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Blogpost: Anti-Asian Violence in America

We at the Perelman School of Medicine are deeply saddened by the rise of anti-Asian violence over the past year. Our previous statement is published on our website. We honor and mourn the eight victims who have lost their lives ...
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What Will It Take to Diversify Medicine?

Dr. Jaya Aysola, CHEA’s executive director and Assistant Dean of Inclusion and Diversity, spoke with WHYY’s “The Pulse” about diversity in medicine. She said more diversity in medical schools would bring positive change — but beyond that, the entire healthcare delivery ...
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Statement by CHEA on Anti-Asian Violence and Racism

The Center for Health Equity Advancement condemns anti-Asian violence and racism. We would like to share the following statement by the Pennsylvania Governor's Advisory Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs: The Governor’s Advisory Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs condemns ...
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Penn LDI Features CHEA Researchers

Penn's Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI) featured CHEA Team members Jaya Aysola, Michelle Munyikwa, and Kaliya Greenidge in a recent blogpost. It highlights a recently published article in the New England Journal of Medicine on racial misrepresentation in ...
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Health Disparities in LGBTQ+ Patients with Cancer

The Center's Director of Operations, Rosemary Thomas, was featured on a mini-podcast about LGBTQ+ patients with cancer and the health disparities they experience. In addition to CHEA, Rosemary is the Associate Director of the Penn Med Program for LGBTQ Health ...
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How Race Plays a Role In Propagating Physician Bias

Medical school curricula often misrepresent race and contribute to perpetuating physician bias. This bias has a proven negative impact on health disparities in minority communities. An article co-authored by three members of CHEA's team, including our executive director, and medical ...
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Women and Minorities Value, Perceive, and Experience Professionalism Differently than Their Peers

An article published today in JAMA Network Open, co-authored by CHEA's founder and Executive Director, Dr. Jaya Aysola, suggests that health care institutions must reconsider how they evaluate and define professionalism standards to successfully shift the culture of academic medicine ...
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CHEA & CHIPS Offering A Workshop Series To Assist Teams With Their Health Equity Improvement Efforts

The Center for Health Equity Advancement and Center for Healthcare Improvement & Patient Safety are offering a 3-part longitudinal workshop series designed to assist teams with their health equity improvement efforts. Penn Medicine aspires to lead improvements in our health ...
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CHEA Podcast Feature: COVID and The Social Needs Response Team

This month on Primary Care RAP In this Hippo Education bonus, Dr. Lisa Patel from the Peds RAP team sits down with Dr. Jaya Aysola, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics and Assistant Dean of Inclusion and Diversity at the ...
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TDCF Contributes $125,000 to Advance CHEA’s Health Equity Efforts

Penn Medicine’s Center for Health Equity Advancement (CHEA) is proud to announce the TD Charitable Foundation’s (TDCF) $125,000 contribution to CHEA.  This significant gift will sustain and promote CHEA’s efforts to achieve health equity with a critical focus on health inequities faced by ...
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Just a Phone Call Away: Penn Students Organize COVID-19 Social Needs Response Team

Food. Water. Toiletries. Medications. Entertainment. Transportation. Shelter. Friendship. All of these are resources that quarantined COVID-19 patients need, but many lack the resources to obtain them. Recognizing the need for help, Penn students recently created the COVID-19 Social Needs Response ...
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ACT Proposal in partnership with Office of Inclusion and Diversity

CHEA is partnering with the Office of Inclusion and Diversity to launch ACT: ACTION FOR CULTURAL TRANSFORMATION: DEVELOPING STRATEGIES TO ENSURE EQUITY, MITIGATE BIAS AND ELIMINATE RACISM AT PENN MEDICINE. ACT is an interactive, collaborative process to identify key strategies ...
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