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. 

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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Racial Justice: An Essential Element of Health Professions Curriculum

2019 Macy Faculty Scholar, Richard E. Greene, MD, MHPE, shares more about his work as Director of Health Disparities Education at NYU Grossman School of Medicine and how racial disparities are an essential part of...

Macy Foundation Reaffirms Our Values and Priorities

The Macy Foundation aims to improve the health of the public by advancing the education of health professionals, and we recognize this is possible only by advancing equity for all. We further recognize that the...
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The Everyday (Super)Power of Emotional Contagion

2019 Macy Faculty Scholar, Barret Michalec, PhD, shares a written form of his TEDx talk on a vital ingredient to human connectivity.
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Clinical Learning Environments Lead the Fight Against COVID-19

Holly J. Humphrey shares more about the Macy Foundation's new strategic plan and how it aligns with the needs uncovered by the COVID-19 pandemic.