Our Priorities Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Belonging

We must ensure that everyone who receives care and those who learn, teach, and work in clinical environments are treated equitably. Systemic inequities that reduce career satisfaction and limit advancement opportunities for health professionals from historically underrepresented communities, including people of color, women, people with disabilities, the LGBTQ+ community, members of some religious groups, and individuals from low-income households need solutions. 

A National Approach to Reducing LGBTQ+ Health Disparities

With support from Columbia University and funding from the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, Dr. Tonda Hughes brought together leaders in nursing education and major nursing organizations to identify a path forward for addressing the barriers the LGBTQ+ community face when seeking and receiving medical care.

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A New Approach to Teaching Nutrition Responsibly

With support from the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, Dr. Anita Ramsetty set about to see how practical nutrition education could be integrated into an already packed curriculum, and how that curriculum could train future doctors to help address food insecurity among patients equitably.

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Increasing the Number of Black Male Doctors by Any Means Necessary

With support from the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, Dr. Dale Okorodudu and Black Men in White Coats began holding annual summits in 2019 geared toward middle and high school students, parents, educators, clinicians, partners, and community leaders to provide in-person exposure to healthcare and healthcare professionals and serve as a forum to address the low representation of Black men in medicine.

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Providing Patient-Centered Care for Older Americans, and Teaching the Next Generation to do the Same: An Interview with Dr. Helen Fernandez

In this edition of Macy Notes, we recognize and celebrate Older Americans Month by speaking with Dr. Fernandez, a highly respected and accomplished geriatrician and educator at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount...
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Creating Health Professions Learning Environments Inclusive of Those with Disabilities

In the final episode of our first season of Vital Voices, Holly J. Humphrey is joined by Dr. Lisa Meeks to discuss ableism in health professions education.
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Announcing the Catalyzing Transformation in GME Awards Program

The Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation announces the availability of the Catalyzing Transformation in GME Award to support interventions in the clinical learning environment that enhance graduate medical education and improve...
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A Vision of Gender Equity: Celebrating the Launch of the GEMS Alliance

As we celebrate Women’s History Month this March, we are delighted to welcome guest authors Jeanette Mladenovic, MD, MBA, and the executive board from the Gender in Equity in academic Medicine and Science (GEMS)...

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