Equity in Research
The underrepresentation of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color in clinical trials is tied to structural racism practices historical in healthcare institutions. As leaders of a top children’s health system, Seattle Children’s is committed to and working on upholding our core value of equity by enacting an anti-racist approach to address this underrepresentation. It is our responsibility to actively address issues of bias and discrimination to ensure research conducted is inclusive and respectful of the communities we serve. We believe that including perspectives from diverse research participants throughout the entire research process is not only necessary to achieve health equity but will also further our commitment to excellence and yield meaningful results for both clinical research and the communities impacted by the research we conduct.