewa Falls. For more information, visit www.prevea.com.