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Endocrine Society Sends Letter to Ways and Means Committee About Racial Bias in Clinical Tools

December 09, 2020

To The Honorable Richard E. Neal, Chairman, Committee on Ways and Means:

“On behalf of the Endocrine Society, thank you for your attention to the issue of racial health equity and for contacting us regarding your concern about racial bias in clinical tools. Founded in 1916, the Endocrine Society is the world’s oldest, largest, and most active organization devoted to research on hormones and the clinical practice of endocrinology. The Society’s membership of over 18,000 includes experts in all research and clinical aspects of hormone health, including osteoporosis and bone health. Like you, we are deeply disturbed about racial inequities in medicine and believe medical societies like ours must take a clear stand not only against misuse of race and ethnicity in screening, but also for increasing diversity among the medical and research workforce and in clinical trial participation and for improving access to care. During the past year, we have prioritized our efforts to address and raise awareness about racial and ethnic inequities in health care so we can improve outcomes in minority populations. Below please see our answers to the questions you shared with us."

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