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VUMC Office of Health Equity Archives

Original podcast series explores ideas, issues shaping health and health care

Aug. 11, 2020—Listen to Episode 1 and subscribe on your favorite platform. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is launching Vanderbilt Health DNA: Discoveries in Action, an original podcast series exploring the issues and scientific advancements  shaping health, medicine and society. The series takes the listener deep into the world of health care through conversations with more than 30...

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Video: Dr. Jeff Balser talks about a new plan to eliminate barriers to diversity and inclusion at VUMC

Jul. 8, 2020—Dr. Jeff Balser announces the formation of a new Task Force led by the Office of Health Equity representing all areas of VUMC and the School of Medicine charged with identifying ways to eliminate barriers to racial equity through immediate and long-term steps.

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Transcript: Dr. Jeff Balser talks about a new plan to eliminate barriers to diversity and inclusion at VUMC

Jul. 8, 2020—Dr. Jeff Balser announces the formation of a new Task Force led by the Office of Health Equity representing all areas of VUMC and the School of Medicine charged with identifying ways to eliminate barriers to racial equity through immediate and long-term steps.

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Initial COVID-19 testing data show impact in Nashville’s minority communities

Jun. 17, 2020—Early data assessing the primary language of those who received COVID-19 tests at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and tested positive, illustrates the disproportionate impact the pandemic is having on racial or ethnic communities.

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VUMC Office of Health Equity holds webinar on racism, health and health care

Jun. 10, 2020—The nation is now focused on the deaths of black citizens in police custody but systemic racism permeates every facet of American society including health care, according to panelists who participated in a webinar presented last week by the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Office of Health Equity.

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Wilkins on what health equity is – and isn’t

Jan. 17, 2019—Income, education, access to healthy food and other factors influence a person’s health, so a newly established Office of Health Equity is designed to strengthen Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s programs and ties into networks around the region to improve the underlying elements.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer.  Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Momentum

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer. Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

Vanderbilt Medicine

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

VUMC campus

VUMC campus

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

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