Supporting Students of Diversity

NAAHP is committed to supporting advisors working with students from all backgrounds as they prepare for careers in the health professions. These resources provide up to date information about work being done to support students from diverse backgrounds within the health professions.

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Visit the NAAHP Committee on Diversity and Inclusion page to learn more about NAAHP's initiatives to promote diversity.

Unconscious Bias Workshop 2021

Black Lives Matter


On Diversity

"The Sullivan Commission on Diversity in the Health care Workforce finds that African Americans, Hispanics, American Indians, and certain segments of the nation's Asian/Pacific Islander population are not present in significant numbers. Rather, they are missing! While some outstanding physicians, dentists, and nurses are minorities, access to a health professions career remains largely separate and unequal.

We call upon leaders in the public and private sectors in our country, including key stakeholders in the health and education systems, to act on these recommendations and to solve this crisis by utilizing the strategy of inclusion in crafting solutions. It is time to correct the imbalance in our health professions. If we fail to do so, we risk catastrophe in view of the rapid demographic changes occurring in our society. We must work hard and we must dream again!"


— Louis Sullivan, MD
Chair, Sullivan Commission on Diversity in the Healthcare Workforce
September 2004