Philanthropic Initiative Supports Collaborative Academic Family Medicine Anti-Racism Learning Project
CHICAGO, November 16, 2021–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Adtalem Foundation for Global Education announced a two-year strategic partnership with the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (“STFM”), a national community of academic leaders committed to developing an accomplished family medicine workforce ready to serve as the foundation of the American health care system.
With a commitment of $180,750 over two years, the Adtalem Global Education Foundation will be the primary philanthropic partner of STFM’s Academic Family Medicine Antiracism Learning Collaborative, a project aimed at:
Empower and educate faculty to identify racist structures and behaviors within their academic institutions and become leaders of change
Promote the alliance
Disseminate effective change strategies
“Adtalem is committed to addressing inequalities and fostering civic engagement across the healthcare sector,” said Stephen Beard, President and CEO of Adtalem Global Education. “This partnership between the Adtalem Global Education Foundation and STFM strategically aligns with this commitment. Supporting and participating in this national collaboration will help industry leaders and changemakers, including our own faculty, identify new approaches to address structural racism in medicine and improve health outcomes and equity by reducing disparities”.
“We are grateful to have the Adtalem Global Education Foundation as a philanthropic partner in this initiative,” said Judy Washington, MD, President of the STFM Foundation. “We hope this is the start of an ongoing relationship to advance racial equity in medical education.”
The Adtalem Global Education Foundation grant will help support a 20-month study where up to 20 selected pairs will attend in-person and virtual training sessions while refining and implementing projects aimed at reducing racism in the workplace. within their respective institutions. Pairs will include a faculty member from a family medicine department or residency program and an ally from the same program, institution, or health system. Pairs will be assigned mentors who will provide guidance and expertise.
“The project fills critical gaps in efforts currently being implemented at academic institutions,” said Tricia Elliott, MD, chair of STFM’s Anti-Racism Task Force. “The dyad structure both fosters alliance and empowers and educates participants so they can be role models and advocates for anti-racism and become leaders of change.”
Institutions of Adtalem, American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Chamberlain University, Ross University School of Medicine, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, and the University Walden, collectively contribute to expanding access to education for a wide range of students. As the Adtalem Global Education Foundation partners with STFM to support the collaboration, their combined efforts will promote racial equity and help address the prevalence of racism in academic family medicine.
For more information on the STFM’s Anti-Racism Family Medicine University Learning Collaborative, visit https://stfm.org/news/2021news/10_11_21-call-for-applications-for-antiracism-learning-collaborative.
About the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine
Founded in 1967, the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) is a national community of academic leaders committed to developing an accomplished family medicine workforce ready to serve as the foundation of America’s health care system. Members include physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, behavioral health specialists, researchers, nurses and other health professionals, health system executives, administrators, fellows, residents, students, and others involved in the training of family physicians. Follow STFM on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and instagramor visit stfm.org for more information.
About the Adtalem Global Education Foundation
Founded in 2010, the Adtalem Global Education Foundation is organized to support charitable, educational and research purposes. The only member of the Foundation is Adtalem Global Education. The Foundation’s activities reflect commitment to the following strategic areas: investing to expand access to education, jobs and careers; support the development of the communities where we live and work; and combating inequalities and encouraging civic engagement. Visit Adtalem Foundation for Global Education for more information or to apply for funding.
About Adtalem Global Education
Adtalem Global Education (NYSE: ATGE), a leading workforce solutions provider, partners with organizations in the healthcare and financial services industries to address critical workforce needs works by expanding access to education, certifications and development programs at scale. With a focus on delivering strong outcomes that increase workforce readiness, Adtalem empowers a diverse learner population to achieve their goals and make inspiring contributions to the global community. Adtalem is the parent organization of ACAMS, American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Becker Professional Education, Chamberlain University, EduPristine, OnCourse Learning, School of Medicine from Ross University, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and Walden University. Adtalem has over 10,000 employees, a network of over 275,000 alumni and serves over 82,000 members in 200 countries and territories. Adtalem was named one of America’s Most Responsible Companies 2021 by Newsweek and one of America’s Best Diversity Employers 2021 by Forbes. Follow Adtalem on Twitter (@adtalemglobal), LinkedIn or visit adtalem.com for more information.
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