Tag Archive for ‘health care equity’

Overcoming Disparities in Surgical Care among Native Americans

This article describes the inequities in oncologic surgical care for Native Americans and identifies how the recruitment of Native Americans into healthcare reduces disparities and enhances trust in the US medical system.

New campaign encourages patients to Speak Up Against Discrimination in health care

The aim of the Speak Up Against Discrimination program—to help patients and their advocates become active in their care—is outlined.

Where does equity start? An American surgeon’s northern exposure

The author describes how the prevailing inequities in the provision of health care in the U.S. are most likely to be overcome only when health care is considered a fundamental right of every citizen.

David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS

Looking forward – September 2021

Dr. Hoyt provides an update on ACS diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism initiatives including a virtual summit that convened the House of Surgery in June to discuss the provision of equitable and value-based care, the work of the Board of Governors Diversity Pillar, and the hiring of the new ACS Director of Diversity

ACS hosts the Promoting DEI & Anti-Racism Professional Surgical Society Retreat

More than 50 organizations attended the virtual ACS Promoting DEI & Anti-Racism: Professional Surgical Society Retreat in June to discuss best practices for promoting equity.


A Look at The Joint Commission

Advancing health equity in hospitals

Strategies for achieving health care equity, which contributes to improved surgical outcomes, are outlined.


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