The Path Towards Health Equity
An Exclusive Interview with Dr. Jessica Isom
Is health equity at the center of your workforce?
78% of the workforce say the pandemic has negatively affected their mental health, and 76% believe their company should be doing more to support the mental health of their workforce.
Between balancing hybrid work, overcoming survivor layoff guilt, and staying engaged in a dispersed and sometimes isolating setting, mental health risks are just as concerning as the physical health risks we're facing today.
When we talk about health equity, we often focus on the existing disparities in physical health outcomes and access to care and overlook the urgent need to address mental health inequities.
In this exclusive Q&A, Dr. Jessica Isom discusses health equity as it relates to mental health and what organizations can do to combat structural racism to improve the health of all populations.
Get your copy to learn:
- Why eliminating mental health disparities is an essential part of health equity
- How businesses can reduce the stigma associated with mental health and mental illness
- What organizations can do to create an authentic culture of equity and inclusion
Meet Jessica Isom:
Jessica Isom, MD, MPH, is a board-certified community psychiatrist and clinical Instructor in the Yale Department of Psychiatry. She currently serves as a member of the American Psychiatric Association Assembly representing Early Career Psychiatrists, where her contributions center on illuminating the need for health equity in organized psychiatry. Virgin Pulse is so excited to have Dr. Isom as a member of the Science Advisory Board.