Tracking Author Demographics To Increase Equitable Participation – Health Affairs – DC Initiative on Racial Equity
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It has been almost a year since we outlined our strategy to dismantle racism and increase racial equity in scholarly publishing of health services research.

Since then, we have developed a Health Equity Advisory Committee to assist us in our efforts, conducted our first analysis to assess the journal’s publication rate for articles on racial equity, and launched our Health Equity Fellowship for Trainees program to support the next generation of health equity researchers who belong to a historically marginalized racial and ethnic group (e.g., American Indian, African American/Black, Asian American, and Hispanic/Latino/Latina) .

Although this past year for Health Affairs has been filled with milestones to promote racial equity, we are seeking to reverse centuries of racism and racial biases that retain power for certain populations at the cost of disadvantaging and diminishing the power of others. As a journal that aims to increase equity through “equit


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