Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Trauma Surgery Practice

Find resources below regarding Equity, Diversity & Inclusion in Trauma Practice developed by the Equity, Diversity & Inclusion in Trauma Surgery Practice Committee (#EAST4ALL), which has been charged with investigating ways to enhance awareness and provide education regarding the prevalence and character of inequity in the trauma surgery profession. While inequity experienced by patients is also a significant issue, this committee focuses on equity for medical students, surgical trainees and trauma surgeons. To learn more, visit the Equity, Diversity & Inclusion in Trauma Surgery Practice Committee (#EAST4ALL) page and read the article below.

#EAST4All: An Introduction to the EAST Equity, Quality and Inclusion Task Force
Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery: July 2019 - Volume 87 - Issue 1 - p 225–233

Equity on the Frontlines of Trauma Surgery An #EAST4All Roundtable
Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery: January 2021 - Volume 90 - Issue 1 - p 129-136

Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma Statement on Structural Racism, and the Deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor
Annals of Surgery: December 2020 - Volume 272 - Issue 6 - p 911-914
doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000004430

Call to Action on the Categorization of Sex, Gender, Race and Ethnicity in Surgical Research
Journal of the American College of Surgeons:  Open Access - Published May 04, 2021 DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2021.04.025


January 17, 2020 - EAST4ALL Session 
EAST4ALL Toolkit
EAST4All Infographics
EAST4ALL COVID-19 Infographic
Mentoring Equity

EAST Landmark Papers - This resource gives aspiring clinicians a solid foundation of defining papers from which to interpret practice management guidelines, literature reviews of newer material, and other educational content. Nearly 20 papers regarding equity, quality, and inclusion in trauma practice are included here and are grouped in the following categories: Diversity & Inclusion, Gender Parity/Pay Gap, Implicit Bias, and Patient Outcomes.

EAST Monthly Literature Reviews - Keeping you up-to-date with current literature, the EAST Monthly Literature Reviews provided below have an equity, quality, and inclusion in trauma practice focus:

January 2021 - Equity, Quality, and Inclusion in Trauma

April 2020 -  Equity, Quality & Inclusion in Trauma

The American Surgical Association and the Association of Women Surgeons have excellent resources related to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and Mentoring.  Click here for a summary. 

In Memoriam

Dr. William "Lynn" Weaver passed away on May 26, 2019. Dr. Weaver gave a moving presentation during the EAST4ALL Plenary Session held at the 32nd EAST Annual Scientific Assembly (January 17, 2019). 

Read Dr. Kenneth Wilson's tribute to Dr. Weaver.