Good news for those paying close attention to the fight for health equity: We’re seeing a tide change in the industry. For years, many groups have been talking about the moral imperative of improving health equity, but recently there’s been increased momentum toward real, lasting change. The pandemic and the push for social justice have
During the pandemic, pharmacies supported the health and well-being of their communities. They cemented their role as core health service providers. By ensuring access to community health care, they proved their value to governments, other businesses and the public. The reward for success is always increased expectations. Today, pharmacies’ local initiatives are no longer enough.
Today’s workers value different things. They want flexibility, demand a work culture that recognizes their worth, and are willing to change jobs to find what they want now. This shift has been particularly challenging in retail pharmacy as many workers are less tolerant of the often hectic and demanding environment. As a result, an increased
Structural and systemic inequities have long contributed to ongoing health disparities, especially within minority communities in the United States. However, the pandemic and social unrest of the past few years have magnified the issues. For example, Latino and Black people were hospitalized with COVID-19 at a rate 2.8 times higher than white people, according to
If talent acquisition and retention isn’t a top-five topic for your executive team, it should be. The reason is straightforward: The U.S. labor market has undergone significant changes, resulting in fewer available workers and more open jobs — 10.9 million — than at any time since that statistic has been measured. As if that weren’t