In 2020, hate crimes in the U.S. rose to their highest levels in twelve years, and many other incidences of hate-based verbal abuse, assault, and property damage go un- or underreported. The U.S. Departments of Justice and Health and Human Services recommend engaging healthcare providers, clinics, and health systems to help address these incidents. To enhance those efforts, ACU’s Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Committee has developed recommendations to support administrators and clinicians who are delivering care and services for individuals who may have experienced hate crimes or incidents.

Did you know that further assistance and trainings in JEDI are available from ACU? Contact us to learn more or visit our Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion page for more resources.

Additional Resources

You can learn more about incorporating JEDI concepts and principles at your health center in our Center of Excellence Brief for essential practices in JEDI, ACU’s “Building an Inclusive Organization” toolkit, and in our webinar series on building inclusive organizations. Also recommended is Ibram X. Kendi’s book, How to Be an Antiracist. Please contact ACU’s Senior Director of JEDI Initiatives Sabrina Edgington with questions about JEDI or to learn how to get involved.

View Recommendations on Addressing Hate Crimes in the Primary Care Setting