Health care must become more diverse in its leadership, governance and staff, and it must work hard to eliminate disparities in care. Here’s why:

Changing America:

Half of all children in the U.S. will be nonwhite by 2020

• The majority of the population will be nonwhite by 2044

56.4% of the population will be nonwhite by 2060

Source: U.S. Census Bureau , 2015



What Antibiotic-Resistant Germs Cause:

• 2 million illnesses in the U.S. every year

• 23,000 deaths in the U.S. every year

• 37,000 lives could be saved over 5 years by preventing infections and improving antibiotic prescribing

Source: CDC Vital Signs, August 2015


Youth Violence:

547,260 young people, age 10 to 24 , were treated in U.S. emergency departments in 2013 for nonfatal injuries caused by physical assaults.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, February 2015