June is pride month, and we’re celebrating all month long at AllWays Health Partners. It’s important for organizations—and individuals to use this month as an opportunity to identify ways you can support the LGBTQIA+ community long term. Whether you’re a provider, employer, broker, or member, we invite you to educate yourself about some of the current laws impacting the LGBTQIA+ population along with several supportive resources offered through Mass General Brigham and other organizations.
With more research, it's clear that physical and mental health outcomes are directly linked to patients' social determinants of health (SDOH): where patients live, work, learn and play. Keep reading to learn more about the data found along with the growing number of initiatives at the national and state levels to address social determinants of health.
Welcoming a new baby into the world can be a happy time for new mothers, but postpartum depression is common leading up to and after giving birth. Depression, anxiety, and trauma-related disorders can all be aggravated by stress related to pregnancy and postpartum experiences. Add in a global pandemic, and these scenarios are even more likely. Uncover the research and learn more about what providers can do to help patients impacted by postpartum depression.
On May 31, we come together worldwide to support those wanting to quit smoking on World No Tobacco Day. Annually, this day is an opportunity to reinforce the dangers of tobacco use while educating the general population that tobacco-related disease is preventable. Learn more information you can share with patients, family, friends, employees, or colleagues that offer education and support.
As part of Women's Health Month, we're focusing on the inequities women of color face within our healthcare system. People of color face inequalities across the board, and the pandemic has only magnified this grim reality. Black men and women are at much higher risk of contracting COVID-19 than the rest of the population, and they are 2.1 times more likely than white people to die from the virus. That's why Black women are left to face a double edge sword of discrimination due to race and sex, and research shows especially how dangerous this reality is in healthcare.