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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access

Expanding Leadership

FARE has launched a series of initiatives to create leadership paths, provide awareness-building opportunities on food allergy issues, help to build trust with the food allergy community, and advance actions to support patients.

Voice of the Patient Roundtable

In October 2020, FARE is hosting our inaugural Voice of the Patient Roundtable with key individuals who have demonstrated expertise in diversity, equity, inclusion and access and exemplify leadership within in their current organization or community. Guided by the growing national concern surrounding social justice and health equity, the purpose of this one-day virtual meeting is to bring together thought leaders to come to consensus on how patient advocacy organizations can advance DEIA in the work that they do.

A subsequent blueprint will be published outlining actionable steps to address DEIA in food allergy education and research, as well as barriers and solutions to problems of access and affordability.

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Diversity Scholars Program

As part of FARE’s DEIA  efforts, we are introducing a scholarship program designed to provide mentorship and financial support to graduate-level students interested in engaging in food allergy research and community engagement activities. FARE is committed to helping to build a pipeline of racially and culturally diverse physicians and researchers committed to investigating, evaluating, and addressing the socioeconomic factors that impact healthcare access for food allergy patients.

Applications will be accepted starting in Spring 2022.

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Advocacy Advisory Committee

The FARE Advocacy Advisory Committee is comprised of professionals from across the nation who work closely with FARE’s public affairs team to support the organization’s advocacy program and its collaboration with federal government agencies and legislative leaders. They will also counsel the organization on all outreach efforts and events.

FARE will work directly with the Congressional Black Caucus, Hispanic Congressional Caucus and other key leadership organizations.

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Diversity Advisory Board

FARE’s Diversity Advisory Board is comprised of a broadly representative group that includes patients, caregivers, physicians and other stakeholders. It is action-oriented and utilizes the unique professional and academic talents of the individuals we have recruited to help build trust, remove barriers and advance actions to meet the needs of the patient.

This board addresses food allergy community concerns relating to trust-building and representation, and helps develop and guide new or existing initiatives, including those centered on research, education and advocacy.

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