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Promotion of Health Equity Through Graduate Medical Education in Critical Race Theory for Washington Physicians

The WSMA acknowledges that physicians and health care professionals wield power, privilege, and responsibility for dismantling structural racism in medicine and have an obligation and opportunity to contribute to health equity through legislative action and advocacy. (Res C-18, A-19)

The WSMA acknowledges that the disparate health outcomes of black Americans in the United States can be seen as an extension of a historical context where non-white, and specifically black, lives have been devalued. (Res C-18, A-19)

The WSMA support a professional education program for its members on critical race theory in medicine with special attention to four key areas: 1. learning, understanding, and accepting America's racist roots; 2. understanding how racism shapes the disparities narrative; 3. defining and naming racism; and 4. recognition of racism, and not just race. (Res C-18, A-19)

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Abbreviations for House of Delegates report origination:

EC – Executive Committee; BT – Board of Trustees; CPA – Council on Professional Affairs; JC – Judicial Council; CHS – Community and Health Services

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