Category: Diversity

Category: Diversity

HHS Puts Up $80M to Increase Number and Diversity of Health IT Workforce
June 17, 2021 Diversity, The Latest LPOC Organization

Public health needs better IT systems, better data and a more diverse, educated health IT workforce, and the Biden administration is putting $80 million toward rectifying that situation. The four-year effort will focus on improving data collection—especially around race and ethnicity—and training a more diverse health informatics and technology workforce.

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‘Into the Covid ICU’: A New Doctor Bears Witness to the Isolation, Inequities of Pandemic
April 26, 2021 COVID, COVID, Diversity, The Latest LPOC Organization

KHN reporter Jenny Gold, in collaboration with Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX, spent eight months following one first-year medical resident working on the front lines of the pandemic.

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Meet Dreamer Edgar Velázquez – Navigating Daunting Challenges On Way To Med School
August 27, 2020 Diversity, Immigrants, Students, The Latest LPOC Organization

Edgar Velázquez has taken an unconventional route to medical school.

His story begins in Mexico, where a ruined economy forced his parents to flee their beloved colonial hometown and move to the United States, leaving their children behind.

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Changes in Racial/Ethnic Representation in US Medical School Matriculants
September 24, 2019 Diversity, The Latest LPOC Organization

Even with recent efforts to increase diversity among physicians, there is a deficiency in black, Hispanic, and American Indian or Alaskan Native representation in medical school matriculants, according to a recent article published in JAMA Network Open.

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2019 NEPO Summit: Visit the LPOC Table!
July 17, 2019 Diversity LPOC Organization

The 2019 Network of Ethnic Physician Organizations (NEPO) Summit will be held August 23-24 in Pasadena. Theme: “Standing Up for Health Care in California.”

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