Cigna has made a long-term committment to address the Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) and health disparities that negatively affect our customers and communities.
While the presence and impacts of social determinants of health extend far beyond the worksite, these are just some the steps employers can take to help improve the quality of life and health of their workforce in these areas.
We sat down with Dr. Renee McLaughlin, national medical director for LGBTQ+ health and well-being at Cigna, to talk through some of the health disparities LGBTQ+ people face, what causes these disparities, and how providers can help reduce the stigma and discrimination this community faces.
Black Americans are all too familiar with the impact of health disparities in America. Generational inequities, racism, and social injustice have led to barriers to care within health care system, placing many Black Americans at a disadvantage.
We sat down with Cigna's Dr. Alla Zilbering to explore the health barriers that the senior population faces, as well as what providers and the health care industry as a whole should be doing to reduce gaps in care and improve health outcomes for all Americans.
The gender-affirmation process can be a long, complex, and emotional roller coaster. Enter Cigna's My Personal Champion team, which works with Cigna Health Plan customers (including our employees) to make gender-affirming care as simple and easy as possible.
Look at some of the ways our approach to diabetes care has helped patients save money, and improve medication adherence and health outcomes.
Cigna has a dedicated team whose sole focus is making health equity a part of how our company does business.
We utilize a variety of data sources and tools that allow us to analyze specifc populations to understand their potential health disadvantages.
Hispanics are a growing segment of the United States population, representing 19% of people living in the U.S. In spite of this growth, health disparities remain an issue.
Imagine this: You’ve been diagnosed with COVID-19. After running additional tests, the doctor brings unexpected news. You also have Type 2 diabetes.
Building cultural competency among health care providers is key to making diabetes management easier for Black patients.
Cigna is committed to help reduce health disparities for the South Asian population through cultural competency training for health care providers and community and employee outreach.
New research from global consulting firm EY encourages companies both within and outside of the health care industry to consider health equity as a strategic imperative.
Evernorth Geographic Social Determinants Index (EGSDI) identifies opportunities for proactive patient and community engagement for individuals diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.
Dr. Neema Stephens, national medical director for health equity at Cigna, talks about the work she is doing to effect change in population health.