Kansas Department of Health & Environment

Why Companies Are Making Disparities

Their Business?

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that 41.5 percent of the workforce will be members of racial and ethnic minority groups within the decade.

Even after controlling for economic and health insurance status, differences still appear in diagnosis and treatment of specific health conditions, utilization of preventive services and health outcomes.

This makes health disparities a business issue. Employers have begun to recognize that the quality of health care for their workers receive is important to employee health, productivity, performance and business outcomes.

The Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Health asked the National Business Group on Health to develop Why Companies Are Making Health Disparities Their Business: The Business Case and Practical Strategies. It describes the impact that racial and ethnic health disparities have on large employers. Learn more . . . PDF Document

Learn more about the business case for addressing disparities through the National Business Group on Health  http://www.businessgrouphealth.org/

Here are a variety of Powerpoint presentations, slides, articles, and briefs from the National Business Group in Health that may assist you as an employer engaged in continuous quality improvement efforts that address workforce productivity, your consumers, and your market:

  • Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities in the Workplace:  Achieving Equity Among the Insured PowerPoint Document
  • Well-Being Disparities in the US PowerPoint Document
  • Reaching out to Diverse Employees PowerPoint Document
  • Eliminating Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities:  A Business Case Update for Employers PDF Document
  • Addressing Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities:  Getting Started and Things to Consider in the Workplace PDF Document
  • Employer Communications on Health Disparities Resource Document PDF Document

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