CIGNA Offers Workshops for American Heart Month; New Study Finds Immigrants Fill Healthcare Worker Shortage - Health Minute for February 20, 2013

SOURCE: 3BL Media, LLC

DESCRIPTION:

CIGNA’s Health Disparities Advisory Council is participating in the One Heart, One Life high blood pressure campaign as part of American Heart Month. The Council’s 11 client organizations, with diverse employee populations located throughout the southeastern U.S., will be offered a health promotion toolkit to raise awareness of the serious health implications of high blood pressure. One-third of all Americans are estimated to have hypertension, with more than half not having it under control. Certain populations have a serious health disparity: 40 percent of all African Americans have high blood pressure.

A new study by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research finds that immigrants are filling a healthcare worker shortage. As of 2010, the most recent year for available data, there were 3.4 million U.S. direct care workers, including personal care attendants, nursing assistants, and other similar positions. By 2018, that number is expected to increase to 4.3 million, driven by growing numbers of at-home workers and personal care workers. The report finds that immigrants make up 28 percent of all in-home healthcare workers, and that more than 20 percent of all immigrants employed in direct care are undocumented.

For more information on these and other stories, go to 3blmedia.com

Video Source: CIGNA Offers Workshops for American Heart Month; New Study Finds Immigrants Fill Healthcare Worker Shortage

Tweet me: .@Cigna Offers Workshops for American Heart Month http://3bl.me/syt6vf New Study Finds Immigrants Fill #Healthcare Worker Shortage

KEYWORDS: Cigna, American Heart Month, Healthcare, immigrants, Health, Health Minute, 3bl Media

Stock Market XML and JSON Data API provided by FinancialContent Services, Inc.
Nasdaq quotes delayed at least 15 minutes, all others at least 20 minutes.
Markets are closed on certain holidays. Stock Market Holiday List
By accessing this page, you agree to the following
Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions.
Press Release Service provided by PRConnect.
Stock quotes supplied by Six Financial
Postage Rates Bots go here