AMA Prioritizing Equity

American Medical Association

Prioritizing Equity illuminates how determinants of health uniquely impact marginalized communities, public health and health equity, with an eye on both short-term and long-term implications. Prioritizing Equity is produced by The AMA Center for Health Equity and hosted by AMA Chief Health Equity Officer & Senior Vice President, Aletha Maybank, MD, MPH. Listeners can earn CME while gaining valuable lessons in racial justice and health equity from leading voices in medicine and health care. read less

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AMA Prioritizing Equity is a podcast from the American Medical Association (AMA). The AMA Center for Health Equity produces the show, and Aletha Maybank hosts it. Maybank is a physician and AMA Chief Health Equity Officer & Senior Vice President. The show's main goal is to determine how health impacts communities-in particular, marginalized groups.

Being run by the AMA, this podcast holds many of the same missions and values as the organization. It promotes the betterment of medicine and public health. Running a podcast is another way they achieve this. It came about after the AMA noticed health inequities among various populations. And so the association turned its efforts toward short- and long-term solutions. That's how AMA Prioritizing Equity began. And this is what the podcast spotlights-the impacts, and how to resolve them.

AMA Prioritizing Equity is a diplomatic and straightforward recount of facts. There is little room for opinion, as the show uses data and analytics in each case. It analyzes prominent and impertinent issues in the health care system. For example, it talks about reproductive health care as a human right. Justice in education is a subject here. Other topics have also included race-based medicine, LGBTQ voices, and police brutality. It provides a voice for those who may not have one.

The topics are delicate and require respectful handling and care. Host Maybank is excellent at doing so. She addresses issues with the utmost sensitivity. Likewise, the qualified panelists who join are well-respected professionals. Often with a lengthy list of acronyms by their names, each is an expert in the field they speak on. Previous guests have included Dr. Torian Easterling and Dr. James L. Madara. Plus, for listeners who would like to find out more, a list of resources is in the show notes too.

AMA Prioritizing Equity illuminates the effect of health on various American communities. It touches on relevant topics of concern, hoping to explain and understand areas that have-until now-remained untouched.

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Advancing Equity Through Quality and Safety Peer Network
Oct 24 2022
Advancing Equity Through Quality and Safety Peer Network
Learn more about the AMA Peer Network: In this week's edition of our Prioritizing Equity series, Karthik Sivashanker, MD, MPH, Vice President at the AMA Center for Health Equity speaks with participants from the Peer Network for Advancing Equity through Quality and Safety program on their strategies to start operationalizing equity into their quality and safety operations. Panel: Aderonke Akingbola, MD, MMM, AGAF, CPE Vice President, Medical Affairs, Ochsner Health Judy C. Washington, MD, Associate Chief Medical Officer, Atlantic Medical Group Moderator: Karthik Sivashanker, MD, MPH, Vice President, Equitable Health Systems, AMA Center for Health Equity Topics discussed in this episode: IntroductionIntroduction of the panelistsEquity at the intersection of health care quality and safetyAddressing inequities through quality and safety reportingPeer Network frameworkHarm event reportingCreating psychological safe spacesBuilding teams to improve safety and equityThe challenges of transforming the health care systemHarm event case studiesSuccessful outcomes from this workLessons for health systems from the Peer Network Subscribe to the Prioritizing Equity podcast: Learn more: The AMA's Digital Code of Conduct:
The Myth of Meritocracy in Medicine and Health Care
Mar 14 2022
The Myth of Meritocracy in Medicine and Health Care
Earn CME credit for listening to this episode of Prioritizing Equity. Explore the myth of meritocracy, its presence in health care and how physicians can push past it to advance health equity. Daniel Markovits, JD, Melody S. Goodman, PhD, Tomás Diaz, MD and moderator Fernando De Maio, PhD discuss in this Prioritizing Equity panel. Panel: Daniel Markovits, JD—Guido Calabresi Professor of Law and Founding Director, Center for the Study of Private Law, Yale Law SchoolMelody S. Goodman, PhD—Associate Dean for Research/Associate Professor of Biostatistics, New York University School of Global Public HealthTomás Diaz, MD—Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Medical Educator at Columbia University Medical Center Moderator: Fernando De Maio, PhD—Director, Health Equity Research and Data Use, Center for Health Equity, American Medical Association Resources: The Meritocracy Trap (book): Health Equity: A Guide to Language, Narrative and Concepts: from AMA Center for Health Equity: AMA’s Organizational Strategic Plan to Embed Racial Justice and Advance Health Equity: Originally aired: March 14th, 2021 The AMA's Digital Code of Conduct: