An increased focus – arguably overdue – on diversity, equity and inclusion has taken place across national workplaces. For the public sector, the opportunity is two-fold. Public sector health leaders can work to develop an agency culture that values equity and inclusion in the workplace, and they can work to improve equitable access and outcomes for Medicaid beneficiaries.
In this episode of the Leadership Forward Podcast, NAMD spoke with Womazetta Jones, Secretary, Rhode Island’s Executive Office of Health and Human Services, and Karen Kimsey, Former Director, Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services, about leadership strategies that advance equity within their agency and through stakeholder engagement.
You can read a short blog about the Podcast here.
Topics discussed in this article align with Framework for Public Sector Leadership domain, Engaging and Motivating People. Core competencies of the domain include: collaborating and working in teams; developing, directing and delegating; managing conflict and negotiating; and communicating with internal and external audiences. The framework is product of the Public Sector Leadership Consortium of which, NAMD is a part.