VIDEO: Racial Inclusivity at US Hospitals

At the launch of the Lown Hospitals Index racial inclusivity results, Dr. Aletha Maybank, Chief Equity Officer of the American Medical Association, Harriet Washington, medical ethicist and author of Medical Apartheid, and Dr. Richard Besser, CEO and President of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, joined Lown leaders Dr. Vikas Saini and Shannon Brownlee to dig into the topic of racial inclusivity at hospitals.

They discussed the historical and structural drivers of hospital segregation, the importance of measurement and accountability, the role of hospital leaders in making health equity central to the mission of hospitals, and the need for institutions to be worthy of the trust of their communities. To hear the full discussion, watch the video of the event below!