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Over the last few months, we have all seen the worsening of health disparities. While these disparities are being brought to light because of COVID, the systems-level and structural inequities far preceded the pandemic. The need for collective work to re-align our training institutions to meet the needs of society, toward a more just and equitable healthcare system for all, is an utmost priority. In this social mission COVID newsletter, during both Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage and Mental Health Awareness Month and National Nurses Week, we seek to feature inspiring responses to the inequities, vitriol, and fear surrounding COVID and to ensure that we continually advance social mission for the betterment of our communities.
The Beyond Flexner Alliance also wants to take this opportunity to highlight valuable resources for the emotional and spiritual health of all of our colleagues who are working in these unprecedented times. It has been a humbling experience for all of us, and we send our sincerest condolences to each and every one of you who has lost family or friends. May we continue to grow stronger as a social mission community and get through this together.
“We cannot become what we want by remaining what we are.” - Octavia Butler