Two companies share how recognition of health issues steered their D&I efforts

Novartis International and Ansira have diversity policies and a variety of initiatives designed to achieve better employee health.

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How to companies use wellness to support D&I efforts

In the sometimes cloudy waters of workplace diversity, inclusion and equity programs, one thing is clear: Environments hostile to minority populations have health consequences.

In May, the president of the American Psychological Association summed it up:

“We are living in a racism pandemic, which is taking a heavy psychological toll on our African American citizens. The health consequences are dire. Racism is associated with a host of psychological consequences, including depression, anxiety and other serious, sometimes debilitating conditions, including post-traumatic stress disorder and substance-use disorders. Moreover, the stress caused by racism can contribute to the development of cardiovascular and other physical diseases.”

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