Versant Health to Participate in 2021 Go Red for Women Day Baltimore Chapter

Chief Accounting Officer, Kimberly Davis, named as 2021 Baltimore Campaign Chair

Baltimore, Maryland, February 1, 2021 – Today, Versant Health, a leading managed vision care company, announced their participation in the American Heart Association’s 2021 Go Red For Women Day in their home base of Baltimore. With Versant Health’s support, Kimberly Davis, Chief Accounting Officer, has been named the 2021 Baltimore Go Red for Women Chair. In addition to Kimberly’s involvement, Elizabeth Klunk, Senior Vice President of Medical Management, and Hayley Ellington-Buckles, Senior Vice President of Operations, will participate on the initiative’s executive committee.

The Go Red for Women Campaign is a global platform created by the American Heart Association that is designed to bring awareness to ending heart disease and stroke in women. Launched in 2004, the event has grown into a worldwide movement with the aim to reduce barriers and increase access towards achieving better health and well-being. Versant Health’s goal in participating in the event is to highlight the role that eye health has in empowering women to take care of their hearts and body, using education, advocacy and research.

“I am extremely honored to be named the 2021 Chair of the American Heart Association’s Baltimore Go Red for Women campaign,” said Davis. “I am excited to be part of a movement that advocates for women’s health while also bringing awareness to health disparities that exist, particularly for women of color.”

The Go Red for Women Baltimore campaign will kick off on National Wear Red & Give Day on  February 5, 2021, during which Davis will moderate a panel on women’s health. This year, Versant Health is encouraging people to think about not only their eye health, but also how eye exams and routine vision care can boost overall health outcomes by serving as vehicles for early detection and heart disease prevention.

Other notable dates in the campaign include: The STEM Goes Red event on April 21-22, and the Go Red for Women Luncheon on June 17.

Details about Go Red for Women are available at https://www.goredforwomen.org/en.

About the American Heart Association

The American Heart Association is a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. We are dedicated to ensuring equitable health in all communities. Through collaboration with numerous organizations, and powered by millions of volunteers, we fund innovative research, advocate for the public’s health and share lifesaving resources. The Dallas-based organization has been a leading source of health information for nearly a century. Connect with us on heart.org, Facebook, Twitter or by calling 1-800- AHA-USA1.

About Go Red for Women

The American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women® movement is the trusted, passionate, relevant force for change to end heart disease and stroke in women all over the world. While nearly 80 percent of cardiac events can be prevented, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in women, claiming the lives of 1 in 3 women. For 17 years, Go Red for Women has provided a platform for women to come together, raise awareness, fund lifesaving research, advocate for change and improve the lives of all women everywhere. The American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement is nationally sponsored by CVS Health. Connect with us on GoRedforWomen.org, Facebook, Twitter or by calling 1-888-MY-HEART (1- 888-694-3278).

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About Versant Health

Versant Health is one of the nation’s leading managed vision care companies serving more than 37 million members nationwide. Through our Davis Vision plans and Superior Vision plans, we help members enjoy the wonders of sight through healthy eyes and vision. Providing vision and eye health solutions that range from routine vision benefits to medical management, Versant Health has a unique visibility and scale across the total eye health value chain. As a result, members enjoy a seamless experience with access to one of the broadest provider networks in the industry and an exclusive frame collection. Commercial groups, individuals, third parties, and health plans that serve government-sponsored programs such as Medicaid and Medicare are among our valued customers.

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