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Addressing health equity in A/I care

January 25, 2021

Addressing health equity in A/I care

The College recently launched a new web-based resource focused on health equity. The new ACAAI Racial Disparities and Health Equity Resource Center provides a central location on our website for curated College information, assets and resources about racial disparities affecting our patients and their treatment.

With a strong focus on asthma and allergy patients, the goal of this new resource is to explore the factors and challenges that contribute to gaps in care for patients based on racial and ethnic considerations. It serves to provide training, education and recommendations to help address these gaps and promote health equity in the field of allergy/immunology.

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Visitors to the Center will find:

  • Articles and studies from the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.
  • Webinars and recorded sessions from the College’s Annual Scientific Meeting.
  • Information about grant opportunities.
  • Thoughtfully curated reports and program information from external organizations, including government agencies and lay organizations.

The resource page will feature updates on what the College is doing to promote diversity in our membership and to improve awareness of the A/I specialty among medical students so all population groups will be well represented throughout the profession.

Many organizations have projects underway to improve health equity, and the College will have frequent opportunities to add new assets and information to the Center, as well as to contribute to the efforts of like-minded organizations.

The ACAAI Racial Disparities and Health Equity Resource Center is supported by Sanofi Genzyme and Regeneron.

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