The COVID-19 pandemic has further exposed the profound racial and ethnic disparities that are commonly encountered in the practice of pediatric and adult pulmonary, sleep, and critical care medicine in the U.S. Eliminating such disparities will require a collaborative and multilevel approach. This symposium will review and recommend best practices to address social and structural determinants of health, advocate for environmental justice, improve clinical screening, increase inclusion of minorities in research studies, advocate for universal access to healthcare, and improve workforce diversity. Addressing these needs will advance ongoing efforts to achieve respiratory health equality in the U.S.
CME credits and/or Certificates of Completion are not provided for this session.
1- Learn new findings to more effectively advocate for the policies required to achieve environmental justice, universal access to healthcare, and respiratory health equality
2- Apply new strategies to improve clinical screening and inclusion of minority patients in research studies
3- Have new strategies to improve workforce diversity in healthcare and at academic institutions
Juan C. Celedón, MD, DrPH, ATSF: Introduction
Jonathan M. Samet, MD: Achieving Environmental Justice
Juan P. Wisnivesky, MD, DrPH: Improving Access to Lung Cancer Screening
Sarah M. Lyon, MD: Universal Health Care
Neeta Thakur, MD, MPH: Removing Barriers to Clinical Research
Juan C. Celedón, MD, DrPH, ATSF: Summary and Future Directions
You can save 20% today by joining the ATS. Join more than 16,000 healthcare providers and researchers as a member of the American Thoracic Society today. As an ATS member, you’ll gain access to cutting-edge science, collaboration opportunities, discounts on the annual ATS International Conference, and resources to share with patients. The ATS offers multiple ways to get involved, from Assembly membership to in-person networking opportunities, as well as an online community offered through DocMatter. Join the ATS Today!