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Diversity and Inclusion

The California Medical Association (CMA) has long believed that diversity and inclusion strengthens the health of our profession and California’s communities.

To that end, CMA launched a Diversity and Inclusion Technical Advisory Committee (D&I TAC) in 2014 to usher in a new generation of policies and initiatives focused on:

  • Developing resources and programs that demonstrate why diversity and inclusion is a business imperative.
  • Implementing policies and practices that make diversity and inclusion goals a permanent strategic focus.
  • Designing a strategic plan to achieve diversity and inclusion within CMA, including the Board of Trustees, component medical societies, CMA staff and leadership.
  • Supporting efforts to achieve diversity and inclusion within the physician workforce and in California medical schools.

The D&I TAC will present research at the July 2018 Board of Trustees meeting highlighting the benefits of diversity and inclusion efforts towards clinical outcomes and demonstrating why it is a business imperative, as well as recommendations for new CMA policy and procedures and joint engagement between NEPO and EMOS.

TAC members include: Donaldo Hernandez, M.D., chairs the D&I TAC and is joined by C. Freeman, M.D.; Dexter Louie, M.D.; Margaret Juarez, M.D.; Rafael Silva, M.D.; Vito Imbasciani, M.D.; Andrea Rudominer, M.D.; and resident Pooja Desai and medical student Allen Rodriguez.

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