Employee Benefit News January 18, 2022
Alyssa Place

Your employees and their health needs are diverse, and the care they recieve should be, too.

Telemedicine platform Spora Health has introduced a new culturally competent healthcare resource called the Spora Institute, which will provide training for both physicians and HR professionals on how to provide more equitable care for people of color.

Healthcare inequality is a major barrier when it comes to healthcare accessibility and outcomes for people of color, says Dan Miller, founder and CEO of Spora Health. Just half of Black and Hispanic employees say they have access to high-quality healthcare, and nearly 70% of Black individuals avoid seeking medical care because they feel they’ve been treated unfairly, according to data from the Commonwealth Fund. Fifty-five percent...

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Topics: Digital Health, Employer, Health IT, Patient / Consumer, Physician, Primary care, Provider, Technology, Telehealth
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