Just the Beginning – A Brief Look at the Past, Present, and Future of POSNA Diversity
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The roots of the Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Committee of POSNA started with a conversation among members concerned about the lack of diversity in orthopaedic surgery and persistent disparities in healthcare access and quality with a desire to do better for our patients and the profession. Then the events of 2020, including the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, caused all of us to reflect and reevaluate how we could do better within all facets of our personal and professional lives. The committee started through the collective efforts of then POSNA President Michael Vitale, POSNA Board Members Coleen Sabatini and Bob Cho, and POSNA Committee Chairs Corinna Franklin and Selina Poon. The Presidential Line authorized forming a task force to evaluate where we were with regards to DEI initiatives and where we wanted to be.