Darnell Dent, a Managed Healthcare Executive editorial advisor, is president and CEO of FirstCare Health Plans, a provider-sponsored health plan serving local communities in West Texas with offices in Abilene, Amarillo, and Lubbock; and, corporate offices


Opinion: The Time is Now for Change of Health, Racial Disparities

October 14, 2020

Darnell Dent, principal of Dent Advisory Services and a member of the Managed Healthcare Executive® Editorial Advisory Board, discusses health disparities for people of color - specifically Blacks and Latinos - and how COVID-19 has highlighted our failure at the intersection of public health, healthcare and social justice.

Health plan addresses urban vs. rural healthcare disparities

October 08, 2017

The access problems many rural health plan members face cannot be rectified overnight, but resources, creativity and time can bring these populations up to par with their more urban counterparts.