In recent weeks, our country has been reminded that we have much work to do to overcome racism and hate. The American Podiatric Medical Association—its leaders, staff, and members—unequivocally condemns all acts of racism and violence.
As an organization committed to advocating for its members and their patients, we cannot overlook the devastating impact of racism in America.
Our members keep America walking. But some patients are afraid to walk in their own neighborhoods. Our members save limbs and lives. But some Americans are disproportionately affected by the complications of diabetes and other diseases. Our members are physicians and surgeons based on their advanced education, training, and experience. But some still face discrimination based on the color of their skin.
These inequities must not endure. APMA has a longstanding commitment to addressing health-care disparities through dedicated education and the work of its Public Health and Preventive Podiatric Medicine Committee. We stand with our members, staff, and patients of color, ready to work toward a better future.