Leaders: Julie M. Linton, MD, FAAP & Lochrane Grant, MD, FAAP
Visiting Professor: Rhea Boyd, MD, MPH, FAAP
Abstract: Our advocacy program offers a robust curriculum, yet our trainees often lack deep community partnership experiences. We want our curriculum to address racial equity more directly. This Visiting Professorship will expand trainee exposure to a community partnership, exemplified through a relationship with a local dance company to demonstrate the power of the arts as a catalyst for conversations around racial healing. Faculty development activities will include equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) focused leadership training towards creating an advanced advocacy elective.
Goals & Objectives
To increase efforts across Prisma Health and the University of South Carolina
School of Medicine Greenville (UofSCSOMG) to advance racial equity through enhanced
community partnerships, strengthened advocacy training, & focused faculty development
- Develop common language amongst trainees, leadership, faculty, and community partners to facilitate conversations around EDI.
- Critically examine historical, structural, and sociological factors contributing to the preschool to prison pipeline.
- Engage new and expand existing community partnerships in exploring racial inequities in health and education; identify opportunities for collaboration to address barriers to care and resources.
- Strengthen faculty and trainee leadership and advocacy skills using an equity lens to enhance the impact of advocacy and QI projects.
- Develop strategies to support successful recruitment, support, and retention of trainees who identify as under-represented minorities in medicine as critical factors in advancing racial equity and improving health outcomes in children.