This interview with CEO Brenda Johnson is part of a Mail Tribune series known as Community Builders profiling southern Oregonians who are working to improve their communities.
Brenda Johnson discovered her mission in life after falling sick in Mexico as an undergraduate exchange student. “I accessed health care from physicians I didn’t know and in a language I didn’t understand,” says Johnson, chair of Jackson County’s coordinated care organization, Jackson Care Connect. “I made a vow at that time to ensure other people were cared for in a culturally respectful way.” In the United States, however, language barriers, socioeconomic factors and a fragmented delivery system create real road blocks to medical care. As chair of the CCO, Johnson is pulling those barriers down. Read complete Oregon Business story here.