Advancing health equity: How we can work together to drive change for your workforce
Join Albert Chu and Dr. Adam Myers, Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, Bridget Hurd, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Amanda Smith, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, for a discussion around the health equity crisis in America. Tackling the issue head-on, they will dissect where health disparities are affecting employees, challenges the pandemic has created, and how advancing change will take all of us. The panel will explore:
- The scale of health disparities and their impact on employee populations, and how that’s costing employers.
- What health plans can do to advance health equity and how the Blue Cross and Blue Shield system’s National Health Equity Strategy is confronting the issue.
- How health plan partners, employers and other stakeholders can work together to help change the tide, highlighting specific strategies to focus on.
Look for an engaging conversation around all this and more in our upcoming webinar.
Understanding how health disparities are impacting your workforce
Across the country, health equity is in a state of crisis, and it’s impacting both employees and businesses. In fact, studies have shown health disparities cost employers about $42 billion in lost productivity per year. Read the first mini-eMagazine in our new Health Equity series—Volume #1 The Journey Toward Health Equity Takes All of Us—to learn about health disparities your employees may be facing, the impact it can have on your organization and what strategies you can leverage for your workforce.
Health equity: Scale of impact
Before you can know what action to take, you have to have a clear sense of the challenge. This infographic captures what workforces are facing, and zeroes in on the scale of health disparities related to key conditions and the cost it has on employers. Use it as a reference to get the conversation started, then read our mini-eMagazine to explore the roles health plan partners, employers and other stakeholders can play in advancing health equity.
Strategies for Bringing Equity to Maternal Healthcare
Studies show Black, American Indian and Alaska Native women are more likely than white women to suffer and die from pregnancy-related causes in the U.S. Watch as experts from Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, 4Kira4Moms and CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield sit down as part of Business Group on Health’s Annual Conference to discuss strategies employers can use to help eliminate disparities and achieve equity in maternal healthcare.
Addressing behavioral health and its key barriers, full-on
Learn how to address behavioral health holistically for your workforce and break down barriers such as stigma and disparities in care.