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“Moving Forward” – A Consensus Statement on Health Equity, Inclusion & Progress

Hip Hop Public Health has been working with organizational members of the Joint Commission on Sports Medicine and Science to develop a collective consensus statement calling for progress in health, equity, and inclusion in the U.S. and worldwide. The Joint Commission itself cannot issue such statements; however, it provides a tremendous platform for individual organizations to collaborate on initiatives such as this. Accordingly, we worked with other members of the Joint Commission to develop this statement entitled: “Moving Forward: A Consensus Statement on Health, Equity, Inclusion, and Progress.” We also want to applaud and support the individual statements that some organizations have developed.

The Collective Consensus Statement was officially released on Friday, August 28, 2020, the 57th Anniversary of the March on Washington and the “I Have A Dream” speech. We dedicated this statement to the memory, life, and legacy of Congressman John Lewis and to other such courageous leaders throughout time. The full statement follows below:

Initial Signatory Organizations as of 28 August 2020

  • Academy of Sports Dentistry
  • American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine
  • American Chiropractic Association on Sports Injuries and Physical Fitness
  • Collegiate & Professional Sports Dietitians Association
  • Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association
  • Hip Hop Public Health
  • International Society for Sports Psychiatry
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association
  • North American Society for Pediatric Exercise Medicine
  • Performing Arts Medicine Association
  • Sports Neuropsychology Society
  • United States Center for Coaching Excellence