Racism is a Public Health Crisis

From the Desk of Ken Miller Banner

At Nasco Healthcare, we stand in solidarity with the Black community in the fight for racial equality, social justice and to make a difference. We are staunchly committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce that drives innovation and benefits the frontline healthcare workers and community members we serve.

George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery are just few out of the many Black lives cut short from systemic racism and violence. As we mourn their deaths, we must also actively work to dismantle this structure and make lasting change. As a medical training solutions provider, Nasco Healthcare must – and will – play a role in reducing disparities and racial bias in clinical health settings.

We are committed to:

  • Developing training solutions that reflect and represent all patients in terms of anatomy and potential illnesses. This is essential to ensure frontline healthcare workers are knowledgeable, caring and ready to treat the diverse communities they work in.
  • Supporting Black run healthcare businesses and communities including emergency services, nurses, firefighters and rescue workers. While our training solutions are specifically designed to fit their needs, we’re committed to finding new ways of supporting these groups when they fight against injustices.
  • Building a diverse and inclusive workforce with regard to gender, ethnicity and sexual orientation. This includes actively recruiting from historically Black colleges and universities and having a diverse team interview Nasco Healthcare job applicants.
  • Expanding the reach of our resources and training solutions to create a more diverse healthcare workforce. I recently partnered with Students 2 Science’s Technology Center in Newark, New Jersey. This nonprofit program aims to increase the number of Black and minority graduates pursuing STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) careers. 

As the only Black male CEO in the simulation market, I believe that to truly confront racial inequality in the healthcare industry, our customers and partners need to support and align with Black owned businesses. Many companies, including Nasco Healthcare, have made diversity and inclusion an integral part of their business model; from hiring practices to product development.

These are only the first steps we’ve taken to confront racial discrimination. We’ll continue to update you on what we’re doing to better serve our community of healthcare workers and partners. I urge you support the fight against systemic racism, not only in North America but around the globe. Black lives matter today and always. Staying silent is staying complicit.

~Ken Miller

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