Radiology Health Equity Coalition to Address Health Care Disparities

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Eight major radiology organizations are collaborating in the formation of a Radiology Health Equity Coalition to positively impact healthcare equity in the radiology arena and beyond. While disparities and inequities in healthcare have been evident for many years, the COVID-19 pandemic has magnified the disproportionate numbers of people of color and rural residents in the United States affected by barriers to care.

The coalition, convened by the American College of Radiology®, includes the American Board of Radiology, Radiology Section Council of the American Medical Association, Association of University Radiologists, Section on Radiology and Radiation Oncology for the National Medical Association, Radiological Society of North America, Society of Chairs of Academic Radiology Departments, and Society of Interventional Radiology, with specialty and state radiology organizations already joining the initiative.

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