The Social Mission Alliance will continue to support efforts that promote the diversity of health professions students, educators, and professionals.
As a community, we can recognize the harm caused by movements to limit diversity and use this as motivation in our work to promote diversity in health professions.
In 2021, a team at the Mullan Institute for Health Workforce Equity conducted a study of barriers to creating a diverse health workforce and identified many strategies to address these barriers. We urge you to look at these resources and share any others that you may have.
This is not the first time affirmative action has been challenged. We can learn from exemplar institutions that have successfully created a diverse student body in absence of affirmative action. There are tools available, and now is the time to act.