June 16, 2021

Lonnie Listonsmith

Experienced Health Expert


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New York City-based NewYork-Presbyterian and Indianapolis-based Community Health Network will require their workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19, according to health system statements.

NewYork-Presbyterian is requiring employees to get vaccinated or obtain a valid exemption for medical reasons, pregnancy or religious reasons.

The health system said all employees, physicians, students, clinical rotators, volunteers and vendors must have received their first dose no later than Sept. 1, and, for two-dose vaccines, workers must complete the vaccination process on the prescribed timeline. Newly hired employees also must follow a vaccination or exemption process.

“We care for sick people — some critically so

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Grindr is adding a new benefit for its LGBTQ+ employees through the concierge service Included Health, Axios has learned.

Why it matters: One of the disproportionate health care challenges faced by LGBTQ+ people is finding nondiscriminatory care — which the dating app Grindr is trying to make easier for its employees.

  • More than 1 in 10 LGBTQ+ Americans polled by American Progress last summer said they were mistreated by a doctor or health care provider. Many said they stopped seeking treatment at all after facing discrimination.
  • For employers, in order to attract and retain workers in a tight labor market,
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