Leading with inclusion during the COVID-19 pandemic: Stronger together

Lakshmi Warrior, Christine Y. Kim, Daniel J. Burdick, Daniel J. Ackerman, Luca Bartolini, Kendra R. Cagniart, Neha S. Dangayach, Elliot T. Dawson, Karen D. Orjuela, Gillian L. Gordon Perue, Jeremy K. Cutsforth-Gregory, Mona N. Bahouth, Jeffrey C. McClean, Gabriele C. DeLuca

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Abstract

Inclusion is the deliberate practice of ensuring that each individual is heard, all personal traits are respected, and all can make meaningful contributions to achieve their full potential. As coronavirus disease 2019 spreads globally and across the United States, we have viewed this pandemic through the lens of equity and inclusion. Here, we discuss how this pandemic has magnified preexisting health and social disparities and will summarize why inclusion is an essential tool to traverse this uncertain terrain and discuss strategies that can be implemented at organizational and individual levels to improve inclusion and address inequities moving forward.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)537-542
Number of pages6
JournalNeurology
Volume95
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 22 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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