Minority report

April 2009
Employee Benefit News;4/1/2009, Vol. 23 Issue 4, p1
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.


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