Tag Archive for: inclusion

A U.S. appeals court upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit by a conservative group opposed to diversity initiatives in medicine that challenged a Pfizer fellowship program designed to boost the pipeline of Black, Latino, and Native American people leadership positions at the drugmaker.

Clinical trials continue to experience a paucity of diversity, but it will take a multipronged approach to infuse DEI into research.

With less than two months under her belt as the CEO of the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA), Mary Stutts is enthusiastic about diving into her new role and is bringing extensive experience in the healthcare space to the organization.

As an industry, we may not be able to change the political landscape, but as members of the healthcare advertising world, we have a responsibility and role to play in educating and supporting HCPs to deliver inclusive and often life-changing care to the LGBTQ+ community.

Wow, this headline is ironic. I wrote it March 27, 2023. I took the photo March 29, 2023. After successfully ducking the ’vid for three years, the ’vid found me. 

Inizio, a global strategic partner for health and life sciences with a full suite of advisory, medical, marketing, communications, and patient and stakeholder engagement services, has strengthened its senior leadership team with the appointment of Stefanie Christmas as its new Global Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I).

We know that a lack of diversity in healthcare settings can lead to harmful disparities in health outcomes, but a lack of diversity in messaging can also make people less likely to seek care in the first place. While social media influencers are working to change narratives and correct harmful assumptions around race, gender, and sex in the medical field, every sector of healthcare can work to understand the importance of diversity, conquer biases and stigma, and improve representation.

A federal judge tossed a lawsuit by a group of medical professionals alleging a fellowship program established by Pfizer to improve diversity within its higher ranks discriminates against white and Asian-American applicants.

Part IV: Leaders in healthcare marketing and communications talk about what their organizations are doing to ensure that diversity, equity, and inclusion continues to be a prominent part of the conversation, with actionable impact and results.

At Med Ad News, we strive to continue the conversation about diversity, inclusion, and health equity – and in our December issue, we’ve placed a strong focus on these topics.