In the Nation's Compelling Interest:: Ensuring Diversity in the Health-Care Workforce

In the Nation's Compelling Interest:: Ensuring Diversity in the Health-Care Workforce

by Committee on Institutional and Policy-Level Strategies for Increasing the Diversity of the U.S. He, Adrienne Stith Butler, Brian D. Smedley
     
 

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ISBN-10: 030909125X

ISBN-13: 9780309091251

Pub. Date: 06/29/2004

Publisher: National Academies Press

The United States is rapidly transforming into one of the most racially and ethnically diverse nations in the world. Groups commonly referred to as minorities--including Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, African Americans, Hispanics, American Indians, and Alaska Natives--are the fastest growing segments of the population and emerging as the nation's majority.

Overview

The United States is rapidly transforming into one of the most racially and ethnically diverse nations in the world. Groups commonly referred to as minorities--including Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, African Americans, Hispanics, American Indians, and Alaska Natives--are the fastest growing segments of the population and emerging as the nation's majority. Despite the rapid growth of racial and ethnic minority groups, their representation among the nation’s health professionals has grown only modestly in the past 25 years. This alarming disparity has prompted the recent creation of initiatives to increase diversity in health professions.

In the Nation's Compelling Interest considers the benefits of greater racial and ethnic diversity, and identifies institutional and policy-level mechanisms to garner broad support among health professions leaders, community members, and other key stakeholders to implement these strategies. Assessing the potential benefits of greater racial and ethnic diversity among health professionals will improve the access to and quality of healthcare for all Americans.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780309091251
Publisher:
National Academies Press
Publication date:
06/29/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Executive Summary1
1Introduction23
2Reconceptualizing Admissions Policies and Practices55
3Costs and Financing of Health Professions Education88
4Accreditation and Diversity in Health Professions127
5Transforming the Institutional Climate to Enhance Diversity In Health Professions143
6Community Benefit as a Tool for Institutional Reform178
7Mechanisms to Garner Support for Institutional and Policy-level Diversity Initiatives203
Appendixes
AData Sources and Methods213
BCommittee and Staff Biographies220
Commissioned Papers
AIncreasing Diversity in the Health Professions: A Look at Best Practices in Admissions233
BThe Role of Public Financing in Improving Diversity in the Health Professions273
CThe Role of Accreditation in Increasing Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Health Professions317
DDiversity Considerations in Health Professions Education345
Index391

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