Make a Pledge
Practitioners for Healthcare Comity
Publicly commit to improving healthcare comity
Our mission is to form a coalition of healthcare practitioners from every discipline and specialty who agree to publicly commit to improving the health status of marginalized groups by embracing the basic principles of comity.
Our promise is to make a lifelong commitment to not only addressing anti-black sentiment in the clinical setting but to improving two-way communication and building trust with our black patients while also addressing anti-black sentiment within our workplaces if indicated.
Our pledge is to practice healthcare comity which involves recognizing our differences while focusing on our shared interests to solve mutual problems in the healthcare setting. We pledge to make it a priority to learn from our patients what their goals are for treatment and to learn the appropriate language skills to always make them feel heard.
3 A's of the Comity
Phase 1: Awareness
Phase 2: Action
Phase 3: Advance
- We are purely a grassroots organization made up of like-minded individuals who are ready to change healthcare from within. We have no relationships financial or otherwise with any other organizations at this time.
- We fully recognize that every participant is a busy professional who is likely balancing their home life, work life, personal health and wellness. In this regard, we will remain supportive and helpful to each other to accomplish our overall mission. This is a marathon, and we are committed to helping you prepare to run.
- We promise to always show mutual respect to each other even in disagreement and acknowledge a ZERO TOLERANCE policy for harassment or bullying or any kind. Membership will be revoked if this policy is violated. As resources become more available, we will expand our digital presence.
- While we are focused on Anti-Black Sentiment at this time, we fully recognize that many of the challenges experienced by those in the black community are similar to the challenges experienced by other marginalized groups. We hope to develop a solid framework that transitions overtime to be helpful for all marginalized groups who face discrimination within our profession.