Black History Month commemorates the achievements by African Americans and recognizes their central role in U.S. history. This month, employers can celebrate by sharing tips on achieving health equity for all African women , preventing the leading causes of death in African Americans , reducing disparities in pregnancy-related mortality , and reviving healthy soul food .

  • African Americans ages 35-64 years are 50% more likely to have high blood pressure than whites.

  • African American women have the highest rates of being overweight or obese compared to other groups in the U.S.

  • In 2015, African Americans were 20% less likely to engage in active physical activity as non-Hispanic whites.

  • African American women are twice as likely to suffer from severe complications during pregnancy and birth, and three times more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes than others.
Heart disease causes 1 in 4 deaths in the US every year . American Heart Month is an opportunity to encourage people to live heart healthy.

The American Heart Association has determined that more that half of all African American adults suffer from some form of cardiovascular disease.
National Donor Day - February 14

More than 20,000 people in the United States are waiting for a life-saving organ donation. National Donor Day is dedicated to increasing the awareness about organ donation and the profound effect it can have on people's lives.

Discrimination by AI in a Commercial Health Record - A Case Study

Although artificial intelligence (AI) may have the potential to transform health care, there remain some challenges in implementation. This case study examines the drawbacks of using AI as a prediction tool for "no shows" to scheduled appointments.
February is National Children's Dental Health (NCDHM) Month

Every stage in a child's life comes with different dental needs and responsibilities that raise questions for parents. Delta Dental has resources touching on topics ranging from pacifiers to braces and every oral health concern along the way.

Here are articles that offer important info for parents to share with your staff.
National Cancer Prevention Month

Every year, the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) spotlights ways that individuals can reduce their cancer risk with lifestyle changes.
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AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month

Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of vision loss among people ages 50 and older. Although there is no known cure for AMD, practicing health daily lifestyle habits can reduce your risk for it.
Managing the Rising Cost of Prescription Drug Spending

Since the beginning of 2020, the cost of pharmaceuticals has already increased 5%, and a recent survey by National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions says that more than 60% of employers say drug and medical spending is unsustainable for their business. The survey recommends these strategies for employers to address and manage these costs.
Health Tech and The Future of Preventative Medicine

Wearable devices may be able to predict your risk of health issues such as stroke or certain diseases.
Reference-Based Pricing (RBP)

RBP is a relatively new method for managing health costs based off of medical claims for the employer.
The Therapist in the Next Cubicle

This year, one-third of large employers plan to offer on-site behavioral health counseling to their workplace – an increase from a quarter of those companies in 2019 and less than one-fifth in 2018.
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