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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Health Care

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Toolkit

ASH is committed to enhancing the care and well-being of all individuals, including patients, their families, and their wider communities. This commitment requires an ongoing effort by all medical providers to gain and maintain awareness of social determinants of health and health disparities within our respective communities and strive towards mitigating their negative effects, thus improving health equity. These social determinants are intertwined with structural racism. However, ASH recognizes that broader inequities persist beyond racism, including but not limited to gender and sexual identity inequities, those affecting the differently-abled, and inequities facing minority communities on a global scale. These health disparities must be addressed along with anti-racism efforts to truly affect wide-reaching change. The ASH Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) toolkit serves to augment ASH's anti-racism focus by highlighting other healthcare inequities and similarly providing resources for clinician, researcher, and educator members of ASH.

RACE AND ETHNICITY

Articles


Parallel comparison of overlapping but distinct US vs EU strategies and target populations in stated health equity goals by Elizabeth Docteur and Robert A. Berenson.


Multinational survey results regarding citizens' impressions of discrimination in their respective countries. 

Books


Sun Yung Shin examines the anthology of community experiences with race/injustice, including black, indigenous, and Asian-American perspectives.

Policy Statements

WHO briefing about health systems' roles in combatting migrant/ethnic inequities.

Global Reports

Report detailing a variety of health inequities in India.

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GENDER

Articles


AAMC data that stratifies salary of physicians in the US by gender and race/ethnicity


Assessment of factors that impact the gender pay gap in medicine as well as strategies to close the gap


Assessment of the gap in scientific funding of principal investigators by gender in Canada


Evaluation of the gender equity in science and medicine from a global perspective

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Michael Kimmel talks about how gender equity benefits both men and women.

LGBTQIA+

Articles


Hurdles and successes of transitioning as a physician.


Report highlighting that transgender health discrimination in health systems is alarmingly common.


Editorial highlighting transgender/non-binary health gaps.

Rethinking the Ban - The U.S. Blood Supply and Men Who Have Sex with Men [no link provided]
Analysis of the necessity in current times for historical restrictions on Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) in blood donation (pre-pandemic 1 year deferral).
Sacks CA et al. Rethinking the Ban — The U.S. Blood Supply and Men Who Have Sex with Men. N Engl J Med. 2017 Jan 12;376(2):174-177. doi: 10.1056/NEJMms1613425. Epub 2016 Nov 16. PMID: 27959708

Blood Donation and COVID-19: Reconsidering the 3-Month Deferral Policy for Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Other Men Who Have Sex With Men [no link provided]
Re-analysis of Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) blood donation deferral periods (3 months during COVID-19 pandemic)
Park C et al. Blood Donation and COVID-19: Reconsidering the 3-Month Deferral Policy for Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Other Men Who Have Sex With Men. Am J Public Health. 2021 Feb;111(2):247-252. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2020.305974. Epub 2020 Nov 19. PMID: 33211588


Resource providing recommendations to combat LGBTQIA+ inequities in healthcare.


Toolkit to explore LGBTQIA+ health inequities and potential remedies.

Ensuring That LGBTQI+ People Count — Collecting Data on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Intersex Status [no link provided]
Article highlighting the importance of sexual and gender inclusivity in demograpic reporting for research
Baker KE et al. Ensuring That LGBTQI+ People Count - Collecting Data on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Intersex Status. N Engl J Med. 2021 Apr 1;384(13):1184-1186. doi:10.1056/NEJMp2032447. Epub 2021 Mar 27.


Article highlighting gaps in healthcare for sexual and gender minorities

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Discussion about how to understand and discuss gender identity with patients, led by Kristie Overstreet.


Talk highlighting the overlap of gay rights with civil rights to pursue equity

DISABILITY

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