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Launching a Nursing Career During COVID-19: Recent Graduates Share What They’ve...

Early on in the COVID-19 pandemic, a number of state legislatures, colleges and universities, and state nursing boards allowed high-performing nursing students to graduate...

Academic Community Pushes for Much-Needed Diversity in COVID-19 Vaccine Trials

Although numerous companies and medical institutions are working tirelessly to develop a COVID-19 vaccine, people of color — who according to the Centers for...

UAB Develops First Culturally Based Palliative Care Protocol

Palliative care in the U.S. has long had a cultural focus on the White middle class, but a recent project by The University of...

AAMC Head and DEI Advocate David Skorton Faces COVID-19 Crisis After...

When David J. Skorton assumed the role of president of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) in July 2019, he brought with him...

Dentistry is Sorely Lacking in Diversity, but Experts Offer Solutions

Dentistry is a healthcare field that lags behind in diversity, with less than 15 percent of dental students coming from underrepresented backgrounds, according to...

The 2019 Health Professions HEED Awards

Healthcare employees constitute the largest workforce in the United States and, as the country ages, are predicted to grow in number and demand in...

While Supreme Court Weighs LGBTQ Equality, Some States Are Ahead on...

The United States Supreme Court is currently in the process of deciding whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 — which...

Inconsistent Mental Healthcare at Community Colleges Harms a Vulnerable Student Population

In August 2017, just as the Houston Community College System’s 20 campuses were poised to start the fall semester, Hurricane Harvey dumped more than...

Medical University of South Carolina Shows a United Front in Fight...

Diversity Champions exemplify an unyielding commitment to diversity and inclusion throughout their campus communities, across academic programs, and at the highest administrative levels. INSIGHT...

Nursing and Pharmacy Schools Cultivate Students’ Cultural Competency Skills Through Community...

From the beginning of their educational careers at  Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) in Maryland or the University of Cincinnati (UC) James L....

Coalition of Universities Collaborate to End Health Disparities

Eradicating health disparities for minority populations in urban areas has been a persistent struggle for healthcare researchers and organizations at both the local and...

Training Medical Students to Meet Transgender Healthcare Needs

The healthcare needs of people with diverse backgrounds, gender identities, and ages may differ, but every individual requires access to the same basic services,...

Hispanic-Centered Healthcare: Creating a Bilingual, Culturally Competent Pharmacy Workforce

According to a 2013 Pew Research Center survey, approximately 48 percent of the 38.7 million Hispanic adults living in the United States have limited...

Health Professions Schools, Medical Centers Grapple with How to Address Patient...

In 2013, in her new role as supervisor to an intern in the emergency department, Emily Whitgob wanted to ensure a positive experience for...

New Public Health Curriculum Framework Prepares Students for Rapidly Changing...

In 1915, the Welch-Rose Report became the template for public health professional education in the United States. The report established a public health education model...

Health Professions Schools Evolve to Educate and Serve Increasingly Diverse Communities

By 2055, the U.S. will not have a single racial or ethnic majority, according to the Pew Research Center. Perhaps nowhere else is this...

Social Justice Advocates: The Evolving Role of Medical Practitioners

On the surface, the causes of many health problems in the U.S. seem apparent. But a deeper look reveals that many diseases and ailments...

LGBTQ Resource Guide Helps Pharmacies Provide Inclusive Care

This past summer, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) in partnership with Walgreens released a resource guide to help the company’s 70,000 pharmacists and pharmacy...

Diversity Inspires University of New Mexico Colleges of Pharmacy and Nursing’s...

New Mexico comprises a burgeoning mix of cultures, with the second largest percentage of Native Americans and the largest percentage of Hispanics of any...

BESt Summer Institute Prepares Underrepresented High School Students for Careers in...

Every summer, a group of talented multicultural high school students from the St. Louis area participates in a program called the BESt Pharmacy Summer...

Cures Act Aims to Improve Access to, Quality of Healthcare Services

On Tuesday, President Barack Obama signed into law the $6.3 billion bipartisan 21st Century Cures Act, which passed by an overwhelmingly majority in Congress. The...

Grant Allows Morehouse School of Medicine to Focus on Improving Diversity...

With funding from a $3 million grant from nonprofit healthcare provider Kaiser Permanente, Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) created the Undergraduate Health Sciences Academy...

Healthcare Accrediting Agencies Strive to Align Standards with Sector’s Inherent Diversity

Institutional accreditation is a voluntary, peer-review process that assures the public that an institution provides a quality education. Programmatic accreditation, on the other hand,...

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Improves Access to Healthcare and Careers

Diversity Champions exemplify an unyielding commitment to diversity and inclusion throughout their campus communities, across academic programs, and at the highest administrative levels. INSIGHT...

Improving Health Outcomes by Ensuring the Inclusion of Students with Disabilities...

The link between the number of healthcare providers who are members of minority and underserved communities and improved health outcomes for those communities is...

Addressing Social Justice Issues at Academic Health Centers

The challenges of diversity, equity, and inclusion that we face in academe today can be traced back to the nine Colonial colleges that were...

National Association of Medical Minority Educators Relies on Interprofessional Collaboration to...

When a group of educators met at Howard University in 1975 to discuss what could be done to diversify the healthcare field, their focus...

Improving Access to Healthcare for Transgender Individuals

When Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce Jenner, unveiled her new name and appearance last year, the event shined a light on the transgender...

A Chronic Condition: Diversity in Medical Studies Is Key to Reducing...

Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010, 16.4 million uninsured Americans have gained healthcare coverage; the largest increases are in African...

Certificate Program Encourages Engagement with and Service to Community

The Ohio State University (OSU) College of Nursing is giving its students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to demonstrate their commitment to diversity and...

Online Exclusive: Nursing Professionals’ Roundtable

INSIGHT Into Diversity recently spoke with three nursing professionals about various issues within nursing education and practice. They offered insight into the increased demand...

A National Imperative: Increasing the Number of Minority Pharmacists to Improve...

According to Forbes’ list of the best jobs in healthcare for 2015, pharmacists are No. 1. Pharmacists are highly respected, they are well paid,...

Insight into Pharmacy Education with the AACP’s Jennifer L. Adams

How the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy promotes diversity and inclusion in pharmacy education Founded in 1900, the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP)...

The University of Vermont College of Medicine Connects with the Community

The Census Bureau lists Vermont among the 10 whitest states in the nation, yet in this small, picturesque New England state, the University of...

Interprofessional Education and Holistic Admissions Are Key to the Future of Healthcare...

When the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was implemented in 2014, an estimated 10 million more people in the U.S. gained access to healthcare. But...

Marshall University Infuses Cultural Competency into Pharmacy Education

With the population becoming increasingly diverse, it’s essential that tomorrow’s academic healthcare professionals and scientists are schooled in cultural and ethnic differences. Despite national awareness...

Pharmacy Students Given a Dose of Diversity Off Campus

Nova Southeastern University’s SNPhA chapter brings healthcare screenings to South Florida’s underserved populations Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy is a reflection of the cultural...

‘I’m In’ Campaign and FDA Recommendations Look to Boost Diversity in Clinical...

Hispanics are most disproportionately affected by asthma, cancer, and heart disease, and scientists are asking why. What is clear is that few Hispanics participate in the...

New Guidelines for Healthcare Workers and Forum Aim to Improve LGBTQ Care

Confusion and misunder-standing between patient and healthcare provider have long created a barrier for members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community...