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Duke Ob/Gyn Endorses Joint Statement for Collective Action Addressing Racism

Tuesday, September 1, 2020
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Chair of Duke Ob/Gyn Matthew D. Barber, MD, MHS Shares Message Endorsed By Exec. Leadership Committee, Dir. of Diversity & Inclusion

Last week, the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG), the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG), along with 19 other healthcare professional societies representing Obstetrics and Gynecology and its subspecialties, released a collective action plan addressing racism. This is a joint commitment to change the culture of medicine, eliminate racism and racial inequities that lead to disparities in health outcomes, and promote equity in women’s health and health care. This statement includes commitments and actions that are consistent with the Department of Ob/Gyn, the Duke School of Medicine and Duke Health’s values and goals of anti-racism and social justice. The Duke Department of Ob/Gyn’s leadership team enthusiastically endorses this statement and commits to its goals and objectives. 

Joint Statement - Collective Action Addressing Racism