Road Map for Action Bulletins
Mount Sinai is committed to becoming an anti-racist institution, but for real change to take place, the entire community must be involved and engaged in this work. Every Thursday, the Road Map for Action Bulletin—authored by Angela Diaz, MD, PhD, MPH, the Jean C. and James W. Crystal Professor of Adolescent Health, and Director of the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center, and Shawn Lee, Associate Director of Operations for the Central Billing Office—brings updates on this work and information on how to get involved. Archived editions of the Bulletin are linked below.
The Road Map for Action Conversations Toolkit has additional resources to stimulate dialogue around this work throughout our health system.
- Thursday, October 7, 2021
Road Map Bulletin 6: Bulletin Flyers and a Deep Dive into Strategy #3
The focus—of these Bulletins and our anti-racist efforts overall—is building a community that actively opposes structural and individual racism and works to eliminate inequity in all its forms. Community engagement is also the explicit focus of the next Road Map strategy that we want to highlight, Strategy Three: Enhance community partnerships and accountability.
- Thursday, September 30, 2021
Road Map Bulletin 6: Mount Sinai’s Policy on Dealing With Racist Behavior from Patients and Guests
This week, we discuss individual racism and how Mount Sinai handles interactions with patients and guests exhibiting racist behavior. For team members of color, these types of interactions are—sadly—nothing new. To help address it, Mount Sinai recently instituted a new policy to guide employees during these interactions, with a focus on stopping the harmful behavior and supporting our colleagues in both clinical and nonclinical settings.
- Thursday, September 23, 2021
Road Map Bulletin 5: Recognizing Our Colleagues’ Great Work and Exploring the History of Slavery in New York
This weekend, Modern Healthcare announced that our colleague Ann-Gel Palermo, DrPH, MPH, Senior Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Chief of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Education and Research for the Mount Sinai Health System, has been named to the 2021 class of Top Diversity Leaders. This great news comes on the heels of two of our diversity councils receiving national recognition from the Global ERG Network.
- Thursday, September 16, 2021
Road Map for Action Bulletin 4: A Deep Dive Into Strategy Two
Today, we are excited to spotlight the second Road Map for Action strategy: Unify and integrate clinical practices. Advocate for payment and regulatory mechanisms that would allow for the full integration and unification of clinical practices regardless of insurance status.
- Thursday, September 9, 2021
Road Map for Action Bulletin 3: Learning about the Racist History of New York’s State Parkways
We want to look at some seemingly benign, everyday structures to provide some context and a better understanding for how structural racism is embedded throughout our world in subtle, but pervasive, ways. For example, the roads to, from, and through our city and region.
- Thursday, September 2, 2021
Road Map for Action Bulletin 2: A Deep Dive Into Strategy One
This week, we’re highlighting the first strategy in the Road Map for Action: Developing an equity scorecard to measure performance in order to identify where we are meeting with success and where more, or different, efforts are needed. First and foremost, equity has been elevated to a core value of Mount Sinai.
- Thursday, August 26, 2021
Road Map for Action Bulletin 1: What We’re Doing and How We Got Here
Each week, we will provide information on the work being done, share updates and insights on the 11 Road Map Strategies, and highlight upcoming events, initiatives, and ways for everyone to get involved. Our goals with this newsletter are to provide updates on the progress and context for why Mount Sinai is working to become an anti-racist institution, and to help create a space for honest and constructive dialogue.
- Thursday, August 19, 2021
Road Map for Action Bulletin and 11 Strategy Leads
We are launching a new newsletter on our efforts to become an anti-racist institution. Transparency, accountability, and community involvement are critical to this necessary and important work—and we hope this newsletter will keep everyone informed and involved as we continue putting the 11 Road Map strategies into action.