Here at Atlanta Center for Reproductive Medicine, we are dedicated to inspiring hope and building families regardless of race or ethnicity. Not only does racism interfere with the ability of individuals to access proper and equal medical care, but it also represents a pervasive barrier to educational, economic, and social success.
The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), a global leader in multidisciplinary reproductive medicine research, ethical practice, and education, shares in these same beliefs and is striving to further address these issues. As part of a continued and unambiguous commitment to diversity and inclusivity, ASRM has established a Task Force to produce tangible recommendations on how to best address the health disparities of non-inclusivity in our field.
We are proud to announce our very own Mikesha Middlebrook, Director of Nursing here at ACRM, has been invited to serve as a member of ASRM's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Task Force!
Mikesha will be serving alongside ten other healthcare professionals on the Task Force to:
- Review ASRM policies that relate to diversity, equity and inclusion and make recommendations for change and implementation, as appropriate.
- Review ASRM policies on health disparities and inclusion in the care of patients; and, ultimately, make related recommendations to ASRM leadership to ensure that ASRM remains on the cutting edge of nationwide diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives.
- Enhance opportunities to increase and support diversity and equity, and the inclusion of underrepresented minority populations in the profession and leadership of reproductive medicine.
Please join us in congratulating Mikesha as she and the rest of the ASRM Task Force work to reduce and eventually eliminate health disparities in access and outcomes to reproductive care.