Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
Insights from the AMA's First Chief Health Equity Officer
Members of the AAHPM Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee recently interviewed Aletha Maybank, MD MPH, the first chief health equity officer of the American Medical Association (AMA). In her new role, Maybank is launching the AMA's Center for Health Equity, which will work to embed health equity across the organization so it becomes part of the AMA's practice, process, action, innovation, and organizational performance and outcomes. She also is tasked with building organizational capacity to elevate the importance of and sustain the organization's health equity efforts.