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GuideWell signs Health Equity Pledge to leverage data in addressing disparities

GuideWell joins approximately 40 cross-sector health care organizations committing to collecting, stratifying, and reviewing data about race, ethnicity, language and sex across top metrics and sharing that information to inform best practices.

Oct. 26, 2021 — COVID-19 and the social injustice crises of 2020-2021 shined a new light on the systemic disparities in the U.S. health care system. Some disparities – such as with maternal and infant health – have been understood within the industry. But startling new research published last month found that Black children experience higher complication rates that White children after having their appendix removed, an indication that such inequities are more widespread than previously believed.