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Michelle Guerra

Michelle Guerra

Sr. Consultant, Population Health & Health Equity
Michelle is a Senior Consultant with RTI Health Advance.

Michelle is a healthcare and clinical leader with broad expertise working within the commercial health plan space where her areas of expertise include population health strategy, population health analytics and programming, clinical and medical management program operations, and driving alignment with regulatory and accreditation standards. Michelle’s experience also includes partnership and collaboration with external health management and vendor programs. Michelle is a passionate behavioral health advocate and had the pleasure of supporting mental health parity and developing strategies which improved member navigation and access to behavioral health care.

Michelle joined RTI Health Advance after spending 10 years at Premera Blue Cross in Washington state where she was the Care Value Programs Manager and worked as Senior Clinician for over 7 years.  Prior to her commercial health plan experience, Michelle served as the Director of Assessment and Referral, Utilization Management at Fairfax Hospital, an acute behavioral health facility in Kirkland, Washington.

Michelle is a licensed mental health counselor in Washington state and a National Certified Counselor with over 15 years of clinical experience. She earned an MA from City University in mental health counseling and has a BA in psychology and history from the University of Washington.

Providing Effective Youth Mental Health & Behavioral Healthcare

Learn about current trends and factors impacting youth mental health and ways that healthcare systems can innovate to reach kids sooner & more effectively.

Pathways To Success: Behavioral Health's Value-Based Care Journey

Addressing these six challenges to behavioral health transition to value-based care could help mitigate the current mental health crisis.

Prioritizing Cognitive Decline And Dementia Prevention In Older Adults

The number of senior adults is projected to reach 20% of the U.S. population by 2025. See why vascular cognitive impairment is a timely healthcare imperative.

Keeping Us Up At Night: Stress, Sleep, And Mental Health

The relationship between sleep and mental health is close-knit and circular. Learn how stress reduction and sleep improvement can impact population health.

The Cascading Effect Of Comorbidities: Addressing Chronic Medical Disease Alongside Mental Health

Learn how mental & physical comorbidities are related and how healthcare is looking to adopt a more holistic, technology-assisted approach to address them.

Population Health Management Holds Promise For Meeting America’s Growing Behavioral Health Needs

Behavioral health needs often go unmet, but population health strategies can help expand behavioral health care access and improve its efficacy. Learn more.

Ageism: An Often-Overlooked Social Determinant Of Health In The Health Equity Equation

Health equity research shows that age-related SDoH place older populations at a disadvantage. Learn more about how ageism affects health equity here.

Black Mental Health: Black Americans’ Behavioral Health Needs Outpace Access To Care

A dysfunctional healthcare system paired with cultural ambivalence is preventing Black Americans from accessing mental & behavioral healthcare. Learn more.