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How is your organization promoting health equity?

Professional organizations make commitments to advance equity in healthcare


The pandemic has revealed and magnified inequities in healthcare.

  • Black or African American Non-Hispanic people are twice as likely to die from COVID-19 than White, Non-Hispanic Americans and 2.8 times more likely to require hospitalization1
  • Hispanics with mental disorders are less likely to access evidence-based treatment options, with only 1 in 10 utilizing mental health services2

Many organizations are responding and working together toward more equitable care.

American Medical Association (AMA) Established the Center for Health Equity
American Psychiatric Association (APA) Formed the Structural Racism Task Force
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) Created the Diversity, Equity and Inclusive Excellence Workgroup
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Published Health Equity Policy Statement
National Medical Association (NMA) Supported efforts that improve quality and availability of health care to underserved populations
National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) Initiated the All of Us Research Program
National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) Published Statement of Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

At Myriad Genetics, we recently made a donation to support a new genetic counseling program at Xavier University of Louisiana.


1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sep 2021. Retrieved from: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/covid-data/investigations-discovery/hospitalization-death-by-race-ethnicity.html

2. Substance Abuse and Mental health Services Administration. Jun 2020. Retrieved from: https://mhttcnetwork.org/sites/default/files/2020-06/Mh_Disparities_Booklet.pdf

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