Welcome back to Second Opinion. In this edition, we’ll be taking the first of what will be many hard looks at inequity within healthcare and the life sciences industry.
The last ten years have borne a long-awaited recognition that our societies are plagued by historical biases in almost every system from education to urban planning – and unfortunately healthcare is no exception.
We’ve discussed elements of this in the past, most notably in the concept of Social Determinants of Health, but it’s become increasingly clear that this needs to be explored in far greater detail and shared within our industry. As such, our goal is to start a discussion about what inequities exist, where we can tackle them, and how we can start today.
To kick this off, and to align with International Women’s Day, we’re going to explore the role that gender biases play in the healthcare and life sciences industries.
Furthermore, next month we’re set to release an in-depth documentary, featuring interviews with experts from across the industry working tirelessly to support equity in care innovation and delivery for women.