"It’s high time to tap into brilliant minds that transcend social categories, minds that can overcome hardships, minds that can solve problems, minds that are not defined by skin color, gender or social background."
Why is this important?
African-Americans, Hispanics and Native Americans make up a quarter of the U.S. population but only 6 percent of doctors. There is currently a push to get more minorities working in the medical field.
David R. Williams, Professor of Public Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, talks about health equity and its importance.
Everyone should have the opportunity to achieve good health. But, as Dr. Camara Phyllis Jones explains through her cliff analogy, that’s often not the case.