Best Foot Forward Highlighted by Its Partner,
Centene Corporation, as Strategic Diversity
Supplier in Recent Annual Report
Supplier in Recent Annual Report MARCH 7, 2022 – Best Foot Forward (BFF), a health resource
management firm specializing in helping government-insured managed care health plans, is proud to share that they were featured in Centene Corporation’s recently released “AMPLIFY AND ACT – 2021 Annual Report on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.” Centene, a Fortune 25 company and multi-national healthcare enterprise that is committed to helping people live healthier lives, showcased BFF while underlying the importance of advancing diversity within its supplier chain, calling “driving supplier diversity a strategic enterprise-wide effort.” Centene notes that more than
50% of its health plans work with suppliers like BFF to develop budgets, strategies,
and timelines to ensure diverse participation.
Since 2018, Centene affiliate, Meridian Health in Illinois, has contracted with BFF—a
certified minority business—to help the health plans enhance member engagement.
As part of a pilot program, BFF was successful in assisting Meridian increase
member participation in health risk assessments. BFF began by contacting 200
members per month. Thanks to a high rate of success during the pilot, the
partnership has continued to grow, and BFF now contacts 4,000 members per
month and their business footprint has expanded to eight states.
BFF co-CEO Byron Dennis explained, that BFF was honored to be featured in the
Centene Report as an excellent example of success. “The great part about our
relationship with Centene are the team members we work with, who treat us as
partners rather than vendors. Our Centene partners represent diversity in culture,
Best Foot Forward (BFF), a certified minority-owned business, is headquartered in South
Florida, with offices in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Pennsylvania. BFF’s mission is to provide
integrated programs using insight-driven solutions that focus on delivering a clear process
to connect, communicate, and assist managed care members and plan providers.
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