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Diversity and Inclusion Resources

Celebrating Black History Month

Join AUGS in celebration of Black History Month! We invite you to acknowledge and celebrate yourself or a colleague who has made a meaningful impact within your organization or community. Whether it's a professional achievement, a personal milestone, or a moment of inspiration, we want to hear and share your story so that it may uplift and empower others.

How to Participate:

  1. Nominate Yourself or a Colleague: Send us a brief description of the achievement or contribution you'd like to celebrate. It could be related to work accomplishments, community involvement, or personal growth.
  2. Share a Picture: Enhance your nomination by including a picture that represents the essence of your achievement or the person you're celebrating.
  3. Share Your Story: If you're comfortable, provide some context or a personal reflection on why this achievement is significant to you or your colleague.
  4. Spread the Inspiration: We'll feature submissions throughout the month on our social media platforms, showcasing the diversity of talent and experiences within our AUGS members.

Submit your nominations to We look forward to highlighting and celebrating the outstanding accomplishments of our members during Black History Month!


AUGS Diversity and Inclusion Position Statement (March 2021)

AUGS values and embraces diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice for our members and the patients we serve. We recognize that our commitment to these values requires continuous and intentional engagement, learning, and action. 

AUGS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Action Plan (March 2021)

Our multi‐year plan, will focus on the following areas: leadership and engagement; knowledge and education; research; recognition; and advocacy.

Joint Statement - Collective Action Addressing Racism: Acknowledging Betsey, Lucy, and Anarcha (February 2021)

Our organizations, which comprise leading professional organizations in health care, officially designate February 28 and March 1—the dates that bridge Black History and Women’s History months—for the formal acknowledgement of Betsey, Lucy, and Anarcha, the three enslaved Black women whose exploitation led to foundational advances in the field of obstetrics and gynecology that benefit millions of patients today. 

Joint Statement - Obstetrics and Gynecology: Collective Action Addressing Racism (August 2020)

As our nation confronts systemic racism and consequences of persistent inequities and disparate outcomes in health care, our organizations—which include the leading professional organizations in the fields of obstetrics and gynecology—are committed to changing the culture of medicine, eliminating racism and racial inequities that lead to disparate health outcomes, and promoting equity in women’s health and health care. Our commitment to a better future requires an honest examination of the past and the present.

AAMC Statement on Executive Order on Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping (September 2020)

AUGS stands in agreement with the recent AAMC statement on Executive Order on Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping.