TITLE

Minority report

AUTHOR(S)
SHEPHERD, LEAH CARLSON
PUB. DATE
April 2009
SOURCE
Employee Benefit News;4/1/2009, Vol. 23 Issue 4, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the need for disease management programs to be communicated clearly to African-American employees who have a higher risk for conditions like diabetes and heart disease. It is stated that genetic pre-dispositions exist and that the low 20% participation rate in these programs may be due to trust issues with benefit managers. The importance for health care services to consider the cultural diversities in patients in order to be effective is also pointed out.
ACCESSION #
37293206

 

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