Connecting Ideas and Action to Understand Racism and Reduce Disparities
Podcast: In recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President Peter Salovey and Professor Phillip Atiba Goff discuss the science of racial bias, the work of the Center for Policing Equity, and the intersection of the COVID-19 pandemic and racial disparities.Source: Office of the President - Yale University
Crusto Receives Award for Distinguished Contribution to Diversity in Psychology
Cindy Crusto, PhD, Associate Professor and Deputy Chair for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Department of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine, is the 2020 recipient of the Connecticut Psychological Association (CPA) Award for Distinguished Contribution to Diversity in Psychology.
Inaugural Q-Med Conference Generates Enthusiasm and a Capacity Crowd
Gender- and sexual-minority students in the health care professions from across the United States and other countries gathered at Yale School of Medicine March 30 and 31 for the first annual Q-Med conference, a meeting organized to address the role of leadership in the LGBTQI+ health care community.
Yale School of Medicine Joins Health Care Leaders to Advance Equity, Safety
Yale School of Medicine has joined a network of health care leaders organizing across industries to create safe, fair, and dignified workplaces for women. TIME’S UP Healthcare aims to drive new policies and decisions that result in more balanced, diverse, and accountable leadership; address workplace discrimination, harassment and abuse; and create equitable and safe work cultures within all facets of the healthcare industry.
Subspecialties Collaborate on New Program to Train Minorities in Addiction Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine
The medical subspecialties of addiction psychiatry and addiction medicine are collaborating with the Yale Department of Psychiatry on a new program to help train minorities and expand their presence in the two subspecialties.
APA passes action paper written by Isom, Williams
The American Psychiatric Association (APA) on Nov. 4 unanimously passed an action paper titled, "Addressing Racial Discrimination Against Psychiatry Trainees and Psychiatrists" authored by Jessica Isom, MD, MPH, fourth-year resident in the Yale Department of Psychiatry, and J. Corey Williams, MD, MA, a former Yale Psychiatry resident.
Ali, Ayankola new leaders of Yale Solomon Carter Fuller Association
Hana Ali, MD, and Olusola Justin Ayankola, MD, second-year residents in the Yale Department of Psychiatry, have taken over leadership of the Yale Solomon Carter Fuller Association (YSCFA), a psychiatry department resident interest group.
Student honored for her advocacy in LGBTQI issues
Nicole “Nix” Sitkin, a third-year medical student, will receive the 2017 LGBT Health Achievement Award from the American Medical Student Association (AMSA) and the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association at AMSA's 67th Annual Convention and Exposition in Washington, D.C., in February.
Donation Creates Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Fund at the Yale School of Public Health
The Yale School of Public Health’s ongoing efforts to promote diversity, equity and inclusion received a substantial boost recently with a generous donation from Dr. Pilar Vargas and her husband Dean Sten H. Vermund.
State must center health equity in Connecticut’s health information exchange
Health information exchanges (HIE), organizations that aggregate and share information across multiple health agencies, provide that real-time information about community health. HIEs can aggregate data across multiple healthcare settings, from hospitals and urgent care centers to pharmacies, laboratories, public health departments, and other health-related organizations. Connecticut has committed to a foundation of achieving health equity through its HIE. This means ensuring not only a unified system of data exchange, but mandating measures, including legislation, to ensure the uniform collection and regular reporting of accurate information on self-reported race, ethnicity, language, geography to improve examination of racism and other structural causes of health inequities and incorporating other information such as self-reported health-related social needs, such as housing, food, transportation, and community assets that provide critical services to patients with specific needs.Source: CT Mirror