Archives     Advertise     Editorial Calendar     Subscribe     Contact Us    


AMA Board of Trustees pledges action against racism and police brutality


 

CHICAGO - At a virtual Special Meeting of the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates, the AMA Board of Trustees today pledged action to confront systemic racism and police brutality, and released the following statement that was approved at its meeting on Friday:

  • The AMA recognizes that racism in its systemic, structural, institutional, and interpersonal forms is an urgent threat to public health, the advancement of health equity, and a barrier to excellence in the delivery of medical care.
  • The AMA opposes all forms of racism.
  • The AMA denounces police brutality and all forms of racially-motivated violence.
  • The AMA will actively work to dismantle racist and discriminatory policies and practices across all of health care.

The AMA also released a video of the Board reciting this statement as a symbol of its commitment to address racism. The Board of Trustee's statement builds on an AMA Viewpoint, "Police Brutality Must Stop," by AMA Board Chair Jesse M. Ehrenfeld, M.D., M.P.H. and AMA President Patrice A. Harris, M.D., M.A.

The AMA recognizes that worsening inequities, unequal access to care, and the disproportionately small number of Black physicians all have roots in past actions of the AMA. In 2008, the AMA apologized for more than a century of policies that excluded Black physicians. In 2019, the AMA hired its first chief health equity officer to establish the AMA Center for Health Equity to solidify AMA's commitment to embed health equity into the DNA of our organization and our work. Over the past few months, the AMA has issued strong statements denouncing police brutality, racism, and xenophobia in the language of public officials. The AMA fully understands that there is tremendous work still to be done to ensure that no one is left out and that everyone has the opportunity, conditions, resources, and power to achieve optimal health.

 
Share:

Related Articles:


Recent Articles

DRUG COMPANIES URGED TO PROVIDE DISCOUNTS TO 340B COMMUNITY PHARMACIES

Yesterday, counsel for the American Hospital Association and the five other national groups and three individual hospital systems that sued the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) over its failure to halt drug company actions that undermine the 340B drug pricing program sent letters demanding that the offending drug companies immediately halt their illegal activities.

Read More

Study Shows Drastic Increases in Opioid-Affected Births

The rate of mothers who had an opioid-related diagnosis when delivering their baby increased by 131% from 2010-2017, as the incidence of babies diagnosed with drug withdrawal, known as neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), increased by 82% nationally during that same time period.

Read More

Case Management: Enhancing Revenue, Care Transitions and Patient Outcomes throughout the Hospital System

The importance of hospital and health system case management has grown exponentially over the past 10 years and is now getting attention from leaders throughout the healthcare industry.

Read More

TennCare Block Grant Waiver Approved

More than a year after submitting Amendment 42 to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requesting a waiver to increase flexibility in the administration of the state's Medicaid program, Tennessee has received an affirmative nod to move forward.

Read More

OptumInsight and Change Healthcare Combine to Advance a More Modern, Information and Technology-Enabled Health Care Platform

Accelerates work to improve outcomes and experiences and lower the cost of health care

Read More

AHA Statement On Dc Circuit Court Of Appeals Decision On Mandated Disclosure Of Negotiated Rates

Read More

AHA STATEMENT ON COURT DELAY OF MOST FAVORED NATION MODEL INTERIM FINAL RULE

Read More

Sen. Alexander's Farewell Address

Read More

Alexander: Congress Set to End Surprise Medical Billing

Proposal to protect patients from surprise medical bills and resolve payment disputes between providers and insurers included in government funding legislation that the Congress will vote on this week

Read More

Survey Reveals Real Concern for SNF Viability in Wake of Covid

Read More

Email Print
 
 

 

 


Tags:
None
Powered by Bondware
News Publishing Software

The browser you are using is outdated!

You may not be getting all you can out of your browsing experience
and may be open to security risks!

Consider upgrading to the latest version of your browser or choose on below: