Our Rochester community is home to one of the most prestigious medical institutions in the world. Many community members work in the medical and healthcare industry at the Mayo Clinic, Olmsted Medical Centers, and beyond.
There has been a growing movement in medical schools and healthcare institutions across the country that is making important connections between persistent health disparities, public health, reproductive justice and the Black Lives Matter movement.
Below are links to information about White Coats for Black Lives and other resources supporting racial justice dialogue and action in the medical and healthcare industry.
The Beloved Community: Martin Luther King's Prescription for a Healthy Society (The Huffington Post)
Black Hospital Patients Given the Cold Shoulder in Disturbing New Study (The Huffington Post)
White Coats for Black Lives Chapters in Minnesota
- Mayo Medical School, Rochester, MN
- University of Minnesota Medical School
List coming soon. Please stay tuned!
"As a health care organization, our mission is to save lives, to heal the sick, to make the world a better place. How do we respond after another week of tragedies and deeper divisions? I believe we respond by doing what we do best — bringing healing and compassion to our patients, to each other and to our communities. We respond by opening our arms wide in inclusion, respect and trust." ~John Noseworthy, M.D., President and CEO, Mayo Clinic