Dr. Heather Sojourner Appointed to AAFP Commission on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusiveness in Family Medicine
Congratulations to Dr. Heather Sojourner for her appointment to the newly formed AAFP Commission on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusiveness in Family Medicine (CDEI-FM)!
This commission will apply diversity, equity, inclusiveness and antiracism lenses to inform and guide the Academy’s recommendations, policies and work addressing disparities in care, health and the workforce, and the commission will be led by Board Chair Ada Stewart, M.D., of Columbia, S.C. The commission will kick off June 4, 2022, with a meeting in Kansas City, Mo.
“Our Academy represents family physicians from all backgrounds and stages in our careers,” said Stewart. “It is important that our policies and work are reflective of our members and the communities that we proudly serve. I am excited to lead the new Commission on Diversity, Equity and Inclusiveness in Family Medicine. Our commission will bring together a diverse group of students, physicians and other key stakeholders to ensure that DEI is the foundation upon which our Academy and its work is built.”
UAFP will be working with Dr. Sojourner to share updates and information about the work she and the other members of the committee will be involved in over the next three years. UAFP is proud and excited to have one of our members such an integral part of this critical work!