Olive Branch Government Services (OBGS), a population health consultancy located in Waldorf, MD, is focused on improving outcomes through preventative care, culturally competent research, and equitable health services. OBGS combines social service with health policy analysis and assessment to convene focus groups, survey populations, and conduct program monitoring and evaluations. We operate a DCAA Compliant Accounting System.
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OBGS takes pride in supporting key healthcare changes that positively affect communities. As a practice, we closely follow health policy that directly impacts communities, through a health equity lens, and arm our customers with the tools to respond deliberately. It is our goal to challenge social disparities through providing adequate research and communication consulting tools for our clients to act as an ally for communities. As we tackle the social and economic concerns, we hope to change the future of the healthcare world for the better
Each year, thousands of women die or suffer long-term consequences from what are often preventable pregnancy-related complications. A woman's paycheck or racial background should not impact her access or outcome of care. With environmental and social factors at play, OBGS embeds itself at the heart of determinants to better understand, support preventative research, and deliver strategic training & planning that will impact outcomes, resulting in healthy mom & babies. Using our health equity lens, we work to address racial and ethnic disparities that exist within racial and rural communities all across the nation.
This significant challenge is what fueled OBGS to launch as a new entrant in the market.
Life has a way of throwing us lemons. It's always what we choose to do with those lemons that make the difference. OBGS is what our President & CEO has chosen to create out of her lemons. This vision, to build upon women's health care issues, concerns, and well being, drives us to be the change she desires to see.
Born in the south, Keia witnessed first hand the disparities that exist among communities of color. After completing a successful career as a capture executive for several GovCon organizations supporting the Federal Government, Keia decided it was her time to build a practice that would focus on those women's and maternal health programs that matter and impact racial and ethnic communities, like those she was raised. OBGS helps fulfil this passion by helping to address the health disparities and create effective, preventable solutions to an ongoing problem.
After experiencing chronic illness and disability as a teenager, Matt became motivated to improve the health care system. After 25 years in health care policy, Matt's experience now spans the health care system. He has advocated for the disabled, elderly, and veterans; worked directly with Medicare and state Medicaid programs; and created the first-ever alternative reimbursement model combining the two largest federal health programs, Medicare and Veterans Health. Matt also spent four years with the federal pandemic response authority, where he authored the H1N1 pandemic after-action report and served as the point of contact for all US hospitals and physicians seeking patient treatment information during the Ebola epidemic of 2014
Mission Statement: Support the improvement of health outcomes for communities by addressing health disparities that exist due to access to quality care. Help develop skilled and knowledgeable workforces within healthcare systems. Enhance healthcare communications for ethnic and rural communities across the world.
Core Values: OBGS is driven by fundamental beliefs that guide our approach to delivering for our internal and external stakeholders. The OBGS difference is that at our core, we believe in these four fundamental values that truly make what we offer unique and effective.