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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News and Commentary

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Addressing Bias and Discrimination in the Health Professions Learning Environment

In the first episode of the Vital Voices podcast, Dr. Camila Mateo joins Holly Humphrey for a discussion about the history of harmful bias and discrimination within health professions learning environments.
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Addressing Mental Health Disparities Among Minority Populations with Faith- and Community-based Interventions: A Conversation with Dr. Sidney Hankerson

Macy Foundation President, Holly Humphrey sat down with Sidney Hankerson, MD, MBA, of Columbia University and the New York State Psychiatric Institute to learn about his work related to improving access to mental...
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Advocacy for the LGBTQ Community: A Celebration of Pride with Stephan Davis

In celebration of Pride Month, Macy Foundation President Holly J. Humphrey sat down with Stephan Davis to discuss his work as a healthcare leader working to promote diversity in the health professions field.

Taking Action on Harmful Bias and Discrimination in Clinical Learning Environments

Recording, resources and information on webinars from the Macy Foundation webinar series “Taking Action on Harmful Bias and Discrimination in Clinical Learning Environments.”

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