“The AMA strongly condemns xenophobic and race-based scapegoating against Asians and Pacific Islanders in America and against Asian-presenting people.
The AMA urges individuals and organizations within health care to denounce xenophobia and racism—interpersonal and structural—as both are root causes of ongoing health inequities.
We also urge physicians, and the organizational bodies that represent them, to adopt a health equity lens in public health and clinical settings, particularly in the face of great health care system strain.
For more information, please visit the AMA’s Health Equity Resource Center for COVID-19.
In 2019, the AMA established a Center for Health Equity that is working to achieve optimal health for all.