策略, 指导原则, best practices and other 资源 organizations can use to build toward health equity.
Employers have a key role to play in addressing health disparities nationwide and achieving a state of health equity, in which everyone has a fair and just opportunity to live a healthy life. Research shows that by addressing drivers of health inequities in the workplace, employers can increase the health and productivity of their workforce and reduce health care spending. Health inequities account for roughly $320 billion in annual U.S. health care spending and counting, according to recent analysis from Deloitte. Building a workplace where all employees can thrive is no longer an option—it’s a moral and business imperative.
The 美国心脏协会’s Health Equity in the Workforce initiative, in collaboration with Deloitte Health Equity Institute and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Foundation, will leverage the expertise of business leaders to build a comprehensive roadmap and set of 资源 to help advance health equity in the workforce. Powered by the Association’s 幸福更有效™ platform, which helps business leaders promote health and well-being for all, the initiative aims to enable positive health outcomes for 10 million U.S. 2025年的工人人数.
Preventable health disparities have plagued generations of Americans, with under-resourced and systematically marginalized populations among those impacted most. 例如，美国的黑人.S. are at nearly twice the risk of experiencing a first stroke and rural life expectancy is approximately three years lower when compared to urban life expectancy. Up to 80% of health outcomes are driven by social, 经济和环境因素, many of which employers can impact by offering comprehensive health and well-being benefits, 安全工作区, 员工教育和其他项目.
Creating a Fairer Future Through Workplace Health Equity
美国心脏协会 CEO Nancy Brown joins executives from Deloitte and SHRM to share how employers can support a fair and just society by addressing the drivers of health inequities in the workplace.
The 美国心脏协会’s 2024 Health Equity Goal
Every person deserves the opportunity for a full, healthy life. 作为卫生公平的捍卫者, by 2024, the 美国心脏协会 will advance cardiovascular health for all, including identifying and removing barriers to health care access and quality. The Health Equity in the Workforce initiative is helping power the 美国心脏协会’s goal of promoting equitable health for all.
CEO Roundtable Driving Health Equity in the Workplace
The 美国心脏协会's CEO Roundtable is a leadership collaborative of nearly 50 CEOs dedicated to employee health and well-being. These executives are focused on eliminating workplace inequities that harm the health and well-being of employees, 企业和社区. 圆桌会议的报告, developed by business leaders and health experts, laid the foundation for this new initiative by providing actionable strategies and principles employers can use to build toward health equity.