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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A Conversation with Dr. Louis Sullivan on Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in Health Care

Macy Foundation President, Holly Humphrey, sat down with Dr. Louis Sullivan, former U.S. Secretary for Health and Human Services, founding dean of the Morehouse School of Medicine to discuss eliminating discrimination...
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Black Men in Medicine: Mentoring the Next Generation

In celebration of Black History Month, we are pleased to share the stories of accomplished Black men and women in the health professions. In this final post of our three-part series, we catch up with Dale Okorodudu,...
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Black History Makers in Nursing

In celebration of Black History Month, we are pleased to share the stories of accomplished Black men and women in the health professions. In this second part of our three-part series, we speak with two Black women...
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Black History Makers in Medicine

In celebration of Black History Month, we are pleased to share the stories of accomplished Black men and women in the health professions in this new series.

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