Diversifying the Healthcare Field
Healthcare disparities continue to exist which puts individuals from marginalized groups at a higher risk for negative health consequences. When someone from an underrepresented group seeks healthcare, and their healthcare provider does not look like them or does not understand the patient's life experiences, the healthcare that person receives may be worse than what someone from a different group would receive. When this difference in healthcare delivery happens, the health inequity gap widens.
That is why it is important to diversify the various healthcare professions with people who reflect the populations and communities they serve. You can make a difference to the care ALL patients receive and have a lasting impact on the field of health.
Begin your journey here by exploring the many different health professions.