It’s my privilege to function Government Director of Well being Fairness for Independence Blue Cross (Independence). I’m right here to assist enhance entry to high-quality well being take care of all of our members who could also be deprived due to their race, ethnicity, or different elements.
The USA has a large downside in relation to racial and ethnic disparities in maternal well being outcomes. And that downside is all too evident proper right here within the Philadelphia space.
Independence is deeply dedicated to closing these unacceptable gaps. That’s why I’m excited to share two new collaborations we’ve in place to assist folks of shade overcome a number of the elements that may contribute to well being issues earlier than, throughout, and after being pregnant.
Cayaba Care is a venture-backed startup that gives pregnant and not too long ago pregnant folks with personalised in-office, in-home, and digital companies. The corporate presents wraparound companies that embrace emotional and psychological help, assist with hospital appointments, symptom administration, profit navigation, and extra.
Every individual is matched with a Maternity Navigator from their neighborhood that’s their principal level of contact. Additionally they have entry to a care group that features registered nurses, nurse practitioners, psychiatrists, social employees, lactation consultants, and registered dietician nutritionists.
The Maternity Navigators could be a big assist to pregnant and not too long ago pregnant people who find themselves making an attempt to juggle so many various duties.
Independence members who’ve business well being plans, and are pregnant or not too long ago pregnant, could also be eligible for Cayaba Care’s companies. Cayaba Care makes use of a proprietary danger stratification algorithm to evaluate members’ social determinants of well being and decide whether or not they would profit from the corporate’s companies. Additionally they work immediately with obstetricians, and with Independence, to supply an additional layer of help for members.
We’re assured that working with Cayaba will assist us obtain a noticeable discount in problems and mortality charges for fogeys and infants throughout this extremely susceptible interval of their lives.
Independence can be proud to work with Cocolife.black, a group useful resource designed to help Black and Brown mothers throughout being pregnant, the postpartum interval, and the loss of a kid or important beloved one. Cocolife.black offers quick access to schooling and group sources comparable to free diapers, system, and childcare companies.
People who find themselves getting ready to grow to be a mother, those that not too long ago grew to become a mother, or those that misplaced a toddler actually profit from feeling a way of group. And that’s what Cocolife.black presents. They assist join you with individuals who perceive what you’re going by means of and supply sources that may show you how to alongside the best way.
Cocolife.black additionally presents entry to psychological well being professionals and maternal well being clinicians. Members ought to test their advantages relating to protection of those companies.
This Is Simply the Starting
Our collaborations with Cayaba Care and Cocolife.black are only a few of the methods Independence is giving childbearing mother and father of shade and their infants the very best probability of doing effectively and staying wholesome. As we launch different new initiatives, and hopefully begin to see real-world proof that these approaches are making a distinction, we are going to share this excellent news with you as effectively.