Leda Health, a company built by survivors, for survivors, was recognized on Fortune's 2022 Change the World List for its work in empowering sexual assault survivors. The annual list honors companies with innovative business strategies that are making a positive social impact on the world.
NEW YORK, Oct. 13, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Leda Health, a healthcare company serving survivors of sexual assault, announced today that it has been named to Fortune's 2022 Change the World List. The prestigious annual list recognizes companies that have had a positive social impact through innovative activities that are part of their core business strategy. Leda was selected for its work to give sexual assault survivors more autonomy in the health decisions they face.
"Leda Health is beyond honored to be named to Fortune's 2022 Change the World List in recognition of our work to empower survivors of sexual assault," said Leda Health Co-Founder and CEO Madison Campbell. "Even though we're at the start of our journey as a company, it's incredible to see the impact we have already made so far to ensure that all people who have experienced sexual harm are given the options and autonomy they deserve."
Sexual assault continues to be a prevalent issue in the U.S. and worldwide. According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, 81% of women and 43% of men nationwide reported experiencing sexual harassment or assault in their lifetime. Yet, 75% of sexual assault cases go unreported. This is due to a variety of reasons, including hospitals and law enforcement not being perceived as safe spaces by underrepresented communities, hospital care being inaccessible for survivors living in rural areas, and a shortage of sexual assault nurse examiners nationwide.
Recognizing the shortcomings in current sexual assault care, Leda Health offers equitable access to healthcare by meeting survivors where they are and providing them with all possible tools for healing. These resources include an Early Evidence Kit for DNA collection that allows survivors to collect forensic material in as little as 30 minutes, enabling survivors to preserve evidence even if they chose not to immediately report their assault. Leda also provides STI testing and Plan B, a mobile application, a 24/7 Care Team for guidance around the clock, and an exam location map.
"Leda Health is truly revolutionizing the landscape of sexual assault care by taking into account the multifaceted approach sexual assault care requires," said Leda Health Co-Founder and CTO Liesel Vaidya. "We look forward to continuing to innovate and changing the world for the better by helping protect and empower as many survivors as possible."
About Leda Health
Leda Health was founded in 2019 by Madison Campbell and Liesel Vaidya with trauma-informed solutions to care and healing in mind. Based in New York, the survivor-run company's mission is to empower survivors of sexual assault in an effort to break cycles of violence. Today, Leda Health's holistic services include a convenient exam location map and a trained 24/7 Care Team – all aimed at supporting survivor autonomy, increasing access to care, and acknowledging the diversity of healing. For more information about Leda Health, please visit online at Leda.co or on Instagram and Twitter.
Leda Health, Leda Health, (954) 379-2115, [email protected]
SOURCE Leda Health