Pathways to Prevention (P2P) Program

Cara V. James, Ph.D.

Cara James

Grantmakers In Health
President and Chief Executive Officer, Grantmakers In Health

About Dr. James

Dr. Cara V. James is President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Grantmakers In Health (GIH). Prior to joining GIH in 2020, she served as Director of the Office of Minority Health at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) where she provided leadership, vision, and direction to advance health equity. Under her guidance, CMS developed its first CMS Equity Plan to Improve Quality in Medicare and its first Rural Health Strategy, created an ongoing initiative to help individuals understand their coverage and connect to care, increased the collection and reporting of demographic data, and developed numerous resources to help stakeholders reduce disparities. Before joining CMS, Dr. James served as Director of the Disparities Policy Project and Director of the Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholars Program at the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Dr. James holds her doctorate in health policy and her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Harvard University.

Dr. James currently serves as a board member of the Association of American Medical Colleges, Children’s Law Center, District of Columbia Hospital Association, and Health Care Cost Institute.

Dr. James did not disclose any conflicts of interest for this workshop.

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