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Racial Equity Resources

SGIM’s vision is a just system of care in which all people can achieve optimal health. As a professional society of general internists, our members witness the direct effects that systematic racism has on our country’s healthcare systems and populations. As long as black and brown lives continue to be oppressed– this vision cannot be realized. A just system of care demands a just humanity.

This webpage is dedicated to SGIM's statements on racial injustice and resources to bolster racial equity.

Ensuring Equity Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Society of General Internal Medicine Statement to Members: June 5, 2020

The SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus has spurred an unprecedented global pandemic, leaving over 1 million Americans infected with COVID-19. Disturbingly, the data related to COVID-19 infection, hospitalization, and deaths have demonstrated alarming racial and ethnic disparities across the United States.

Read the full statement here  

A Message on Racial Injustice From SGIM Executive Leadership and Staff
June 2, 2020
The Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) stands against racial injustice, inequality, white supremacy, or police violence of any kind. SGIM vehemently condemns the brutal murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and the countless others. We refuse to be silent in the face of callous injustice.

Read our full statement here

Frontliners: Social Justice


Tools to Inspire: Anti-Racism in Action

SGIM19 Malcolm L. Peterson Keynote Lecture: Camara Phyllis Jones, MD, MPH, PhD - May 2019

The Population Health Impact of Racial Bias and Social Injustice

Special Symposium: SGIM Annual Meeting May 2016