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Dr. LaShawn McIver

CSSBMB Commissioner (Former)

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Commissioner McIver is the Director for the CMS Office of Minority Health serving as the principal advisor to the agency on the needs of minority populations, including racial and ethnic minorities, people with disabilities, members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community, individuals with limited English proficiency, and rural populations. She provides subject matter expertise to the CMS on minority health and health disparities and gives recommendations on how to address them. She participates in the development of CMS policies, regulations, plans and programs, coordinates minority health initiatives within CMS, and engages key stakeholders in the conversation. Health insurance, prevention, increasing access to healthcare, discrimination, and issues related to the FDA are just a few of the areas she covers.