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A First-Ever Report On Health Equity Across Tennessee

A young Black family.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
A young Black family.

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee is the largest health insurer in the state - and the largest private employer here in Chattanooga.

Its first-ever Health Equity Report - recently released - analyzes data to track the impact of disparities in health outcomes by race, ethnicity and other social factors.

Andrea Willis is chief medical officer for BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee - and Sherri Zink is its chief data and engagement officer.

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