Institute for the Advancement of Multicultural & Minority Medicine
IAMMM’s mission is to work with partners and alliances to eliminate disparities in health and healthcare among underrepresented and underserved multi-cultural com- munities through research, education, and advocacy.
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A New Force in Minority Health
One Focus, Many Voices
In 2002, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) issued a decisive report confirming that the quality of health care provided to racial and ethnic minorities is lower than the quality of health care given to non-minorities, even after adjustments have been made to account for socioeconomic differences and other factors related to access to health care.
IOM’s recommendations for reducing racial and ethnicity-based disparities in health care include increasing awareness about these disparities among the general public, health care providers, insurance companies and policymakers.
The report, which was widely praised by individuals and organizations that share IAMMM’s mission, is further proof of the need for organizations like IAMMM that are committed to addressing inequality in health care.
IAMMM is a 501 (c) (3) organization that was established to provide a focused and integrated voice to confront and address ethnic and racial health disparities. One of its greatest strengths is the ability to bring diverse organizations together to make a positive impact on minority health.
2003-2005 AnnuAl RepoRt