As part of Women's Health Month, we're focusing on the inequities women of color face within our healthcare system. Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC)People of color face inequalities across the board and research shows especially how dangerous this reality is in healthcare.
Did you know that under Massachusetts law, providers can prescribe patients a 12-month supply of birth control? Many providers, patients, and even pharmacies don't know about this option. Hear from our Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Farah Shafi, MD, to learn about the Massachusetts law that protects birth control access along with the potential benefits to providers and patients.
Are you curious about starting therapy or exploring behavioral healthcare? Say no more. In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, we’ve got you covered with help from David Macadam, Licensed Therapist and Behavioral Health Program manager at AllWays Health Partners. Continue reading for tips to get therapy along with the many behavioral health resources available to our members.
According to the AMA Journal of Ethics, physicians must uphold ethical responsibilities not to discriminate against a prospective patient on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation or gender identity, or other personal or social characteristics that are not clinically relevant to the individual’s care. That's why an equitable healthcare system requires diversity and inclusion to deliver the best patient care possible.