American Hospital Association and the ABIM Foundation Join as Sponsors of Health Equity Summit

The Hastings Center, a global leader in health ethics, today announced that the American Hospital Association and the ABIM Foundation joined as sponsors of a two-day health equity summit, “Righting the Wrongs: Tackling Health Equity.” The AHA and ABIM Foundation join the American Medical Association and the American Nurses Association as sponsors of the summit.

The virtual event, convened by the Hasting Center and the Association of American Medical Colleges’ Center for Health Justice, will take place on Jan. 19 and 20, 2022 and feature:

  • Isabel Wilkerson, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and author of the best-selling book Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents.
  • David Williams, an internationally recognized scientist whose TED Talk entitled, “How Racism Makes Us Sick” has been viewed over 1 million times.
  • Daniel Dawes, a leader in the movement to advance health equity and a key figure in shaping the Mental Health Parity Act and the Affordable Care Act.
  • Richard Rothstein, author of The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America.

Day 1 will focus on decisions that have led to major inequities in health today.  It will be designed for the general public, and health professionals, researchers, and policymakers.

Day 2 will offer examples of promising strategies that health care leaders and practicing clinicians can employ to address inequities through policy, clinical care, medical education, research, and community collaborations.

Free registration is open at

The event is made possible by the generous support of Hastings Center Advisory Council members Frank H. Trainer, Jr. and Andrew S. Adelson.


About the American Hospital Association
 The American Hospital Association (AHA) is a not-for-profit association of health care provider organizations and individuals that are committed to the health improvement of their communities. The AHA advocates on behalf of our nearly 5,000 member hospitals, health systems and other health care organizations, our clinician partners – including more than 270,000 affiliated physicians, 2 million nurses and other caregivers – and the 43,000 health care leaders who belong to our professional membership groups. Founded in 1898, the AHA provides insight and education for health care leaders and is a source of information on health care issues and trends. For more information, visit the AHA website at

About the ABIM Foundation
The ABIM Foundation’s mission is to advance medical professionalism to improve the health care system by collaborating with physicians and physician leaders, medical trainees, health care delivery systems, payers, policymakers, consumer organizations and patients to foster a shared understanding of professionalism and how they can adopt the tenets of professionalism in practice. To learn more about the ABIM Foundation, visit, connect on Facebook or follow on Twitter.

About The Hastings Center
The Hastings Center is a global leader in ethics research, and as an independent organization, it pursues society’s most controversial ethical issues at the intersection of health, science, and technology. Hastings research scholars explore pressing, timely issues related to two broad themes: just and compassionate care for people of all ages and wise use of emerging technologies. We are experts at advancing collaborative scholarship that blends ethical analysis with public impact. Hastings offers a trusted nonpartisan platform for stakeholders with diverse perspectives. We leverage these strengths to build forward-focused connections across deep divides, a true rarity in these politically contentious times.

About the AAMC and the AAMC Center for Health Justice
The AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) is a nonprofit association dedicated to transforming health through medical education, health care, medical research, and community collaborations. Its members are all 155 accredited U.S. and 17 accredited Canadian medical schools; approximately 400 teaching hospitals and health systems, including Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers; and more than 70 academic societies. Through these institutions and organizations, the AAMC leads and serves America’s medical schools and teaching hospitals and the millions of individuals employed across academic medicine, including more than 186,000 full-time faculty members, 94,000 medical students, 145,000 resident physicians, and 60,000 graduate students and postdoctoral researchers in the biomedical sciences. Additional information about the AAMC is available at

For more information, please contact:

Mark Cardwell or Susan Gilbert
The Hastings Center
845-424-4040 x244

Sean Barry
American Hospital Association

John Buarotti
Association of American Medical Colleges

Jaime McClennen
ABIM Foundation


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