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Ethics and Health Disparities

Increasing trust and decreasing health disparities

The AMA's Ethics Standards Group is committed to helping eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities. We focus on academic research and training programs to help increase awareness and improve understanding of issues related to ethics and health disparities, as well as providing resources for others working on these issues.

Eliminating Health Disparities

Patient-centered communication
Ethical Force Program® initiative to develop tools for assessment and learning

Focus area: trust
A physician's professional responsibility, patient trust, and racial/ethnic disparities in healthcare.

Race, trust speakers kit
Race, trust, and tuskegee: Professional ethics, broken trust and health disparities

Trust and disparities teaching resources
Films, books and articles to be used for teaching about ethics and health disparities.

What you can do
Ways you can take action to address health disparities.