Speaker: ‘Naming’ racism, and the harm it causes, essential to closing health inequities

Speaker: ‘Naming’ racism, and the harm it causes, essential to closing health inequities

Acknowledging racism is a primary cause of health inequities is necessary if the medical community is to begin working toward closing these gaps, according to the chief health equity officer for the AMA.Aletha Maybank, MD, MPH, who also serves as senior vice president for the AMA, contended that digital transformations have presented opportunities for people across the country to better understand racism and to feel more comfortable “naming it.” She provided the example of the murder of George Floyd which, she suggested, shows that racism is a public health threat; recently, itRead More

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