Quest for Health Equity Leader Ruth Clements Reflects on Key Lessons Learned
The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday marks a National Day of Service and an important time of reflection. In 1966 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke at the National Convention of the Medical Committee for Human Rights on the deep healthcare disparities that disproportionately affected people of color and lower income populations in the United States and said, “Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in healthcare is the most shocking and inhumane.”
Quest sponsored the Modern Healthcare webinar, “Collaborating to address health inequities in underserved communities.” During this discussion, leaders from across different areas of healthcare shared insights on the current state of health inequities and how the healthcare industry plays a critical role in closing this gap through collaboration with community and other stakeholders within healthcare.
Click below video to check out the highlight reel of the virtual event:
This pandemic has challenged us all in many ways. We’re incredibly proud of how our own healthcare heroes have worked tirelessly in the fight against COVID-19. Messages, like this one from Gov. Ralph Northam of Virginia, highlight the impact that we’re making. Thank you Gov. Northam for your kind words and appreciation.
SECAUCUS, N.J., December 16, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, today announced that it has achieved Gold status in the American Heart Association's 2021 Workplace Health Achievement Index, ranking the company's workplace health initiative among the best in the nation.
While 2020 proved to be a challenging year, the COVID-19 pandemic didn’t thwart efforts to reduce our carbon footprint. While the country was on pause, some of our colleagues took time to reevaluate how things were done and found ways to reduce our energy, water, and paper consumption.
When the organizers of a large anti-hate global conference in Pittsburgh needed on-site COVID-19 testing, they reached out to Quest to help keep the summit as safe as possible.
The inaugural Eradicate Hate Global Summit 2021 was scheduled for October 17 to 20 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in downtown Pittsburgh. About a month before the conference, organizers reached out to Quest for help.
ICYMI: Choose Healthy Life’s National Black Clergy Health Conclave convened leaders including UWNYC’s President & CEO Sheena Wright, Revs. Al Sharpton and Calvin O. Butts III and others. CHL has established public health navigators in 120 churches across 13 states trained to provide access to COVID-19 testing and vaccinations and other health resources to address health disparities and inequities. Quest proudly supports this important discussion on key ways we can work together to educate and support the community in the fight against COVID-19.
ICYMI: Quest Diagnostics Chairman, CEO and President Steve Rusckowski convened with several healthcare leaders to discuss the importance of collaboration to build proactive solutions and create a more equitable healthcare environment during the Modern Healthcare webinar “Collaborating to address health inequities in underserved communities.” Missed the live event?