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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)
ACP is committed to being an anti-racist, diverse, equitable and inclusive organization dedicated to policy, advocacy and action to confront and eliminate racism, racial disparities, discrimination, bias and inequities in health and health care and within our own organization.
ACP’s ongoing efforts and policies reflect and demonstrate the College’s commitments to:
- Ensuring the diversity, equity and inclusion of ACP members, governance and employees;
- Being an anti-racist organization;
- Combatting racial disparities that affect health and health care; and
- Promoting gender equity and eliminating the inequities in compensation and career advancement that physicians can face.
DEI Grant Program
ACP has joined with the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), the ABIM Foundation, the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM), and the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation to co-sponsor a grant program, Building Trust through Diversity, Health Care Equity, and Inclusion in Internal Medicine Training.Apply Now Learn More
ACP pledges to be an anti-racist organization dedicated to policy, advocacy and action to confront and eliminate racism, racial disparities, discrimination, bias and inequities in health and health care and within our own organization. ACP strives to embody a diverse, inclusive and equitable organization that facilitates effective and respectful interaction among individuals who hold a broad range of views, and respect, empathy and understanding of others.
- PolicyThe American College of Physicians’ Commitment to Being an Anti-Racist, Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Organization 2020
- PolicyACP Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Policy 2020
- Racial Health Disparities, Prejudice and Violence
We know that prejudice, discrimination, and violence disproportionately harm the health and well-being of racial and ethnic communities.
- Women in Medicine
We are committed to addressing the unique challenges female physicians confront over the course of their careers in order to foster an inclusive environment that promotes growth and development for female physicians.
Latest Advocacy Efforts
- StatementACP Signals Agreement with AAMC on Importance of Implicit Bias Trainings 9/30/2020
- StatementInternists Support Initiatives to Ensure Diversity in the Physician Workforce, Oppose Efforts to End Them 8/7/2020
- LetterJoint Letter Supporting Action on Medicaid 1115 Demonstrations to Address Racial Disparities and Systemic Racism 7/20/2020
- StatementInternists Call the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act a ‘Major Step Forward’ 6/24/2020
- LetterACP Letter of Support for H.R. 7120, the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act 6/24/2020
- StatementACP Proposes Policies and Action to Confront Systemic Racism, Discrimination and Injustices in Health and Law Enforcement 6/19/2020
- StatementA Wake-up Call for Healthcare: Emerging Ethical Lessons from COVID-19 6/16/2020
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Additional Advocacy Efforts
- Internists “Gravely Concerned” About Discrimination and Violence by Public Authorities and Others 5/29/2020
- Letter to HHS Urging Action on Racial, Ethnic, and Language COVID-19 Disparities 4/28/2020
- Internists Say Harassment Based on Race or Ethnic Origin is Never Okay 3/31/2020
- Thank You Letter on Preventing Maternal Deaths Act 12/17/2018
- Internists and Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health Awarded Grant Promoting Racial Equity 11/19/2018
- Group of Six Letter to Representatives Supporting Preventing Maternal Deaths Act 4/28/2018
- Joint Letter to HUD Regarding Smokefree Policies in Multi-unit Housing 1/7/2013