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Contributing Author Dr. Annie Daniel Talking About Solutions!

Dr. Annie Daniel is a Contributing Author to my book, Health Disparities, Diversity and Inclusion, Context Controversies and Solutions. Recently, she gave a talk at Southern University in Baton Rouge Louisiana. The summary is below with excerpts from her presentation entitled Diversity in Healthcare: How Can We Make It Happen and Sustain It?

Summary

This presentation discussed diversity in healthcare and effective programs that have been developed to sustain it. While in recent years, it has become apparent that further work needs to be done to diversify the health professions. Although, many methods have been integrated in professional schools to ensure that racial and ethnic diversity happened, there is much work needed. However, when the numbers of actual people of color are revealed, the health professions are not as diverse as the general population. A review of the literature and activities that most health education professional institutions have done to increased racial and ethnic diversity in the health professions; pipeline programs were the most effective at increasing diversity. In 2009, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Health Professions and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Public Health and Science, Office of Minority Health completed and published a report of pipeline programs in the health professions. Looking at models of success in the sciences, we can identify evidence-based practices that are working to increase diversity. During this presentation, we reviewed these practices.

Excerpts

For further information about this presentation, contact Annie J. Daniel, PhD: annied@lsu.edu

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