We recognize racism as a public and women’s healthcare emergency. Recent events have sharpened public focus on systemic racial injustice. People of color suffer from the COVID-19 pandemic at disproportionate rates. Black and Brown persons face threats to their lives and physical safety as they go about daily activities. Black women experience maternal mortality and morbidity at three to four times the rates of white women. We know these realities impact our patients and staff on deep personal levels.
We are committed to eliminating racial disparities in women’s health outcomes by advocating for our patients in the public sphere, continually improving our clinical practices, and examining our own biases and prejudices.