IAND has developed a Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA) Strategy Team in 2021 led by Shade Ifekoya MS, RD. The committee includes Lea Seals, MSFN, RD, CSP, LD and student member Maya Zairi, Indiana University
The Academy House of Delegates offered training on January 28, 2021 on
Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities and Chronic Disease Issue Brief.
The brief highlights the disproportionate impact of chronic diseases on minority populations.
It also outlines how the social determinants of health have contributed to health disparities among minority populations and provides federal policy recommendations to support diversity in allied health education programs and strengthen our response to racial and ethnic health disparities.
The Academy released the following statement on improving diversity, equality, and inclusion from Academy President Linda Farr on June 2, 2020:
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