Posts Tagged: inclusion

Book Drive to Boost Health Literacy

The North Shore-LIJ Health System is celebrating Health Literacy Month with a system-wide book drive. The reason is simple: Reading ability is the strongest predictor of a person’s health care status–more than age, income, employment status or race. Low literacy is linked to poor health outcomes like higher rates of hospitalization and less frequent use… Read more »

Diversity in Biomedical Science

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently appointed Hannah Valantine, MD, as chief officer for scientific workforce diversity. This new position was created not only to focus on increasing diversity in biomedical science by expanding recruitment and retention, but also to promote inclusiveness and equity throughout the field. Dr. Valantine’s appointment is important, because traditional… Read more »