ORLANDO, Florida., February 2, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Dr. Luis Torres, medical director of behavioral health for Evernorth, the health services business of Cigna Corporation, has been selected to join CEO Action on a one-year fellowship beginning this month. Dr. Torres is based in Florida and will work alongside fellows from some of the world’s largest corporations to address racial injustice at the national, state, and local levels.
“I grew up in a low-income Hispanic community in Porto Rico, where I saw and experienced inequalities based on race and socioeconomic background,” Dr. Torres said. “Because of my background and 20 years of experience as a behavioral health physician, I understand the different layers of disparities my patients face and I am passionate about advancing equity to create better outcomes in matter of health.
The CEO Action for Racial Equity Fellowship is a one-of-a-kind, business-led initiative to advance racial equity, address social injustice, and improve societal well-being through policy change. Since 2017, Cigna has been a signatory to CEO Action, the largest CEO-led business pledge to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace, and Dr. Torres will be the second Cigna CEO Action for Racial Equity Fellow.
For more than a decade, Cigna has worked to identify and address health disparities to help improve health equity among customers, staff, and communities. Florida communities. Cigna has partnered with the Hispanic Services Council to provide health and wellness education to Hispanic communities across Tampa Bay and supports Tampa Bay Metropolitan Ministries through a Cigna Foundation grant to help people with food, rent, and utility assistance. In South Florida, health coaches with Cigna’s Health Improvement Tour have visited many communities to provide free health screenings and action steps.
Dr. Torres has been with Cigna since 2017, most recently as Senior Medical Director within Evernorth’s Behavioral Health Unit. Outside of his work at Cigna, he is the founder and CEO of a private health practice.
For more information on Dr. Torres and his new role, visit Cigna’s press room.
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