As an international society of physicians dedicated to advancing skin of color dermatology to achieve health equity and excellence in patient care for all, we are committed to increased diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) within the field of dermatology and the house of medicine. We encourage, support and provide resources (such as educational, mentorship and networking programs) to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion in our members’ dermatology practices, academic institutions, and communities.
As an organization, we take the broadest possible view of diversity, equity, and inclusion; we do not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, skin tone, religion, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, and/or level of ability. It is our deepest hope that the work of our organization helps to change the landscape for people of color and have a positive impact on society as a whole, benefiting all.
The Skin of Color Society strongly denounces prejudice, discrimination and violence in all of its forms, directed at any and all individuals and groups.
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Did You Know
Skin of color patients comprise the majority in California, New Mexico and Texas…and soon will be the majority in Arizona, Nevada, Georgia, New York and Florida.
By 2042, more than 50% of the US population will have skin of color.