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The Joint Commission Tackles Healthcare Disparities in the COVID Era

Behind the Knife 2021-05-10 2


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In this episode, we host the Joint Commission who tell us about their efforts to improve healthcare disparities and healthcare provider diversity. We first briefly discuss structural racism before pivoting to how COVID has revealed how deep the roots of inequity travel. Finally we discuss the ways that Joint Commission are tackling the problem. Dr. Ana McKee, Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer of the Joint Commission joins our discussion, along with return guest Dr. Fabian Johnston from Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. McKee mentions the Bernard J Tyson National Award for Excellent in the Pursuit of Healthcare Equity in this episode! Applications open on May 17. Please see go to THIS LINK to learn more about the process!

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