Category Archives: Diversity

Trustees Can Improve Diversity Stewardship in Higher Education

By Marc A. Nivet and Anne C. Berlin Originally posted June 5, 2014 Often the discourse on the role of boards in diversity leadership begins and ends with board composition. This is still an important cause, as it brings broad … Continue reading

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Restorative Justice to Resolve Learner and Differential Mistreatment

By David Acosta, MD, FAAFP, and Paul G. Cunningham, MD, FACS Hospital behaviors that may have been tolerated in the past are clearly viewed differently now, and can no longer be accepted in the future. Any form of mistreatment negatively … Continue reading

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Start Early to Turn Medical Students into Latino Health Advocates

By Orlando Sola, Amelia MacIntyre, Bryce Spitze, and Ankeeta Mehta Minority populations historically have faced significant obstacles in accessing health care. Over the past six years, health care reform has dominated the attention of American politicians, yet Latino communities continue … Continue reading

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TRANSforming Medical Education

By Chelsea Fullerton, M.Ed. Katie Couric’s recent interview with transgender model Carmen Carrera and Orange is the New Black star Laverne Cox—and the controversy that quickly followed—calls attention to a rarely discussed subject in the medical community, yet one that … Continue reading

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Diversity’s Next Frontier: Careers in Academic Medicine

By Sophia Shapiro How can we hope to diversify medical schools without diversifying their leadership? How can we hope to diversify their leadership without recruiting diverse medical students to academic medicine? We can’t. Although students are introduced to various careers … Continue reading

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AAMC Work Group Advocates Comprehensive Medical Care for Veterans

By Jeffrey L. Brown, MD The AAMC is a strong supporter of Joining Forces, the White House initiative created to further the welfare of military service members, veterans, and their families. The initiative has helped identify a significant public health … Continue reading

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The AAMC Sponsors a Joining Forces Wellness Week

Originally posted on the White House blog on October 30, 2013 In honor of Veterans Day, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) will sponsor their second annual Joining Forces Wellness Week from November 11 through November 15. During this time, AAMC … Continue reading

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Changing the Diversity Environment Requires a New Vocabulary

By Valerie Romero-Leggott, MD The need for change haunts every diversity professional, especially in health care, where we are learning that health outcomes can depend on physicians’ intentional decision-making as well as on unconscious biases. Yet the pace of attitudinal … Continue reading

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Changing with the Population: HHS Standards Enhanced to Reach More Groups Affected by Health Care Disparities

By Atul Grover, M.D., and Marc Nivet, Ed.D. The times, they are a-changin’… again. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has updated its National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) for health care organizations in response … Continue reading

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Unconscious Barriers to Equity

By Anne Berlin Originally posted March 22, 2013 on the Equity of Care blog. When the Founding Partners convened to determine core goals of the National Call to Action to Eliminate Health Care Disparities, there was ready consensus around increasing diversity … Continue reading

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