AMA Designates Racism as a Public Health Threat

The American Medical Association (AMA) announced the designation of racism as a public health threat and adopted associated policies to address healthcare inequities, says a Nov. 16, 2020, news release. The association will begin to “identify a set of current best practices for healthcare institutions, physician practices and academic medical centers to recognize, address and mitigate the effects of racism on patients, providers, international medical graduates, and populations” and to “work to prevent and combat the influences of racism and bias in innovative health technologies,” among other actions.