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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Putting Knowledge into Action to Reduce Maternal Mortality

Everyone who goes into healthcare does so because they want to help people. How, then, can this mission sometimes go awry?

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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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News and Commentary

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2022 Annual Report President's Message

Macy Foundation President Holly J. Humphrey shares her thoughts and reflections about 2022 and looks ahead to 2023.
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Announcing the 2023 Macy Foundation Catalyst Awards Winners

We are delighted to announce the recipients of the Macy Foundation Catalyst Awards for Transformation in Graduate Medical Education.
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Beyond COVID: 2022 Reflections from Dr. Holly J. Humphrey

Dr. Holly J. Humphrey reflects on the past year’s blog posts and their focus on two important themes from the 2021 Macy Conference on COVID-19 and the Impact on Medical and Nursing Education.
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Incorporating Indigenous Health into Health Professions Education Curriculum

It's Native American Heritage Month, and Dr. Holly J. Humphrey spoke with Dr. Mary Owen about the Center of American Indian and Minority Health at the University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth Campus.

Publications

Read 2022 Annual Meeting of the Macy Faculty Scholars

In June 2022, the Macy Foundation virtually convened the Macy Faculty Scholars, the program’s National Advisory Committee members, and mentors of the 2021 Scholars to share project and career updates, discuss the...

Read 2021 Annual Meeting of the Macy Faculty Scholars

In June 2021, the Macy Foundation virtually convened the Macy Faculty Scholars, the program’s National Advisory Committee members, and mentors of the 2020 Scholars to share project and career updates, discuss the...

Read Addressing Harmful Bias and Eliminating Discrimination in Health Professions Learning Environments

Proceedings of the February 2020 conference sponsored by the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation are recorded in this report, Addressing Harmful Bias and Eliminating Discrimination in Health Professions Learning Environments.