Heidi L. Behforouz, M.D. Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School and Associate Physician in the Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) has focused her career on the health issues of the urban poor and practices primary care in the Jen Center at BWH. She is Founder and past Executive Director of Partners In Health’s Prevention and Access to Care and Treatment (PACT) project in Boston, Massachusetts which employed community health workers to advocate for the health and wellbeing of inner city residents infected with or at risk for HIV and other chronic diseases. Dr. Behforouz is committed to the transformation of primary care to better serve the needs of the most vulnerable patients in our communities and is hopeful that the integration of community health workers into health homes can help reduce disparities and improve outcomes among this population.
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