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Do No Harm drops lawsuit against health journal after it scraps ‘discriminatory’ scholarship requirements

exclusive — The nonprofit organization Do No Harm voluntarily dismissed its lawsuit against Health Affairs, a prominent health policy journal, without prejudice after the racial requirement in the Health Equity Fellowship was eliminated.

Dr. Stanley Goldfarb, president of Do No Harm, said his organization is “against discrimination in all its manifestations” and that the Department of Health is offering a “health equity program by race” called the Health Equity Fellowship for trainees. He complained that he was running a “magazine fellowship.” Since his indictment in 2022, the Department of Health has scrapped the “racist” requirement.

“We are pleased that the Department of Health has decided to eliminate the racist requirements for fellowships. Segregation based on race is illegal, and the Department of Health recognizes that. , we will continue to fight divisive and discriminatory ideologies in health care for as long as we can find them,” Dr. Goldfarb told FOX News Digital.

Lawsuit claims fellowships for minorities that bar white applicants are illegal: 'blatant discrimination'

Do No Harm fights what we believe undermines health care in pursuit of political goals. (St. Petersburg)

Health Affairs and its parent company are happy to recant this issue.

“The Department of Health and PROJECT HOPE are pleased that this lawsuit has been dismissed,” a Department of Health spokesperson told FOX News Digital.

Fox News Digital reports that Do No Harm filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in 2022 that applicants for health affairs fellowships are “American/Alaska Indian, African American, Asian American, Native Hawaiian” It was first reported that it is necessary to prove that and Other Pacific Islanders, or Hispanic/Latino Americans” are eligible for a wide range of benefits, including mentoring by published researchers.

“However, according to Defendants, white applicants need not apply,” the 2022 complaint states.

Do No Harm, which fights what it sees as the undermining of health care to pursue political ends, called the original requirement “blatant discrimination” against white applicants.

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The nonprofit group Do No Harm voluntarily dismissed its lawsuit against Health Affairs, a prominent health policy journal, without prejudice after the racial requirement in the Health Equity Fellowship was eliminated.

The health department's website states that the Health Equity Fellowships for Trainees (HEFT) “increase the quantity and quality of papers published by researchers of color while developing future health equity research leaders.” It has previously been stated that the purpose is to “encourage”

Currently, HEFT is “contributing to increasing the quantity and quality of papers published on health equity topics while developing future health equity research leaders. “We are focusing on manuscripts that focus on the theme of health equity along the dimensions. We hope to expand to other dimensions of equity in the future,” the Health Affairs website states. Masu.

As a result of this change, Do No Harm voluntarily dropped its lawsuit against the journal and its parent project, HOPE, without affecting its ability to sue again if the health department discriminated in the future.

“Defendants removed the racing requirement that De No Harm claimed was illegal,” the voluntary termination letter obtained by Fox News Digital said. “Because the defendants no longer appear to have race in mind, and because the defendants have not yet filed an answer or a motion for summary judgment, Do No Harm voluntarily dismisses this case without prejudice.”

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Health Affairs, a prominent health policy journal, and its parent company, Project Hope, were accused of “operating a racially segregated health journal fellowship.” (St. Petersburg)

Goldfarb, a former associate dean of the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, wrote the following paper: Wall Street Journal article He explained the mission of the nonprofit organization and why he started Do No Harm in 2022.

Health Affairs describes itself as a “leading journal of health policy thought and research,” and its mission is to “promote analysis and debate about health care and health care improvement, addressing issues such as cost and health care costs. to serve as a high-level, bipartisan forum for the quality and access. ”

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