Diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives
At PlatformQ Health, we’re fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) on numerous fronts. One of our key priorities is to use digital education to increase health literacy among communities who have traditionally been undersupported in healthcare. Our partnerships with organizations such as TOUCH: The Black Breast Cancer Alliance as well as centers of excellence such as Moffitt Cancer Center enable us to extend our reach in support of DEI initiatives.
When it comes to health equity, one of the most crucial areas in need of improvement is equitable representation in clinical trials. Many racial and ethnic minority groups as well as seniors are vastly underrepresented in clinical trials, leaving clinicians with little knowledge about whether emerging therapies will work across diverse patient populations.
As part of our longstanding partnership with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and BlackDoctor.org, we recently launched a free patient education program entitled “Teaming Up with your Doctor to Improve Equity in Care of Myeloma”. Serving as extension of LLS’s novel Myeloma Link program to empower Black patients with myeloma, the program gives patients and their families the tools to discuss emerging treatment options (along with clinical trial eligibility) with their care team. More than 1,000 learners have already participated in the program.
One of the elements that led to the program’s success was how multiple partners worked together toward a common goal. This was a wonderful example of how a collaborative approach to education can be highly effective for tackling large healthcare challenges.
During our three-year serialized educational programming together with the CLL Society, we’ve worked to reach community hematologists to help improve patient outcomes. In our recent webinar, CLL Society Executive Director Carly Boos, MEd, MBA and PlatformQ Health Senior Medical Director of Patient Education Tariqa Akbarali, MS, PhD, delved into the impact of novel educational design on program outcomes.
Featured Content – Reducing Disparities in Alzheimer’s Care:
Global cases of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) are expected to triple by 2050. African American and Hispanic American communities are disproportionately affected by the disease, with African Americans having two to three times more instances and Hispanic Americans having 1.5 times more instances of the disease. In a recent article, we shared insights from leading health equity experts and clinicians about strategies for addressing these disparities.
Participate in our Partnership Webinar Series
We continue to work closely with our partner network to produce a series of webinars featuring key opinion leaders from advocacy organizations about medical education topics such as patient voice, tethered education, health equity, clinical trials, health outcomes, and more. These popular sessions are an important way to drive conversations among education program funders about innovative approaches to educating providers, patients, and caregivers. If you are interested in collaborating with us on one of these webinars, please email Alissa Stone at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Single Program or Strategic Education Collaborations
Let us be your partner in all things medical education. With 10+ years of experience developing patient and clinician digital education programs, we can help you reach your goals and identify new key opportunities. Reach out to email@example.com for more information.
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