Health Equity Resources
Explore resources to help achieve equity in your practice.
2023 Lung Screening Day - Register Now
22 May 2023
Registration Open - On Saturday, November 11,2023 join the American Cancer Society, National Lung Cancer Roundtable (NLCRT), the American College of Radiology® (ACR®) and the Radiology Healthy Equity Coalition (RHEC) and participate in the second annual National Lung Cancer Screening Day.
APDR Healthcare Disparities Curriculum
17 May 2023
The goal of this sustainable, accessible curriculum is to provide radiologists and trainees with educational tools so that they can better understand and address health care disparities.
Breaking Imaging Barriers Webinar Series
10 May 2023
Watch now on demand: This five-part webinar series delivers practical, actionable tools to improve imaging health equity.
Race Correction and the X-Ray Machine — The Controversy over Increased Radiation Doses for Black Americans in 1968
20 January 2023
On May 23, 1968, Howard Goldman, director of the New York Bureau of X-Ray Technology, acknowledged that x-ray technicians routinely exposed Black patients to doses of radiation that were higher than those White patients received.
Invited Commentary: From Unacceptable to Intolerable
20 January 2023
In an address to the Medical Committee for Human Rights on March 25, 1966, Dr Martin Luther King, Jr, stated the following: “Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health is the most shocking and inhumane.”
How We Got Here: The Legacy of Anti-Black Discrimination in Radiology
20 January 2023
Current disparities in the access to diagnostic imaging for Black patients and the underrepresentation of Black physicians in radiology, relative to their representation in the general U.S. population, reflect contemporary consequences of historical anti-Black discrimination.
The Tunnel of Truth Podcast
09 November 2022
Storytelling creates connection and builds mutual understanding. In the Tunnel of Truth podcast, Dr. Rachel Gerson joins physicians of diverse backgrounds as they reveal their personal experiences, challenges and triumphs along their professional journey in Radiology and as they reflect on the implications of these experiences for patients and the profession.
Addressing Gaps in Research to Reduce Disparities and Advance Health Equity
19 October 2022
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) recently issued a report and taxonomy to assist the USPSTF in classifying and prioritizing the evidence gaps articulated for insufficient evidence statements and other critical prevention evidence gaps.
Study Finds Racial Disparities in Access to New Mammography Technology
13 October 2022
Among the Medicare population from 2005 to 2020, Black women had less access to new mammography technology compared with white women, even when getting their mammograms at the same institution, according to a study of over 4 million claims published in Radiology.
ACR Bulletin - August 2022 - Health Equity Edition
28 July 2022
Special Health Equity Edition of the ACR Bulletin, August 2022
NLCRT Summit - Accelerating Uptake of Lung Cancer Screening
22 July 2022
Video interviews and discussion from the July 2022 NLCRT Summit - Accelerating Uptake of Lung Cancer Screening
Breaking Imaging Barriers - Voice of Radiology Blog
22 July 2022
Brent Wagner, MD, MBA, American College of Radiology® member and Radiology Health Equity Coalition Mobilization Team Representative for the American Board of Radiology, where he serves as Executive Director, contributed this piece.
Webinar Series Breaking Imaging Barriers
14 July 2022
Webinar Series: Breaking Imaging Barriers - A Collaborative Approach to Advancing Health Equity in Medical Imaging
Diversifying Clinical Research to Improve Health Equity
07 June 2022
Improving representation in clinical research can be done through a recruitment strategy that includes direct outreach to facilities in underserved communities.
Lack of Equitable Representation in Clinical Trials Compounds Disparities in Health
01 June 2022
A new congressionally mandated report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine calls for urgent actions by federal agencies, Congress, journals, and others to improve the representation of racial and ethnic minority groups and other underrepresented populations in clinical trials and research.