Championing Justice

Health Equity. Social Justice.

Advocacy is in the DNA of the AIDS response. Today’s activists stand on the shoulders of courageous pioneers in the fight against HIV—who were themselves strong advocates—and we are entirely dedicated to continuing that advocacy. That means we’re not only committed to responding to the HIV epidemic by investing in lifesaving prevention programs and assuring everyone has access to care, but that we’re also fighting for social justice and racial equity. Without those two things, we will never see the end of this epidemic.

“We’re also fighting for social justice and racial equity. Without those two things, we will never see the end of this epidemic.” – Mike Gifford, President & CEO Vivent Health

Recent Thought Leadership Articles

Driving Health Equity

  • Health Care
  • Social Justice

The Kansas City Business Journal recently assembled several subject matter experts for an insight-filled discussion of how all sectors of the community can align efforts to improve health…

The Big Think

  • Health Care
  • Leadership

The Big Think newsletter recently published a profile of the ambitious goal of bringing the number of new HIV cases in St. Louis to zero by 2030. Vivent…

World AIDS Day Interview

  • General
  • Health Care

On World AIDS Day 2021, WTMJ Radio AM 620 conducted an air interview with Vivent Health Chief Advocacy Officer Bill Keaton. In the interview, Bill speaks to the…

Correcting World AIDS Day Misinformation

  • Health Care
  • Leadership

During a radio interview on World AIDS Day, Senator Ron Johnson made a number of broad and insensitive statements about the AIDS epidemic dating back to the 1980’s.…

World AIDS Day 2021

  • Health Care
  • Social Justice

As our nation continues to struggle with the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and comes to grips with a history of injustice toward African Americans, Latinx, people of other races,…

Addressing Social Determinants of Health

  • Health Care
  • Social Justice

How can health care organizations address the social determinants of health like access to food, transportation, housing stability, and employment? Data suggests, and health care industry experts confirm,…

Dismantling Systemic Racism in Healthcare

  • Social Justice

How do we combat systemic racism in health care? There’s a very real and urgent need to address the racial disparities so prevalent in our current system.

Managing Culture Through Merger

  • Leadership

What strategies has Vivent Health utilized to successfully navigate organizational change during a period of significant growth? Find out in this article featured in the September 27, 2021…

The Vivent Health Medical Home Model of Care: Doing the Right Thing is Also Good Business

  • Health Care

The Vivent Home Model of Care presents an alternative health care approach that addresses many of the shortfalls in our national health care system. Here’s why doing the…

Pandemic Lessons on Leadership: Be Who You Are

  • Leadership

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we made some significant changes. Here are some of the lessons on leadership we learned from the global crisis.