JAMA Publishes USPSTF Values and Actions Statement on Addressing System Racism

January 25, 2021 – Today the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force published an editorial titled, “The USPSTF Values Statement and Actions to Address Systemic Racism Through Clinical Preventive Services” in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Authored by members of the Task Force, this editorial affirms that, while clinical preventive services improve health and wellbeing, systemic racism in the healthcare system prevents many Black, Indigenous, and Hispanic/Latino people from fully benefitting from these services. The editorial also advances a roadmap designed to address systemic racism and help eliminate health inequities.

To read the full statement, please go to the JAMA website here.