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Diversity and Inclusion Resources

Presidential Task Force on Member Equity

In the summer of 2020, AUGS convened a diverse group to discuss how best to address member equity within AUGS, which resulted in the position statement and action plan below and the creation of a permanent DEI Committee.

Thank you to the members of the task force for their excellent work: 

Gina Northington, MD - Chair
Marian Acevedo Alvarez, MD
Tirsit Asfaw, MD, FACOG
Oluwateniola (Teni) Brown, MD
Cassandra Carberry, MD
Charelle Carter-Brooks, MD, MSc
Karolynn Echols, MD 

Anne Hardart, MD
Kristin Hung, MD
Alex Soriano, MD
Neha Sudol, MD
G. Bernard Taylor, MD, FACOG
Marcella Willis-Gray, MD 

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.

Read the full position statement. 

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.

Read the full action plan

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. 

Read the full statement.

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.

Read the full statement

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.

Read the full statement.

President's Perspective Messages on Racial Equity