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More Than Good Intentions: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Requires a Program-Level, Strategic Framework

Sponsors understand the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) efforts and have begun to implement them in their trials, but diversity in clinical trials has yet to be achieved. To address this gap between aspiration and execution, sponsors–as well as sites and CROs– must recognize that DE&I is not merely another project. Neither is […]

Using Data to Bring Change for Minority Health: An Interview with Dr. Gary Puckrein, President & CEO of the National Minority Quality Forum

Dr. Gary Puckrein, President and CEO of the National Minority Quality Forum, a not-for-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to ensuring that high-risk racial and ethnic populations receive optimal health care. His organization assembles and presents data essential to policy makers as they work to plan a more equitable distribution of health care and the benefits of […]

Increasing Capacity to be More Inclusive and Reduce the Negative Impact on Health of Stigma, Discrimination and Mistrust

Tim Vincent helps organizations increase their capacity to be more inclusive and reduce the negative impact on health of stigma, discrimination, and mistrust. He speaks of his experience training health care providers to use cultural humility and other culturally competent communication strategies when interacting with HIV and COVID patients, members of the LGBTQ+ communities, ethnic […]

Mental Health Services for an Underserved LatinX Community

Arturo Carrillo, who has a PhD in social work and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, talks about his research into mental health disparities in Chicago’s underserved Latinx neighborhoods, and his findings regarding access barriers to care. He pinpoints opportunities to address mental health disparities, and explains how the community-run Brighton Park Community Council delivers […]

Providing Mental Health Services in Underserved Asian Communities

Melissa Wee, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, from the Midwest Asian Health Association, speaks of providing mental health services to underserved Asian immigrant population thanks to a grant from the City of Chicago.

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