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Supporting Employees' Emotional Health During the Pandemic


When it comes to the well-being of our employees, mental and emotional health are just as important as physical wellness. With the increased prevalence of mental health issues in connection with COVID-19,¹ Quest continues to invest in ensuring our employees and their families have the support they need. 

“Quest is committed to supporting employees’ mental and emotional health with services that empower them to bring their best selves to work.” - Jay Wohlgemuth, MD, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Quest Diagnostics

FDA Authorizes Quest Diagnostics' COVID-19 Collection Materials for Emergency Use

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SECAUCUS, N.J., October 15, 2021 /3BL Media/ -- Quest Diagnostics, the world’s leading provider of diagnostic information services, has received FDA emergency use authorization (EUA) for its Quest Diagnostics Collection kit for COVID-19 (COVID-19 Collection kits), which are intended to be used as part of a program to collect anterior nares (nasal) swab specimens for molecular testing at the laboratory.**

Communities of Color Hit Hardest by COVID-19 and Lack Trust in Healthcare


Quest’s researchers continue to invest in documenting the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on communities of color to help combat health inequities. Below are 2 key studies developed as part of our Health Trends series.

COVID-19 had a greater impact on Black and Hispanic communities, even when controlling for other risk factors

Because few states report COVID-19 testing rates by race/ethnicity, our researchers did an indirect assessment by comparing:

Give it a Shot: The Latest on the Flu & COVID Vaccine

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The latest episode of the American Heart Association’s YouTube show “House Calls” features Ruth Clements, Vice President/General Manager, Infectious Diseases & Immunology and Leader, Quest for Health Equity:

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Reducing Health Inequities While Expanding the Pipeline to Create a More Diverse Health Care Workforce

Quest Diagnostics makes more than $3 million commitment to American Heart Association efforts to expand research and mentorship opportunities for Black and Hispanic scholars, and drive hypertension management and COVID-19 relief
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DALLAS, October 8, 2021 /3BL Media/ — The American Heart Association (AHA), the leading public health nonprofit devoted to a world of healthier lives for all -- through a significant commitment from Quest Diagnostics -- has announced an aggressive expansion of several key initiatives designed to reduce health inequities in vulnerable communities while increasing the ranks of diverse health care professionals.

Addressing the Healthcare Needs of Underserved Communities

COVID-19 has revealed the need to address health equity now

Steve Rusckowski is chairman, chief executive officer and president of Quest Diagnostics. In 2020 the company launched Quest for Health Equity (Q4HE), an over $100 million initiative focused on addressing inequities in health care that affect underserved populations across the U.S. Quest serves half of the hospitals and one-third of the U.S. population annually. The company provides results for nearly two million tests daily, ranging from routine testing to breakthrough genetic testing.

Over Half of U.S. Children Have Detectable Levels of Lead in Their Blood, Finds Quest Diagnostics Health Trends® Study Published in JAMA Pediatrics

Nationwide analysis of blood lead levels in children under six years of age finds ties between exposure, older homes, and poverty, and race Above-average elevated blood lead levels found in 24 states
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Engaging Student Journalists to Promote Health Awareness


Information is power, helping people to make the right decisions. At Quest, our data reveals insights which empowers better health.  Quest for Health Equity (Q4HE) is also empowering better health by supporting a group of aspiring health journalists.

Healthy NewsWorks (HNW) empowers elementary and middle school students in underserved communities to become researchers, writers, critical thinkers, and confident communicators who advance health understanding and literacy through their factual publications and digital media.

Black and Hispanic Communities Are Lagging in Getting Vaccinated. How These Organizations Are Trying to Change That

by Eric Berger

At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ruth Clements worked 18 hours a day for Quest Diagnostics as the leader of a $100 million initiative, Quest for Health Equity, to close healthcare gaps exposed by the virus.

“I know everything that you could think of when it comes to COVID-19,” says Clements, who also serves as GM of the company’s infectious disease and immunology section.

Learn More About Quest’s Commitment to Patients, Clients, Employees and Communities by Reading the Company’s Annual Corporate Responsibility Report

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SECAUCUS, N.J., September 21, 2021 /3BL Media/ -- Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, recently released its Annual Corporate Responsibility Report for 2020.

Titled "A Year of Challenge and Change," the report features the company's contributions to combating the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as programs and partnerships that demonstrate the company's commitment to positively impacting our patients, clients, employees and the communities in which we operate. 


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