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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Health Care

Celebrating Black History Month 2024

This February, ASH is celebrating Black History Month by taking a closer look at why representation in hematology matters.

ASH Minority Recruitment Initiative

The ASH Minority Recruitment Initiative (MRI) was created in 2003 to increase the participation of those underserved and underrepresented training in hematology-related fields and to increase their representation in the number hematologists with academic and research appointments.

Celebrating 20 years of building pathways in the field of hematology, ASH’s Minority Recruitment Initiative (MRI) is proud to present the MRI Anniversary Impact Report.

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Hematology

ASH DEI Toolkit for Clinical Trial Sponsors

This guide helps trial sponsors in integrating DEI principles throughout the trial life cycle by offering actionable recommendations, reference articles, and resources from national and international regulatory bodies and research organizations.
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Conversations for Change

Conversations for Change is an innovative tool designed to empower hematologists and healthcare professionals with the knowledge and resources needed to address health disparities in the field of hematology.
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Health Equity Compendium

The compendium highlights peer-reviewed content that investigates structural barriers and inequities affecting hematology care for underserved racial/ethnic populations, lower socio-economic groups, and other vulnerable communities.
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Conversations with Hematology Leaders

(New!) Hemetalks Presents IMPACT II: Impacting Multiple Myeloma in All Communities

Check out "IMPACT II: Impacting Multiple Myeloma in All Communities," a thought-provoking podcast series that delves into the critical nuances of treating multiple myeloma within underrepresented racial and ethnic populations. Join us as leading experts from both academic and community oncology settings dissect the complexities of multiple myeloma treatment in underrepresented communities. Gain invaluable insights into clinical risk, survival outcomes, and crucial treatment considerations.

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Interview with Melody Smith, MD, MS

Listen to 2018 ASH President Dr. Alexis Thompson's conversation with Dr. Melody Smith about Dr. Smith's experience navigating the ASH career development and leadership pathways to help inspire aspiring hematologists and inform them of all the resources available through ASH.

Interview with Rayne Rouce, MD

Dr. Laura Michaelis interviews Dr. Rayne Rouce about her work with children as a pediatric hematologist/oncologist, in the lab, her work with advocacy and promoting diversity in health care, and her passion for music that has led to a rap career inspiring youth.


More Inspiring Interviews


Get to know the individuals who are leading the way in the creation of more inclusive and equitable patient and health care communities.