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An American crisis : the growing absence of black men in medicine and science : proceedings of a joint workshop / Cato T. Laurencin, rapporteur ; Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice, Health and Medicine Division, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine.

Author/creator Laurencin, Cato T. rapporteur.
Other author/creatorNational Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (U.S.). Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice, issuing body.
Other author/creatorW. Montague Cobb/NMA Health Institute, sponsoring body.
Other author/creatorGrowing Absence of Black Men in Medicine and Science: an American Crisis (Workshop) (2017 : Washington, D.C.)
Format Electronic and Book
Publication Info Washington, DC : The National Academies Press, [2018]
Description1 online resource (1 PDF file (xvi, 154 pages)) : illustrations
Supplemental Content Direct link to resource
Subject(s)
Contents Acronyms and abbreviations -- Introduction -- Keynote presentations -- Exploring the challenges and barriers for black men along the life trajectory -- Exploring the challenges and barriers for black men along the educational trajectory -- Current innovative and exploratory strategies to support entry into science and medicine for black men -- Reflections on meeting day 1 -- Accountability in medicine : what can medical schools do to address the crisis? -- Financial barriers to medical education -- Approaches from philanthropy -- Approaches from government -- Reflections on the workshop and final thoughts -- Appendixes.
Summary Black men are increasingly underrepresented in medical schools and in the medical profession. A diverse workforce is a key attribute of quality healthcare and research suggests that a diverse workforce may help to advance cultural competency and increase access to high-quality health care, especially for underserved populations. Conversely, lack of diversity in the health workforce threatens health care quality and access and contributes to health disparities. In this way, the growing absence of Black men in medicine is especially troubling, because their absence in medicine may have adverse consequences for health care access, quality, and outcomes among Black Americans and Americans overall. To better understand the factors that contribute to the low participation of Black men in the medical profession, facilitate discussion of current strategies used to increase their participation in medical education, and explore new strategies along the educational and professional pipeline that may have potential to increase participation in medicine, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and the Cobb Institute jointly convened a 2-day workshop in November 2017, in Washington, DC. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references.
Funding informationThis activity was supported by the Aetna Foundation (Contract 10003873), Burroughs Wellcome Fund (Contract 10003742), W. Montague Cobb/NMA Health Institute (unnumbered), The Kavli Foundation (10003589), National Academy of Medicine (unnumbered), National Institutes of Health (unnumbered), and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (Contract 10003809). Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication do not necessarily reflect the views of any organization or agency that provided support for the project.
Source of descriptionOnline resource; title from PDF title page (viewed September 28, 2018).
Issued in other formPrint version: Growing Absence of Black Men in Medicine and Science: an American Crisis (Workshop) (2017 : Washington, D.C.). American crisis. Washington, DC : The National Academies Press, [2018] 0309476909
ISBN9780309476904
ISBN0309476909
ISBN9780309476935
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