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SAN ANTONIO, TX (November 1, 2023) – Community First Health Plans is proud to be recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of 2023’s Top Diversity Leaders. They are one of nine providers and insurers from across the United States to be selected for this honor.

The Top Diversity Leaders in Healthcare recognition program honors the top diverse healthcare executives and organizations influencing policy and care delivery models across the country. In doing so, they are also highlighting the continued need to nurture diversity in their organizations.

“Modern Healthcare’s 2023 Top Diversity Leaders and organizations exemplify a commitment to meaningful diversity, equity, and inclusion. They have exceeded industry standards and continue to devote necessary resources to providing internal opportunities while advancing community health equity, setting a great example for others.” – Dan Peres, President of Modern Healthcare.

Community First Health Plans was chosen for its diverse leadership composition as well as its many inclusivity initiatives, including staff accessibility to inclusivity learning and event participation, sponsorship of community organizations serving various diversity groups, the creation of a Health Equity Council to create innovative interventions for members and providers to address health inequality, and for the Community First Food Pantry initiative that fights food insecurity with nearly 50 food pantries installed across Bexar County and the seven surrounding counties.

“Community First Health Plans is proud to call a city as diverse as San Antonio our home, and we work to accurately reflect that diversity in our own workforce. We believe that doing so allows us to better understand how to serve our members, and creates an environment where individual ideas are shared, implemented, and celebrated.” – Theresa Scepanski, CEO of Community First Health Plans.

The profiles of all the winners are featured in the October 16, 2023 print issue of Modern Healthcare and at They will be honored at the Top Diversity Leaders Awards Gala in Chicago, Illinois on December 7, 2023.


Community First Health Plans was established in 1995 by University Health, specifically to begin providing health care coverage to the citizens of Bexar and the surrounding seven counties. As the only locally owned and managed, non-profit health plan in the area, our commitment to our members is to provide great health care benefits backed by outstanding service, delivered by people who live right here in South Texas. Our goal is to make San Antonio have more successful health outcomes by putting the community first. Learn more at

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Beginning September 1, 2024 Community First Health Plans, Inc. will be adding STAR+PLUS to its line of health care products.

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