Charge to the Task Force to Address Racism

Throughout our nation’s history, racism has been a part of the foundation of every institution in society, allowing a culture that perpetuates inequity to thrive. This culture has traditionally discriminated against and targeted Black, Indigenous, and other people of color, leading to disparities in health and health care, educational resources, wealth, and other social determinants that affect decisions and outcomes.

Over the past year, Americans across the nation have engaged in conversations about racism with increased urgency. Here at Mount Sinai, we are passionately committed to continuing that dialogue and to furthering and accelerating meaningful action to ameliorate structural and systemic racism in order to advance equity in our organization and for those we serve.

Dr. Davis and Dr. Charney created the Mount Sinai Health System Task Force to Address Racism on June 17, 2020. The Task Force was led by Dr. Butts and charged to: Evaluate, investigate, and engage in meaningful and sustained action and dialogue; and report back to leadership with specific recommendations that move the system forward to ensure a more fair, just, anti-racist, and equitable community for its staff, patients, and students.