On the first Saturday in April, the U.S. celebrates National Love Our Children Day. The fitting start to National Child Abuse Prevention Month places attention on the hidden epidemic of violence toward and neglect of children. It’s a reminder for everyone to appreciate children and develop loving and respectful relationships with them.
Equality Health Foundation, HeroZona Foundation, and coalition partners held a vaccine event on Saturday at South Mountain Community College to help diverse communities hit hardest by the pandemic get access to the vaccine. “It’s kind of nice just to feel that relief and you’ve done your part to not only save yourself but other people too,” said a COVID-19 vaccine recipient after receiving their shot.
The rollout of the long awaited COVID-19 vaccine had a bumpy beginning. Limited supplies made efforts to receive a dose hit-and-miss for many, but combined with significant access barriers, the vaccine became virtually impossible for underserved communities to receive it.
For Lourdes Martínez, a 55-year-old woman from south Phoenix, the COVID-19 pandemic brought stress beyond that of the virus. This extra layer of stress came from the suspension of nonurgent medical procedures.
With COVID-19 vaccines now available throughout the United States, the number of people in Arizona qualified to receive the vaccine has opened up, and many people have been fully vaccinated. Information that’s provided when vaccines are given reveal a clearer picture about the number of people affected by this virus.
Language and cultural barriers have made it difficult for many people of color, immigrants and non-English speaking communities to get a COVID-19 vaccine.
With the blink of an eye, the first month of the year has passed. How close are you to achieving your goals to improve your health? If you haven’t started yet, don’t worry. February is a nationally dedicated month to focus on your heart health, and what better way to start your journey to improve your health than with of one the most vital organs in your body?
Phoenix Rising Football Club announced today that Equality Health, a technology-enabled, whole-health delivery system, will be the official presenting sponsor of the 2021 season, the fourth year in a row for the Phoenix-based company.
The largest vaccination campaign in history has begun, with more than 11.1 million COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the United States. The initial goal, put forth by the Trump administration’s Operation Warp Speed, involved vaccinating 20 million people before the first of the year.
Now that 2020 has passed, the good news is you made it through one of the most difficult years in the nation’s recent history. Though the start of 2021 brings renewed hope with an opportunity to improve your life by achieving goals and attaining new heights, this new year comes with its own new challenges and obstacles.
It’s no secret that healthcare has been at the center of COVID-19 disruptions. The pandemic has pushed the limits of the healthcare system in ways we could have never imagined. Provider revenue streams and staffing were significantly impacted, and everyone had to shift as much of their business model as possible to a virtual care environment to survive.
The 4th Annual Healthy Fall Festival & Turkey Giveaway, took place Saturday, November 21, and was organized by the Equality Health Foundation in partnership with the Alhambra Elementary School District. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the drive-thru event was well-received by the community.
Equality Health and Cigna have joined together to help provide access to healthcare to those who need it the most in Arizona’s Hispanic community.
Local Groups Establish Public-Private Partnership to Help Phoenix’s Latino Communities Fight COVID-19
At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, it quickly became apparent that underserved, vulnerable communities would be hit the hardest and suffer the most.
The World Health Organization (WHO) defines social determinants of health (SDoH) as “the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age,” which are “shaped by the distribution of money, power and resources at global, national and local levels.”
Monica Miller was 48 years old, premenopausal and had a routine mammogram screening scheduled for the next week. Out of the blue, while working her nursing shift, Miller felt like a bee stung her right breast. She called it “a sign from something.”
Equality Health’s mission is to provide access to quality care for all people, including the elderly population and our most vulnerable individuals. Helping people find the right Medicare plan to fit their unique needs is one way that Equality Health is fulfilling their mission.
Despite all the medical advances in the treatment of breast cancer, two essential factors that may help overcome this terrible illness are prevention and a well-supported treatment plan.
The World Health Organization (WHO) recently called for medical and dental check-ups to be resumed despite the pandemic. The topic for the next “Cafecito Time con Equality Health” that’s scheduled for today, Thursday, August 27, is ‘How to Make the Most of Your Next Visit to the Doctor’.
María is a young mother who lives with her family in South Phoenix. Maria’s son, Lucas, was born a little over one year ago. Like many first-time mothers, María has strictly followed all the instructions provided by her doctors in regard to both her and Lucas’ health and well-being.
In the grip of the COVID-19 pandemic that has already infected more than one million Americans, it’s difficult to think too distantly into the future.
As brick and mortar establishments alter daily operations to counter the COVID-19 pandemic, community-based organizations (CBOs) can continue to serve community members in need. LINQAZ, the statewide collaborative online referral network for CBOs and healthcare providers, is free to join and use.