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Authors Imani Perry, JD, PhD, and Jon Meacham discuss the complex legacy of the South at Learn Serve Lead 2022: The AAMC Annual Meeting on Nov. 15.
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Author Imani Perry, JD, PhD, discusses the South’s complex legacy of racism and resistance.

  • November 15, 2022
Thomas Insel, MD, psychiatrist, neuroscientist, and author of “Healing: Our Path from Mental Illness to Mental Health,” speaks at Learn Serve Lead 2022: The AAMC Annual Meeting, on Nov. 14.
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Thomas Insel, MD, neuroscientist and psychiatrist, says the mental health crisis can be solved by focusing on social supports and mental health care systems.

  • November 14, 2022
ICU expert Wes Ely, MD, PhD, urged listeners at Learn Serve Lead 2022: The AAMC Annual Meeting in Nashville to add the human touch to critical care.
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While COVID-19 upended advances in ICU care, physician Wes Ely, MD, MPH, believes we can fix that by recommitting to humanism in medicine.

  • November 14, 2022

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The AAMC Center for Health Justice has partnered with the AMA to release a guide to language, narrative, and concepts in health equity in medicine.

  • October 28, 2021
A masked doctor talks with a parent and children in his office
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Patients with intellectual disabilities are six times more likely to die from COVID-19 than other people. An expert weighs in on how we must improve their care.

  • April 20, 2021
Jane Tobias, DNP, RN, MSN, gives a patient a COVID-19 vaccine at an April 3 event in Philadelphia that Jefferson Health designed to meet the needs of people with intellectual disabilities.
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Many Black and Hispanic people struggle to get access to COVID-19 vaccines. Bringing the vaccines to them can help reduce inequity.

  • April 12, 2021
A volunteer for GOTVax, an organization focused on bringing vaccines to hard-hit communities, administers a vaccine to a resident of a Boston Housing Authority building in an under-resourced neighborhood.
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Black and Latinx children have seen more illness and death during COVID-19 than other kids. A child psychiatrist describes how to protect their mental health.

  • February 23, 2021
A young child looks out of a window
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A history of medical abuse and immigrants' fear of deportation often drive vaccine hesitancy in Latinx communities. An expert weighs in on how to help.

  • February 11, 2021
A Latinx patient receives a vaccine from a provider
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Get Us PPE has developed an algorithm to equitably distribute needed supplies, but the need is so great, they can only fulfill 15% of the requests coming in.

  • February 4, 2021
Volunteers with the Rise of Broken Women shelter in New York City receive 6,000 masks donated by Love Your Melon, a socially conscious business based in St. Paul, Minnesota. The donation was coordinated by Get Us PPE.
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It’s easy to see why Black communities often distrust vaccination. But the pandemic’s toll means we have to increase faith in it — and fast.

  • October 13, 2020
A doctor speaks to an older woman in a mask
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I’ve contacted hundreds of people to tell them they’ve come in contact with someone who has a potentially deadly disease. Here’s what that’s like.

  • August 26, 2020
People sit on the beach at Baker Beach on May 26, 2020 in San Francisco, California. Beaches across the state have seen large crowds as they have started to slowly reopen.
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COVID-19 has hit marginalized communities hard. But community health workers can help battle deadly health care inequities and inefficiencies.

  • June 9, 2020
Community health worker Orson Brown (right) reviews health-related goals with a patient during a pre-pandemic home visit in Philadelphia
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For those fleeing persecution, a doctor’s evaluation can make all the difference. Medical students can play a key role in offering this life-changing service.

  • October 18, 2019
American soldiers filling up forms for migrants at a processing center.