Health Equity at Work

This editorial series highlights efforts underway at companies that are part of the AHA CEO Roundtable leadership collaborative.
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The AHA walks the walk on health equity

The American Heart Association is committed to creating a more inclusive, empowering atmosphere for its approximately 3,000 staff members by ensuring the roadmap is embedded into the fabric of the organization.
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Global health care company Amgen focuses on health equity for patients, employees and communities

For more than 40 years, Amgen has helped pioneer the global biotech industry and create new therapies for patients. Now, the health care company also is focusing its efforts to drive toward closing the health equity gaps. Amgen is committed to improving health equity – not just for its employees, but for patients around the world.
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At Aramark, access to healthy food is always on the menu

Food service company Aramark doesn’t think health equity should be served à la carte. Instead, Aramark believes all people should have access to healthy, nutritious foods. Part of Aramark’s mission of doing great things for our people, partners, community and planet is to empower healthy choices for all, which is why we view health and health equity as central to what we do every day.
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Levi Strauss & Co. offers a wide variety of benefits to ensure employee health fits well for everyone

Levi Strauss & Co.’s (LS&Co.) website proudly proclaims, “We’ve always stood up for what’s right!” The global apparel company synonymous with its iconic blue jeans was a leader in extending health benefits to domestic partners, pioneered labor and environmental guidelines in manufacturing, and even gives employees paid time off to vote.
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On a Quest for Health Equity at work and in communities

Quest Diagnostics is the world’s leading provider of diagnostic information services, serving half of the hospitals and one-third of the U.S. population annually. The company provides results for nearly 2 million tests daily, ranging from routine testing to breakthrough genetic testing.

Known for delivering results that aim to improve public health, Quest and its 50,000 employees are putting themselves to the test in another important way: striving for health equity in the communities where they work.

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Hearst takes a hard look at health equity – in the news and in the media company’s own workplace

Leaders at Hearst are sharply focused on ensuring an equitable workplace and equitable health among its 23,000 employees at 360 TV stations, newspapers and other businesses.
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At ADP, building a better workplace begins with health equity

The workplace is more than where you simply earn a paycheck. It is also a place where you can build a healthy life. That’s the philosophy at ADP, a global provider of human capital management services and software that is very focused on providing healthy equity for its 58,000 employees…
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