Week 21 August 2, 2021
UNMC 21-week Racial Equity Challenge
Welcome to the 21-week Racial Equity Challenge
Diversity scholar Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr. [eddiemoorejr.com] created the 21-Day Challenge concept to promote a deeper understanding of race, power, privilege, supremacy, and oppression. The UNMC Department of Medicine has modified this challenge to create a 21-week program in collaboration with the Office of Inclusion. You can subscribe to receive weekly emails with suggested articles, podcasts, and webinars that will help you raise awareness, compassion, understanding, and engagement towards racial equity. You can get a lapel pin from the Office of Inclusion that will represent your commitment towards working towards racial equity and understanding the experience of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color who are your colleagues, friends, patients, and community members Track your progress here.
Creating a Health Equity Curriculum. Strategies to reform residency education to incorporate a health equity curriculum within psychiatry and internal medicine residency programs is presented in this Webinar from Dell Medical School in Austin, TX. The aim of these educational is to create a space prioritizing humility and vulnerability to encourage and foster meaningful discussion. They created a health equity and vulnerable populations elective which was premiered in 2021.
Seize the DEI: Shaping the Future of IM. This podcast features a roundtable discussion of ACP leaders and representatives from the three ACP Councils. Guests Dr. Denise M. Connor and Dr. Omar Atiq discuss their leading work in advancing justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion at ACP and their own institutions.
Five Physician Organizations Award Nearly $300K to Support DEI Training. The Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM), the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), the ABIM Foundation, the American College of Physicians (ACP), and the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation donated nearly 300K to 32 different healthcare organizations and medical schools to reform internal medicine residency education by creating a DEI curriculum that addresses diverse communities' needs, increases residents' education of social issues in diverse communities, and addressing systemic racism and other social determinants of health.