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Call for Comments-ASHP Task Force on Racial Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

11/12/2020 3:19 PM | Steve Glass (Administrator)

The ASHP Task Force on Racial Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion invite ASHP members to participate in an important member survey. The purpose of the survey is to collect feedback on the preliminary recommendations from the ASHP Task Force on Racial Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Please review the following information and then use the link below to access the survey which should take 15-20 minutes of your time to complete.

Follow this link to the Survey:  Recommendations Feedback

Or copy and paste the URL into your internet browser: http://ashp.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cVlZG58aKizkpbn?Q_DL=N3VcqY8mZkgoXsl_cVlZG58aKizkpbn_MLRP_cNLs8KJjPiZECfH&Q_CHL=email

ASHP and its members have long been committed to eliminating racial and ethnic disparities in healthcare and recognize the need to further strengthen that commitment following the killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and other Black Americans. ASHP further seeks to help eliminate racism, discrimination, and inequities that impact other minority and underrepresented populations and to help improve diversity, equity, and inclusion in healthcare and society more broadly.

While the Task Force developed the preliminary recommendations with a specific focus on Black Americans, the Task Force members believe that many of the recommendations should also support other communities of color. In order to reflect more inclusive language within its recommendations, the Task Force decided to use the term “Black, Indigenous, and People of Color,” also referred to as BIPOC throughout the recommendations. Mental Health America (MHA) considers the following communities as BIPOC: Black/African American, Latinx/Hispanic American, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Native and Indigenous, and Multiracial.

The deadline for this survey is December 10, 2020. Please be assured that your responses will be anonymous. The Task Force plans to review comments and prepare a final report and recommendations to the ASHP Board of Directors in January 2021.

Thank you in advance for your time and support.

Sincerely,


Paul C. Walker, Pharm.D., FASHP
Task Force Chair and ASHP Board Liaison

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