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Rishi Manchanda      

Physician and Public Health Innovator; President and Founder of Health Begins

Rishi Manchanda, MD, MPH, is Founder and President of HealthBegins, a social enterprise that provides training, clinic redesign and technology to transform healthcare and the social determinants of health. Dr. Manchanda is a dual board-certified internist and pediatrician, a board member of the National Physicians Alliance, and a fellow in the California Health Care Foundation's Healthcare Leadership Program. He is the lead physician for homeless primary care at the VA in Los Angeles, where he has built clinics for high-utilizer homeless veterans with complex chronic disease. Dr. Manchanda was the first Director of Social Medicine and Health Equity at a large community health center network in south Los Angeles. In 2008, he started RxDemocracy, a nonpartisan coalition that has registered over 30,000 voters in doctors' offices and hospitals nationwide. His 2013 book, "The Upstream Doctors," introduces a new model of the healthcare workforce that includes clinical "Upstreamists" who address social determinants of health. In 2014, Dr. Manchanda was recognized in The Atlantic magazine as one of twenty leading healthcare innovators in America.


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