MedPage Today May 11, 2021
Joyce Frieden

— Three-year strategic plan calls for “ensuring accountability” in its workforce and budgeting

The American Medical Association (AMA) released a 3-year strategic plan Tuesday to “dismantle structural racism starting from within the organization,” noting that “equity work requires recognition of past harms and critical examination of institutional roles upholding these structures.”

“The framework of the plan … is driven by the immense need for equity-centered solutions to confront harms produced by systemic racism and other forms of oppression for Black, Latinx, Indigenous, Asian, and other people of color, as well as people who identify as LGBTQ+ and people with disabilities,” the organization said in a press release. “Its urgency is underscored by ongoing circumstances, including inequities exacerbated by the COVID-19...

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