Your HEALTHmatters

Welcome to Your HEALTHmatters—our member blog that makes keeping up with the latest health news easy! This is where you’ll find the latest benefit information, tips and resources for a healthy, happy you! The top stories are highlighted with images, and you can find more stories listed under them. To read a story, just click the headline or the "Read more" link.

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February is Black History Month!

February is Black History Month! This year’s theme is “African Americans and the Arts.” As February comes to a close, we honor and celebrate the history of Black activists and artists who have contributed to the advancement of Black history, health and rights.

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February is Black History Month!

February is Black History Month! This year’s theme is “African Americans and the Arts.” As February comes to a close, we honor and celebrate the history of Black activists and artists who have contributed to the advancement of Black history, health and rights.

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February is Black History Month!

February is Black History Month! This year’s theme is “African Americans and the Arts.” As February comes to a close, we honor and celebrate the history of Black activists and artists who have contributed to the advancement of Black history, health and rights.

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February is Black History Month!

HPSM strives for equitable access to high quality health care services for every person we cover. Our vision of heathy is or everyone reflects that ongoing commitment. We also recognize the reality that systemic injustices persist, and health care experiences are not equal for all, leading to inequities across both access to care and health outcomes. Health equity means that every person has the opportunity to be as healthy as possible. A health equity approach requires us to analyze and address the disparities that result from systems of oppression like racism, homophobia, sexism, ageism, ableism and others. It also requires us to partner with groups across San Mateo County to bring awareness to and eliminate these systems that prevent residents from being their healthiest selves. 

February is Black History Month! This year’s theme is “African Americans and the Arts.” As February comes to a close, we honor and celebrate the history of Black activists and artists who have contributed to the advancement of Black Black History Month badgehistory, health and rights. HPSM continues our work to better serve HPSM members who identify as Black through improving our members’ health care experiences, increasing utilization of preventive health services, building trust and partnership with the community, and reducing disparities among member populations.  

Our Black-identifying members currently have disparities in diabetes care and well-child visits. When chatting with members, encourage them to go in for their preventative care visits and to talk about their concerns with their primary care providers (PCPs).  

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We will continue to strive for increasing accessibility and equity for the Black identifying community.