Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Toolkit
ASH is committed to enhancing the care and well-being of all individuals, including patients, their families, and their wider communities. This commitment requires an ongoing effort by all medical providers to gain and maintain awareness of social determinants of health and health disparities within our respective communities and strive towards mitigating their negative effects, thus improving health equity. These social determinants are intertwined with structural racism. However, ASH recognizes that broader inequities persist beyond racism, including but not limited to gender and sexual identity inequities, those affecting the differently-abled, and inequities facing minority communities on a global scale. These health disparities must be addressed along with anti-racism efforts to truly affect wide-reaching change. The ASH Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) toolkit serves to augment ASH's anti-racism focus by highlighting other healthcare inequities and similarly providing resources for clinician, researcher, and educator members of ASH.
RACE AND ETHNICITY
In Pursuit of Health Equity: Comparing U.S. and EU Approaches to Eliminating Disparities
Parallel comparison of overlapping but distinct US vs EU strategies and target populations in stated health equity goals by Elizabeth Docteur and Robert A. Berenson.
Perspective on Ethnic, Racial Discrimination Globally
Multinational survey results regarding citizens' impressions of discrimination in their respective countries.
A Good Time for the Truth
Sun Yung Shin examines the anthology of community experiences with race/injustice, including black, indigenous, and Asian-American perspectives.
How health systems can address health inequities linked to migration and ethnicity
WHO briefing about health systems' roles in combatting migrant/ethnic inequities.
Inequality Report 2021: India’s Unequal Healthcare Story
Report detailing a variety of health inequities in India.
Academic Faculty Salary Equity by Race and Gender
AAMC data that stratifies salary of physicians in the US by gender and race/ethnicity
Gender Pay Gap in Medicine
Assessment of factors that impact the gender pay gap in medicine as well as strategies to close the gap
Gap in Evaluation of Scientific Funding
Assessment of the gap in scientific funding of principal investigators by gender in Canada
Gender Equality in Science, Medicine, and Global Health
Evaluation of the gender equity in science and medicine from a global perspective
Transgender Resident at Mayo Clinic Speaks Up on Coming Out in Medicine
Hurdles and successes of transitioning as a physician.
Almost Half of Transgender People Have Experienced Mistreatment by Medical Provider: Research
Report highlighting that transgender health discrimination in health systems is alarmingly common.
Editor’s Corner: Check Your Bia-Cis at the Door
Editorial highlighting transgender/non-binary health gaps.
Rethinking the Ban - The U.S. Blood Supply and Men Who Have Sex with Men [no link provided]
Analysis of the necessity in current times for historical restrictions on Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) in blood donation (pre-pandemic 1 year deferral).
Sacks CA et al. Rethinking the Ban — The U.S. Blood Supply and Men Who Have Sex with Men. N Engl J Med. 2017 Jan 12;376(2):174-177. doi: 10.1056/NEJMms1613425. Epub 2016 Nov 16. PMID: 27959708
Blood Donation and COVID-19: Reconsidering the 3-Month Deferral Policy for Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Other Men Who Have Sex With Men [no link provided]
Re-analysis of Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) blood donation deferral periods (3 months during COVID-19 pandemic)
Park C et al. Blood Donation and COVID-19: Reconsidering the 3-Month Deferral Policy for Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Other Men Who Have Sex With Men. Am J Public Health. 2021 Feb;111(2):247-252. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2020.305974. Epub 2020 Nov 19. PMID: 33211588
Improving the Health Care of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People: Understanding and Eliminating Health Disparities
Resource providing recommendations to combat LGBTQIA+ inequities in healthcare.
Achieving Health Equity for LGBT People
Toolkit to explore LGBTQIA+ health inequities and potential remedies.
Ensuring That LGBTQI+ People Count — Collecting Data on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Intersex Status [no link provided]
Article highlighting the importance of sexual and gender inclusivity in demograpic reporting for research
Baker KE et al. Ensuring That LGBTQI+ People Count - Collecting Data on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Intersex Status. N Engl J Med. 2021 Apr 1;384(13):1184-1186. doi:10.1056/NEJMp2032447. Epub 2021 Mar 27.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Youth Miss Out on Healthcare
Article highlighting gaps in healthcare for sexual and gender minorities
What Doctors Should Know About Gender Identity
Discussion about how to understand and discuss gender identity with patients, led by Kristie Overstreet.
What the Gay Rights Movement Learned from the Civil Rights Movement
Talk highlighting the overlap of gay rights with civil rights to pursue equity