Friday, March 23, 2012

Top Medical School and Hospital INCLUDE "Check all that apply"!

Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital's Division of Preventive Medicine are seeking participants for a large-scale medical research study.  The questionnaire very clearly asks:

 "How would you describe your race (check all that apply)?" with the following categories:
-American Indian/Alaska Native
-Black or African American
-Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander

And a separate question: How would you describe your ethnic group?
-Hispanic or Latino
-Not Hispanic or Latino

THANK YOU to Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital for doing the right thing for the multiracial community and our patients. The form clearly sends the message that self-identification is important, as is also knowing the entire racial and ethnic of multiracial patients in the medical community.

1 comment:

  1. Nice to know that higher education got it right. Bravo! And, of course, thank YOU, Project RACE, for the continuing efforts in a world that all-too-often doesn't seem to care.