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Dr Rishi Manchanda

Dr. Rishi Manchanda is CEO at HealthBegins, a national firm that helps Medicaid-serving

executives and teams to meet growing state and federal requirements for health equity and

social needs, exceed performance goals, and achieve long-term impact for people harmed by

societal practices. He has advanced this mission throughout his career as a primary care

physician, executive and public health champion. Dr. Manchanda served as the founding

director of social medicine for community health centers in south central Los Angeles, as the

first lead physician for homeless veterans at the Greater Los Angeles VA, and as the inaugural

chief medical officer for a self-insured employer with a large rural agricultural workforce. In his

book - The Upstream Doctors - and TED Talk, he introduced “Upstreamists”, a new model of

healthcare professionals who improve outcomes by addressing the social and structural drivers

of health equity - patients’ social needs, community-level social determinants of health, and

structural determinants of health equity including structural racism.

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