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MGB reduces health inequities through robust patient data collection

Posted by Mass General Brigham on July 06, 2021

Mass General Brigham (MGB) has launched a campaign to collect more accurate and complete demographic data from its more than one million adult primary care patients. Continue reading to learn how this data drives MGB's commitment to improving access to healthcare programs and services.

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Topics: Providers, Diversity, equity & inclusion

This Pride Month learn how you can support LGBTQIA+ healthcare rights

Posted by Alyssa Malmquist on June 10, 2021

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.

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Topics: Diversity, equity & inclusion

Black women face a barrier of racial & gender discrimination in healthcare

Posted by Alyssa Malmquist on May 18, 2021

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.

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Topics: Women's health, Medical leadership partners, Diversity, equity & inclusion

Learn how the U.S. is taking on health inequities for POC during the vaccine rollout

Posted by Alyssa Malmquist on April 08, 2021

Research shows that people of color have been impacted disproportionately by the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about what initiatives are in place nationwide and in the state of Massachusetts to combat this disproportion during the vaccine rollout.

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Topics: Diversity, equity & inclusion

Racism is a health issue: hear from one provider about how this impacts patients

Posted by AllWays Health Partners Blog Team on March 30, 2021

We join our partners at Mass General Brigham in acknowledging that racism is a health issue. As a system, we stand strong against racism. Both our patients and our staff deserve better.

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Topics: Diversity, equity & inclusion