2022 ADEA Men of Color in the Health Professions Summit
Dates: August 10-11, 2022
Venue: ADEA Offices
Location: Washington, DC
2022 ADEA Men of Color in the
Health Professions Summit
Aug. 10−11, 2022
Historically, men of color―including African American/Black, American Indian and Alaska Native, Hispanic/Latino and Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander―throughout our nation have been heavily impacted by systemic racism, biased institutions, health inequities and structural inequities that continue to manifest in contemporary ways, particularly educational outcomes. One way to address health inequities and systemic racism is to increase the number of historically underrepresented men of color graduating from the academic health professions.
As the recipient of a $50,000 base grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) in support of work to identify solutions that aid in the recruitment, matriculation, retention and graduation of
historically underrepresented men in the health professions, ADEA is committed to furthering conversations and efforts regarding this important topic through the ADEA Men of Color in the Health Professions
As part of the initiative and in support of ADEA’s charge to increase the number of men of color in the health professions, the inaugural ADEA President’s Symposium on Men of Color in the Health Professions was held in March 2022 in conjunction with the ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition in Philadelphia.
The symposium was a collaboration with the Association of American Medical Colleges, with support from the RWJF and the American Association for Dental, Oral and Craniofacial Research. During the symposium, distinguished panelists and leaders shared insights into the journey of men of color to health professions, success stories and related barriers impacting men of color. Attendees also discussed and examined best practices to aid in cultivating student pathways into health professions careers.
Continuing the initiative and, as a follow-up recommendation from the inaugural symposium, ADEA is hosting the Men of Color in the Health Professions Summit on Aug. 10−11, 2022 at the ADEA offices in Washington, DC. The summit brings together academic health professions leaders, government agencies, health professions associations and other key stakeholders to develop an action plan to support men of color entering the health professions.
To move the needle forward and increase opportunities for underrepresented men of color in the health professions, all academic health professions must work together. Academic health professions associations are invited to send representatives to the summit to discuss opportunities for collaborative strategic action and the sharing of best practices.
The ADEA Men of Color in the Health Professions Summit takes place over two days from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Aug. 10 and 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 11.
The event includes a keynote presentation by David Satcher, M.D., Ph.D.
Summit discussion will focus on collaborative efforts and best practices to increase the number of historically underrepresented men of color with health professions degrees. Attendees will collectively draft a short action plan for review and consideration across the academic health professions.
Contact: Angelo Lee, ADEA Vice President, Access, Diversity and Inclusion, LeeA@adea.org
ADEA is proud to pursue the Men of Color in the Health Professions Initiative, engaging in this timely discussion and leading this advocacy work on behalf of our students, faculty, staff, residents, fellows, health care professionals and other key stakeholders.
Contact: Angelo Lee