Laura Mararoff Bio
Coordinating Care in the Medical Neighborhood Making it Work
Concurrent Session: 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Participants in this session will learn how to develop and strengthen relationships with community partners to increase access to coordinated high quality care care across the cancer continuum. Dr. Makaroff will also discuss key practice-change elements and evidence-based interventions to demonstrate cancer prevention and early detection as well as identify common barriers to cancer screening and follow up and utilize appropriate strategies to address barriers.
Dr. Laura Makaroff is a graduate of Coe College (BA, Chemistry) and Des Moines University (DO). She completed her residency in family medicine at University of Colorado Hospital where she received the Larry Green, MD award and Colorado Academy of Family Physicians’ Resident of the Year award. After completing her residency in 2006, she opened her own solo practice in Parker, CO. While working at Mountaintop Family Health, the center was chosen to participate in the Colorado Multi-Stakeholder Multi-Payer Patient Centered Medical Home Pilot and earned NCQA Level III Patient Centered Medical Home recognition in 2009.
Dr. Makaroff has also served as the Senior Clinical Advisor for HRSA Bureau of Primary Health Care. As Senior Clinical Advisor, Dr. Laura Makaroff provided clinical leadership for the Health Center Program's Quality Strategy including medical home transformation, clinical quality measures, and use of data and ongoing quality improvement. In addition, she provided clinical and public health guidance to ongoing and emerging public health issues including behavioral health integration, oral health integration, and Zika virus.