Nationwide Collaboration will Harness Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) Data to Better Connect Patients with Affirming Providers and Community Health Resources
Pear Suite, a digital health company working to empower community health workers (CHWs) and better address the social determinants of health (SDOH), and OutCare Health, a nonprofit organization dedicated to LGBTQ+ health equity, will partner up during Pride Month. This collaboration builds on OutCare Health’s eight-year history of connecting the LGBTQ+ community with its network of 3,500 affirming healthcare providers across the country.
Beginning this month, OutCare Health will leverage Pear Suite’s cutting-edge social care navigation platform, utilizing SDOH data to enable employers, health plans, and healthcare organizations to address the unique healthcare needs of LGBTQ+ individuals. The platform will expand the company’s reach and impact, providing a streamlined and inclusive experience, connecting patients with LGBTQ+ affirming healthcare providers, community health resources, support groups, mentors, and more.
Colby Takeda, Co-Founder and CEO of Pear Suite, expressed excitement about the partnership, stating, “We are honored to join forces with OutCare Health to advance LGBTQ+ healthcare. In addition to collaborating to bolster OutCare Health’s care navigation services, we are adding the company’s comprehensive and invaluable training, LGBTQ+ affirming provider network, and resources for Pear Suite customers to utilize, further expanding LGBTQ+ care across the country.”
Dustin Nowaskie, MD, Founder and President of OutCare Health, highlighted the significance of the collaboration, particularly in light of the evolving landscape of gender-affirming care legislation. They stated, “Partnering with Pear Suite allows us to amplify our mission of creating equitable healthcare for LGBTQ+ communities. With the growing focus on gender-affirming care and related legislation, it is crucial to have robust technology solutions that enhance care navigation and connect individuals with LGBTQ+ affirming providers. Through this partnership, we are paving the way for better healthcare outcomes and enhancing the lives of LGBTQ+ individuals, addressing the pressing needs of our communities.”
The partnership between Pear Suite and OutCare Health exemplifies the companies’ shared commitment to promoting LGBTQ+ health equity, delivering inclusive care, and breaking down barriers to access. Both organizations are dedicated to advancing healthcare outcomes for LGBTQ+ communities and look forward to the positive impact they will make together.