ASPHO Condemns Racism, Supports Equity in Care for All
As the nation confronts racism and a pandemic exposing staggering socioeconomic disparities, the American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology (ASPHO) affirms its unwavering belief in equity for all and condemns discrimination based on race, ethnicity, religion, gender, socioeconomic status and sexual orientation. As healthcare providers, we are compelled to speak out against hatred and any resulting treatment that leads to disparities. Our mission of promoting optimal care for children, adolescents, and young adults managing blood disorders and cancer is built on the fundamental value that individuals of all backgrounds deserve the best health outcomes and life experiences. ASPHO leadership, its members and staff stand together: we value and encourage diverse and inclusive participation within pediatric hematology/oncology and pledge to continue advocating for access and quality care to provide the best possible future for all children.