Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Medical Community With Danielle Jones

Danielle Jones is the Director of Diversity and Health Equity at the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). AAFP is a national membership organization that represents family doctors. It helps promote, support, and advance patient and community health.

Danielle is a diversity, equity, and inclusion professional with skills in policy development and evaluation, strategic planning, public speaking, and project management and training. She possesses a track record of managing complex cross-functional projects in various environments. Danielle Jones holds a Ph.D. in Health Policy & Management from the University of Kansas Medical Center and a Master’s of Public Health from the University of West Florida.

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Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • Danielle Jones explains what the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) is and talks about her role in the organization
  • How the AAFP promotes diversity and inclusion through The EveryONE Project
  • Where to get information about The EveryONE Project
  • The feedback that the AAFP has received from healthcare providers
  • Danielle’s advice on how to make diversity in the medical field a priority

In this episode…

The medical field has a diverse workforce in terms of gender, race, sexual orientation, ethnicity, and geographical distribution. It also provides healthcare services to patients from diverse backgrounds and with different social statuses. Therefore, there is a need to provide as much education and training as possible about diversity and inclusion.

In a bid to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in the medical community, the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) advocates for healthy policies all over the country. They help support healthy lifestyles by providing education and practice tools to both healthcare practitioners and local communities. They also promote interdisciplinary collaboration and organize events to provide better medical education to the community.

In this episode of the Patient Partner Innovation Community podcast, Desiree Bradley is joined by Danielle Jones, the Director of Diversity and Health Equity at the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), to talk about the organization’s work in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the medical community. They also discuss AAFP’s EveryONE Project, FMX event, and the EveryONE Project Neighborhood Navigator tool.

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