NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sep 30, 2020–
EHE Health, a leading national preventive and primary healthcare organization, today warned that the sharp decline in preventive care visits and health screenings during COVID-19 will lead to a surge in cardiovascular disease, more advanced stages of cancer and other preventable health conditions unless there is a coordinated effort by employers to re-engage American employees in regular health maintenance and prevention activities. The near-term urgency is the ongoing spread of COVID-19 and increased vulnerability of people with two or more of these underlying health conditions.
“There still are a lot of unknowns about COVID-19, but what we know for sure based on evidence is that public health works, and it fell off the rails during this horrific pandemic,” said David Levy, MD, an epidemiologist and CEO of EHE Health. “The data we’re seeing across the healthcare spectrum tells us that the gap in care