The physicians, leadership team, and staff of Atlanta Allergy & Asthma stand with our national organization, the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology and their statement on racial injustice and the disparities it causes in the healthcare arena. The tragic events of the past several weeks have saddened us, but it has renewed our commitment to not only seek diversity and inclusion in our own workplace but to root out racism and injustice wherever it may live.
As physicians, we are charged by our oath “Do no harm” and we are dedicated to the preservation of human life regardless of color, creed, sex, or sexual orientation. But this is no longer enough. We must listen, learn, educate and ACT so that we can be a part of the solution to end systemic racism and racial disparities in our city, country, and world.
As a practice, we pledge to continue to develop resources to help us engage in productive conversation and meaningful action. The process is not easy, but it is essential.Read the full statement from American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (ACAAI) here.