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Health Equity of Home Care Aides: Investigating Chronic Disease Prevalence

Project tags:

data science & visualization

equity & inclusion

social justice

Project poster

Home Care Aides are the future of long-term care in the USA, allowing older adults and people with disabilities to live in the community and age in place. Unfortunately, a significant portion of the HCA workforce suffers from high rates of chronic diseases. Our team has partnered with SEIU 775 Benefits Group to understand and communicate the prevalence of chronic diseases in the HCA workforce through statistical analysis and evaluation. By utilizing medical insurance claims data, our team has generated an interactive report that provides information on a vulnerable group of healthcare providers in order to support a healthy workforce.

Project participants:

Vanessa Hsu


Katie Breland


Anni Yan


Yasmine Hejazi