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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When Parenting and Training Coincide

Macy Foundation President Holly Humphrey discusses parental leave policies and how they help encourage a sense of belonging within clinical learning environments.
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Marking Women in Medicine Month With Cautious Optimism

Macy Foundation President Holly Humphrey discusses the importance of Women in Medicine month and her optimism for the future of women in the health professions.

New Report Calls on Health Professions Schools to Eliminate Bias and Discrimination

Recommendations from the 2020 Macy Foundation Conference: Addressing Harmful Bias and Eliminating Discrimination in Health Professions Learning Environments
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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...

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