Physicians are in a unique position of status. It's our duty to be critical of all aspects that impact patients and colleagues — and then to act.
Racial Bias and Equity
Racial disparities in health outcomes have largely been shown to stem from social determinants of health — factors such as access to economic opportunity, quality education, affordable healthy foods, and a safe community. While the responsibility of eliminating racial disparities is shared also by the community and policymakers, healthcare providers can have immense impact through their research, care models, training, and advocacy.
Physicians call for renewed energy in dismantling systems of oppression for the health and safety of patients, providers, and communities.
Healthcare experts share forward-thinking views on the medical community’s role in providing effective, authentic, and sustainable care.
In the wake of COVID-19 lockdowns and care transformations, culturally competent approaches to care are more necessary than ever.
As data shows the coronavirus is more greatly affecting people of color, experts raise concerns for post-pandemic repercussions and call for prioritization of the social determinants.