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- Spring Break: Know the Risks of Unprotected Fun and Protect Your Sexual Health
There’s a hush-hush taboo around sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), but let’s be honest—stuff happens. Being empowered to take control of your sexual wellness is important at all times of the year, especially since the spring break season is in full swing and the summer months are just around the corner. Last year, Baptist Health Urgent Care Centers, particularly those located in Brickell and Miami Beach, averaged 5 to 10 STD/ STI cases per day and saw an increase to that already high number in March & April. Did you know? Approximately 1 in 5 people in the United States have an STD on any given day. Today, our culture typically doesn’t like to talk about the prevalence of STDs. Still, Simple HealthKit believes that with more information and conversation, we can live our lives and stay protected from these infections. Let’s look at a few STD trends sweeping our nation today and their impacts on your health if left untreated. There are 5.2MM chlamydia, gonorrhea, and trichomoniasis infections in the United States 1 in 2 people sexually active people will contract an STD/ STI by age 25 10-15% of women with untreated chlamydia will go on to develop PID, a leading cause of infertility Trichomoniasis, aka "Trich," is the most common, curable STD in the United States, and about 70% of people do not show any symptoms. With the STDs mentioned above, it is critical to note that many do not show symptoms of these infections leading to compounding consequences like susceptibility to future STDs/ STIs and even infertility. That’s why ensuring at least yearly testing is a part of your routine is critical. Or if you’re having unprotected sex, have multiple partners, or have a new partner, it’s essential that you get tested frequently. So why not start kick start your sexual wellness routine post-spring break? The best news? Most cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and trichomoniasis are curable. Are you worried that you’ve been exposed to an STD or just want to get in the driver’s seat of your sexual wellness? Take a deep breath. Simple HealthKit has you covered. Our At-Home STD Test is available through the Simple HealthKit store. In addition, resources that cover common symptoms, conversation guides, etc., can be found on our Why Test? Page. Are you interested in purchasing tests for your organization? Head to our Sexual Health Program Landing Page or complete the form here and we'll be in touch! About Simple HealthKit Simple HealthKit is the first and only human-centric, end-to-end healthcare platform that builds and delivers diagnostics, treatment, and follow-up care for all. Created by people who believe world-class care is a right, not a privilege, Simple HealthKit addresses high-need and high-impact health challenges in all communities. The company offers high-quality, accessible, affordable solutions for at-home or in-clinic diagnostics for sexual wellness, respiratory health, chronic conditions, and more. Simple HealthKit is working with leading retailers, pharmacies, educational institutions, employers, and public health organizations to bring health equity and world-class care to all communities and empower people with the information they need to lead healthier lives.
- 2022 A Year in Review, A Look Forward to 2023.
SHK named to Insider's list of 33 healthcare startups predicted to take off in 2023, looks forward to advancing health equity in the new year. As we wrap up 2022 and look forward to 2023, the Simple HealthKit team is taking time to reflect and be grateful for our impact on serving many communities across the country with our end-to-end digital diagnostics platform. While we’ve worked with many organizations spanning retailers, pharmacies, educational institutions, employers, and public health organizations this year, we remain united around the common theme of improving the health and well-being of communities nationwide with our accessible and affordable diagnostics. 2022 was the year that many of us returned to our “normal” lives, both personally and professionally. A part of that return to normalcy included prioritizing our health and well-being while catching up on doctor visits previously put aside by the pandemic. Over 2.5 million people contracted chlamydia, gonorrhea, or syphilis in 2021 alone, and several experts anticipate this number will only grow when the infection rates are tallied for 2022. Many STDs go undetected over time, causing community spread, birth defects, and infertility. In 2022, Simple HealthKit was on the front lines of making an impact by implementing our sexual wellness testing infrastructure on college campuses nationwide. We delivered more than just a test, but a student experience providing a quick result and seamless access to treatment. For example, the initial positivity rate at one university for chlamydia, gonorrhea, or trichomoniasis was 30%. If