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Academic Health Care System RWJBarnabas Health Embarks on System-Wide Initiative to Address Equity and Systemic Racism

RWJBarnabas Health, the largest academic health care system in New Jersey, has amplified its efforts to address equity and systemic racism to promote an antiracist culture throughout the organization and the communities it serves.  Ending Racism, Together focuses on creating racial, ethnic and cultural equity, prioritizing those communities that are most disenfranchised and experience poor health, and social, economic, and educational outcomes due to the…

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Awards Contract to Evofem Biosciences for Phexxi Contraceptive Gel

Evofem Biosciences has announced that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has awarded the Company a contract for the purchase of Phexxi for a five-year period beginning December 15, 2020. Saundra Pelletier, CEO of Evofem Biosciences, said, “This award is an important milestone in our ongoing effort to create the broadest access to Phexxi for all patients.  We have achieved coverage for 55% of…

US HHS Unveils Action Plan to Address Maternal Morbidity

Black women are three times more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In light of these statistics, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced Thursday morning an action plan to improve maternal health. The road map outlines three targets to achieve in the next five years:  To reduce the maternal mortality…

Twentyeight Health Will Join Healthify’s SDoH Network to Provide Low- and No-Cost Birth Control to People in Need

Healthify, a company that works with managed care organizations to integrate social determinants of health (SDoH) into the healthcare ecosystem, has announced that Twentyeight Health, a femtech startup that provides affordable and convenient reproductive and sexual care, is joining its network of community-based organizations working to address social needs and improve outcomes for disadvantaged populations. “We are very excited to be partnering with…