Mitivate™ Adopts National Minority Health Assn. (NMHA) Guiding Principles for Healthcare Equity

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Innovative Home Health Data Collection Firm Supports Effort To Close Healthcare Gap.

OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Marylandian -- An innovative specialist in data collection services and advanced reporting in home health, has accepted the challenge and will adopt the Guiding Principles of the National Minority Health Association in support of the mission to eliminate the healthcare disparity gap.

Examples of the gap include:
  • Black males have the shortest life expectancy compared to all other groups
  • Hispanics have the second-highest prevalence for Alzheimer's and dementia
  • 50% of Hispanics will develop diabetes in their lifetime
  • Asian subpopulations and Pacific Islanders have a 5x higher ratio of hepatitis B relative to whites
  • Native Americans are twice as likely to have diabetes compared to whites
Minority communities suffer the brunt of infrastructure and institutional policies that are designed to exclude their needs and challenges when it comes to seeking healthcare. Here are a few examples.
  • On many Native American reservations, a convenience store is the only food option for miles.
  • Minorities are more prone to live in multi-generational housing arrangements or take public transportation, exposing them disease
  • Mistrust of the healthcare system due to unethical testing processes
  • Unintentional yet Inherent bias on the part of healthcare professionals as to what is best.  Just as the physiology of children is different than adults and women differently than men, differences in minority communities also must be taken into account.
"The disparity gap is real and the home health industry can help close the healthcare disparity gap experienced in minority and underserved communities," said Aaron Petty, CEO of Mitivate.

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"We welcome Mitivate and their commitment to our Guiding Principles.  They are another example of home health industry companies, stepping up in this important effort," said Burgess Harrison, MNHA  Executive Director. Companies and agencies adopting NMHA Guiding Principles is the first step in a health equity process. The NMHA Guiding Principles serve as the "standard of care" for closing the healthcare disparity gap. (See the NMHA Guiding principles by following this link:  www.thenmha.org )

About NMHA.  The National Minority Health Association, founded in 1988 by Dr. David L. Dalton, Chairman, and CEO of Univec Conglomerate Inc.(UNVC), achieved its initial mission of ensuring the establishment of Offices of Minority Health in all 50 states. Today the NMHA is adding to its mission and deploying new programs that utilize patient-centered, value-based care, and new ways of enhancing care to patients where they are, lowering costs, and improving outcomes for minority and underserved communities. To help sponsor or for more information visit www.theNMHA.org  Use and follow the hashtag #CloseTheHealthGap

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About Mitivate. Mitivate is automating & streamlining manual healthcare tasks through artificial intelligence, robotic processing, natural language processing, and machine learning technologies.Mitivate specializes in survey data collection services and advanced reporting, specifically in support of health services research and public policy research.Our health care research team conducts both large scale and smaller projects, using both quantitative and qualitative methods, and works with a wide range of organizations including hospitals, health systems, & health insurance companies. Find out more at www.mitivate.co

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Source: National Minority Health Association
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