||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.
||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 note||Includes bibliographical references.|
|Funding information||This 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 description||Online resource; title from PDF title page (viewed September 28, 2018).|
|Issued in other form||Print 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,  0309476909|