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Healthcare Inequity Demographics

Health inequities are systematic differences in the opportunities groups have to achieve optimal health,
leading to unfair and avoidable differences in health outcomes.

Our health care system continues to be prove due to conscious
and unconscious biases, resources are not allocated
fairly among races, sexes, or social classes, ethnicity, gender, religion and more. These biases expose people in our society
to unfair treatment in healthcare and results in avoidable suffering or mortality.


Who is Dr. Augustus A. White III?

The Augustus A. White III Institute is based and inspired by the life and experiences of world-renowned orthopedic surgeon and medical educator Dr. Augustus A. White. The Institute is dedicated to his mission to achieve quality healthcare services to everyone regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, marital status and/or sexual orientation.

A Visionary Leader & Inspiration

Dr. White is the Ellen and Melvin Gordon Distinguished Professor of Medical Education and Professor Emeritus of Orthopedics at Harvard University Medical School. A widely published authority on spinal surgery and the biomechanics of the spine, Dr. White is also a leading national voice on the need for equitable healthcare. Throughout his career, Dr. White has committed himself to issues of diversity, and is nationally recognized for his work addressing health care disparities

Stanford Medial School

Student, Student Body President, and Graduate of Stanford Medical School.


Yale Medical Center

Surgical Resident at Yale Medical Center.


Yale University

Professor of Surgery at Yale University


Harvard Teaching Hospital &
Beth Isreal Hospital

Department Chief at a Harvard Teaching Hospital: Orthopedic Surgery at Beth Israel Hospital, where he founded the academic orthopedic program (BIDMC).

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Covid 19 Vaccine
Access for Boston's Most Vulnerable

Five new COVID-19 vaccination sites have opened in neighborhoods disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. COVID-19 has disproportionately affected Black and Latinx communities. Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that Black and Latinx patients are nearly 3 times more likely to die of and about 4 times more likely to be hospitalized with COVID-19 than white, non-Hispanic patients.

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