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New AMA Policy Recognizes Police Brutality as Product of Structural Racism

Physicians, residents and medical students at the American Medical Association's (AMA) Special Meeting of its House of Delegates (HOD) recognized the detrimental public health consequences of violent law enforcement interactions in adopted policy addressing the need for policing reform.

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New AMA policies recognize race as a social, not biological, construct

CHICAGO -- In support of efforts to confront our country's history of racism and injustice, the nation's leading physicians voted to adopt two new policies today recognizing race as a social construct -- rather than a biological construct -- at the American Medical Association's (AMA) Special Meeting of its House of Delegates (HOD).

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AMA Urges Multifaceted Approach to Address Social Determinants of Health

At the Special Meeting of the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates, physicians adopted policies today to address social determinants of health as part of health insurance coverage.

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New AMA policy recognizes racism as a public health threat
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AMA report examines existing Latinx inequity driving disproportionate COVID-19 impact

Report investigates reasons behind inequities, finds impact of COVID-19 on Latinx community likely underestimated

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Meharry Medical College CEO James Hildreth Discusses Health Disparities and Pandemic Response in Nashville Health Care Council's HEALTH CARE BRASS TAC
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U.S. Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams Explores Health Inequity and COVID-19 with the Nashville Health Care Council and NashvilleHealth

This week, the Nashville Health Care Council and NashvilleHealth hosted "Conversations on Health Equity and Action to Eliminate Disparities: Part Two," the second in a three-part series exploring health inequity and its long-standing threat to business and community growth and vitality.

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AHA, AMA & ANA Urge Trump Administration To Rescind Executive Order 13950
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Oct. 20: Time for A Crucial Conversation on Health Care
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House Passes Cooper Amendment to Re-Open Grant Program for MNPS
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AHIP Submits Letter to NAIC Special Committee on Race and Insurance

Last week, America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) submitted a letter to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners' (NAIC)Special Committee on Race and Insurance highlighting what AHIP and its member organizations are doing to address health equity.

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September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
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AMA Urges Lawmakers to Act on Policing Reform to Protect Public Health
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AMA on U.S. Supreme Court's DACA ruling
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AMA Board of Trustees pledges action against racism and police brutality
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AACR Stands Against Racial Discrimination and Inequality
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Nashville To Participate In Black Male Media Project, Public Discussion To Take Place June 6
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