Current Fellows
Adolescent Health

Jasmine Leonard

Bloomberg Fellow

Jasmine Leonard is a Health Equity Enterprise Manager at CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (CareFirst). In this role, she is the resident good troublemaker who leads the health equity strategies and initiatives for value-based programs and works collaboratively with other departments to ensure a health equity lens is applied in all work. As a pediatric expert and advocate, Jasmine is also responsible for the CareFirst relationship with Children’s National Hospital and managing their accountable care organization. Prior to serving as Health Equity Enterprise Manager, she served as a Senior Pediatric Practice Consultant and actively strategized to improve the rate of social determinant of health screenings in pediatric primary care practices from less than 50 percent in 2018 to approximately 73 percent in 2021. As a lifelong resident of the area, Jasmine is passionately committed to advancing health equity and lifting up the voices of the adolescent population in the Washington DC metropolitan area.

In its 85th year of service, CareFirst, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, an association of independent, locally operated Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies, is a not-for-profit healthcare company which, through its affiliates and subsidiaries, offers a comprehensive portfolio of health insurance products and administrative services to 3.5 million individuals and employers in Maryland, the District of Columbia and Northern Virginia. In 2021, CareFirst invested $26.2 million to improve overall health, and increase the accessibility, affordability, safety and quality of healthcare throughout its market areas.

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