Episode 3: Health equity and low-value care


In this episode, VCHI’s Saraya Perry connects with Kelly Rand, Program Officer at the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Foundation. Kelly has worked extensively on the Choosing Wisely® campaign and in this episode, she and Saraya chat about the importance of using a health equity lens when addressing low-value care.

Our Guest: Kelly Rand

Kelly Rand is a Program Officer at the ABIM Foundation. In this role, she oversees activities related to a major grant the ABIM Foundation has received from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation® (RWJF) to fund the expansion of the Choosing Wisely® campaign.

Prior to the ABIM Foundation, Ms. Rand worked at MANNA as its Institutional Giving and Advocacy Manager where she secured and managed its $2.5 million grant portfolio, led its local policy activities and managed its research activities. Prior to MANNA, Ms. Rand was the director for the South Jersey site of the NY/NJ AIDS Education Center (AETC). The AETC works with community clinicians to improve quality of HIV care. In this role, she worked closely with the federal and New Jersey State initiatives on Cross Collaborative Quality Improvement in the Ryan White system. She has also spoken widely and published on cultural competency in heath care, health literacy and health disparities. Other past experience includes program and advocacy work with the American Diabetes Association and writing the national newsletter AIDS/STD News Report.

Ms. Rand received her bachelor’s degree from American University in an interdisciplinary program on Communications, Law, Economics and Government, and her master’s degree from University of Pennsylvania in Medical Anthropology.



ABIM Foundation

Choosing Wisely®

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