HEALTHCARE MANAGERS' ROLE IN ADDRESSING HEALTH DISPARITIES: A REVIEW OF STRATEGIES

Authors

  • Chioma Anthonia Okolo Federal Medical Centre, Asaba, Delta State, Nigeria
  • Scholastica Ijeh Independent Researcher, Ottawa, Canada
  • Jeremiah Olawumi Arowoogun Bharat Serums and Vaccines Limited, Lagos, Nigeria
  • Adekunle Oyeyemi Adeniyi United Nations Population Fund, Sri Lanka
  • Olufunke Omotayo Independent Researcher, Alberta, Canada

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.51594/ijarss.v6i4.989

Abstract

This review paper comprehensively explores the pivotal role of healthcare managers in addressing health disparities. It examines their responsibilities, including strategic planning, cultural competence, and community engagement. The impact of managerial decisions on healthcare delivery and outcomes for diverse populations is scrutinized, highlighting the intricate challenges and systemic barriers. The paper emphasizes the influential intersection of healthcare policies, underscoring the need for policies that prioritize equity. Additionally, it elucidates the crucial role of education and training for healthcare managers, stressing continuous professional development in diverse healthcare settings. The future directions encompass precision approaches, technology integration, and a global perspective on health disparities. The conclusion emphasizes the significance of healthcare managers as transformative leaders in the ongoing pursuit of health equity, orchestrating strategies that transcend organizational boundaries and resonate within communities. This review serves as a roadmap for advancing healthcare management practices that contribute to dismantling disparities and fostering inclusivity in healthcare delivery

Keywords: Health Disparities, Healthcare Management, Cultural Competence, Policy Implications, Continuous Professional Development.

Published

2024-04-07

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