it weren’t for our test, many infections would have gone undetected, leading to the above-mentioned effects. We are proud to say that over time we’ve dropped the positivity rate on campus and have set a goal of decreasing the positivity rate even further to below 10% in the new year. As the year progressed, we saw a rapid and unprecedented early rise of COVID, Flu A/B & RSV outbreaks nationwide. We estimate this trend will only continue to increase over the winter months. Learn more about Simple HealthKit’s Respiratory Wellness solution here. In December 2022, Simple HealthKit was named to Business Insider’s 33 healthcare and biotech companies investors expect to take off in 2023. With our growing product portfolio and continued reach into communities, we look forward to expanding our human-centric approach to diagnostics into more leading retailers, pharmacies, educational institutions, employers, and public health organizations in 2023. Our work doesn’t stop here! Reach out to the SHK team and learn how your organization can be at the forefront of delivering health equity. About Us Simple HealthKit is the first and only human-centric, end-to-end healthcare platform that builds and delivers diagnostics, treatment and follow-up care for all. Created by people who believe world-class care is a right, not a privilege, Simple HealthKit addresses high-need and high-impact health challenges in all communities. The company offers high-quality, accessible, and affordable solutions for at-home or in-clinic diagnostics for sexual wellness, respiratory health, chronic conditions, and more. Simple HealthKit is working with leading retailers, pharmacies, educational institutions, employers, and public health organizations to bring health equity and world-class care to all communities and empower people with the information they need to lead healthier lives.
- Better health for all. It’s that simple.
When it comes to health, we’re all underserved. The time it takes, how much it costs, what to do and where to go next. These are some of the complications in healthcare that create underserved communities. Get rid of these barriers, make things simple, and suddenly, everyone gets a little healthier. That’s why we’re here. We’re doctors, scientists, and a highly diverse group of people making things better for every person, everywhere — especially those who need it the most. We're a team of builders and innovators. We’re building something better in a human-centric way. Better technology, systems, and integration. We make diagnostics, connections, and a difference. We’re bringing down the barriers and providing affordable solutions to allow better health for everyone. Not “everyone,” as in everyone making a good salary, living in a specific zip code, or with a particular health plan. Everyone as in everyone. We’re figuring out ways to provide every person, in every place, with what better health means to them. We’re even inviting other companies in the healthcare space to the table because healthcare is a challenge for many today. We are supporting enterprises and providers by making sure no one in their populations are left behind by improving the availability of testing and connecting their patients to the appropriate follow-up care when necessary. We have our own CLIA CAP-certified lab, which enables us to provide rapid results and deliver the most affordable diagnostic solutions. We provide transparent and fair pricing because we believe quality healthcare is a right, not a perk. This is how we’re serving. Want to talk? We’ll show you how great partnerships are making everything — and everyone — healthier. For us, that’s the only point. https://www.simplehealthkit.com/contact-us-partnership
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- About Simple HealthKit
About Simple HealthKit OUR VISION: Democratize world-class care and bring health equity to communities that need it most. Everyone deserves answers. Insurance or not. That’s why we re-engineered testing and built world-class care to work for more of us. OUR MISSION: To empower everyone to obtain better health. Everyone — regardless of insurance or socioeconomic status — deserves to know what’s going on in their bodies. And that means access to diagnostics and treatment. So we are bringing down barriers and providing affordable solutions to empower everyone to obtain better health. Leadership Team CEO Dr. Sheena Menezes, PhD Head of Research and Development Dr. Jerzy Majka, PhD Medical Director of Innovation & Health Equity Dr. Kerry-Ann Kelly, MD, MPH CTO Linus Aranha Sr. Product Scientist, Product Lisa Le Sr. Product Scientist, Clinical Vicky Chen CLIA Director Dr. Mir Noorbash, PhD CLIA Quality Director Dr. Yanyan Hong, PhD Head of Marketing Rebecca Scheeler Strategic Partnerships Kornelius Bankston Head of Operations Benjamin Galbrecht Finance Controller and Human Resources Stephanie Nelson Head of Quality and Regulatory Affairs Mike Gomez Our Investors Knowing your health should be easy. It’s that simple. 👋 Contact us Better health for all. It’s that simple. Contact us If you believe in our mission to fight for health equity, reach out to us! 🙌 Contact us
