According to an article in mentalhealthamerica.net, clinical depression has become one of America’s most costly illnesses. Left untreated, depression is as expensive as heart disease or AIDS to the US economy, costing over $51 billion in absenteeism from work and lost productivity and $26 billion in direct treatment costs.
Prognosis: Forecasting the future of healthcare.
Chaplain Cesar Tellez was asked to provide spiritual and emotional support for Maria, a 15-year-old teenage cancer patient, and her family. A member of the Equality Health Care Coordination Team, Cesar didn’t realize that the seemingly routine home visit would quickly turn to a life-and-death situation.
Equality Health is excited to partner with Wellness AtoZ, a program through the Greater Phoenix Chamber Foundation that offers free solutions for businesses who believe in making Arizona and the Greater Phoenix region a destination for healthy talent and a healthy community.
Health care is an industry that has been, and always will be, steeped in compassion. It’s a necessary part of the job in order to heal both body and mind. However, in the pursuit of compassion for all, differences in cultures are sometimes forgotten and, in that misstep, we also miss providing the best health care that we can.
The rapid growth in the Hispanic population, and especially in the number of Hispanic youth, represents one of the most dramatic and important demographic trends affecting the United States. Working-age Hispanic adults will age to become the first sizable wave of Hispanic seniors. As a result, the health status and health behaviors of today’s youth will play a central role in shaping the long-term health and health care needs not only of Hispanics in the United States, but of all Americans.
Equality Health was recently featured in an article titled “Small practices, population health groups benefit from affordable technology” by Jeff Lagasse. The article appears on the Healthcare Finance website and explores the use of cost-effective technologies to better practice and patient outcomes.