- Routine Wellness Program | Simple HealthKit
Sources: ¹ CDC: The Facts, Stats, and Impacts of Diabetes ² Simple HealthKit is a certified Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment (CLIA) as required by the Health and Human Services regulations. This certification requires a laboratory to comply with Federal Regulations 42 CFR 493 to perform testing on human specimens. A complete wellness program to stay on top of your healthcare needs. We create scalable, human-centric programs for routine wellness, chronic kidney disease management, and colorectal cancer screening. Let’s work together to ensure our communities have the diagnostic solutions they need to speed detection and help manage some of the most common population health challenges. Who we work with Health equity is behind every decision we make. We work with retailers, pharmacies, educational institutions, health plans, employers, public health departments, and other organizations that believe in the health and well-being of their people. Across all of our programs, we strive to put a face to healthcare by meeting individuals where they are. Together, we can create on-site events for education, testing, and relationship-building. Lead with empathy Early detection and streamlining of the management of chronic conditions have never been more important. Science is helping us detect and manage conditions such as diabetes, and heart health, and screen for colorectal cancer - all without leaving our homes or on the same trip to pick up our medications at the pharmacy. Simple HealthKit provides affordable and highly-accurate tests for various chronic conditions to all communities because everyone deserves access to top-tier healthcare and treatment. Period. What impact would at-home testing have on how your communities detect and manage chronic conditions? Let's find out What the program looks like Working with Simple HealthKit is so much more than buying testing supplies. We work with you to create a custom program that serves your people the right way. Here’s what we mean by that: Scalable programs that meet your organization's needs for patented, affordable, and accurate tests At-home, in-clinic, or at-pharmacy programs available to meet your community’s needs where they are Diagnostic processing in our in-house, CLIA-certified², and CAP-accredited labs Highly accurate results within 24-48 hours via HIPAA-compliant portal so no one has to wait Integration with existing provider platforms such as telehealth or clinics for a seamless end-user experience Enrich your community with testing and educational events Access to post-diagnosis follow-up care whether your organization has the capability or not Trusted by Stay on top of your health and wellness We are a brand committed to improving the health of every person regardless of gender, race, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, or geographic location. Work with us to provide answers and guide individuals across the finish line to access treatment and care. Together, we can create a healthier future. Better health for all. It’s t hat s imple. Contact us Testing made simple When you work with us, your community has access to accurate, easy-to-use tests that provide answers and connections to care. Here are the simple steps an individual would take: At-home Purchase a test at local retailer or have a test delivered to their home Register the test using our HIPAA-compliant portal Follow instructions to properly collect the sample Send the sample to our labs with included USPS label for rapid results Results shared via portal within 24-48 hours of receiving the sample If an abnormality is detected, we’ll connect the individual to follow-up care with no additional cost to get the right treatment. In-clinic or at-pharmacy Visit local clinic or pharmacy for sample collection The healthcare provider or pharmacist sends the sample directly to our laboratories for rapid testing We’ll deliver results to the healthcare provider or pharmacist within 24-48 hours of receiving the sample If an abnormality is detected, your healthcare provider can recommend treatment and a pharmacist can provide methods for care. If an organization doesn’t have treatment capabilities, a Simple HealthKit authorized physician can provide recommendations for a path to treatment. 37.3M Americans - about 1 in 10 people in the United States - have diabetes. 1 in 5 people with diabetes don't know they have it.¹
- Partner with SHK!
Partner with us today! If you have any questions about our program or how to partner with us, feel free to write us a message or call (833)-474-7745. For questions regarding test results, please email firstname.lastname@example.org First Name Last Name Email Tell us about your testing needs Send Thanks for submitting! Company Position Tests Per Month arrow&v I agree to the Terms and Conditions