The Mass General Department of Radiology Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee is committed to addressing disparities and enhancing equity in local communities. We have created radiology specific initiatives to ensure we do everything possible to address COVID-19 with community health as our foundation. We strive to continuously meet the needs of our diverse and multilingual populations while addressing critical social needs of our communities, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Mass General Department of Radiology has assembled the below resources for you to access to help address disparities during the COVID-19 pandemic. The toolkit is comprised of Radiology specific resources to expand access for patients with limited English proficiency, enhance community health literacy and a dedicated Radiology Covid-19 response repository. In addition, other resources include access to health and racial equity tools and community health initiatives, as embodied in the links below.

 

The Mass General Department of Radiology has assembled the below resources for you to access to help address disparities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Point of care patient education material to explain what to expect and enhance patient preparation.

 

Rad Translate Tool: Realistic, AI powered audio clips in various languages to help techs and nurses direct patients during imaging exams and other procedures.

> Visit Rad Translate Tool

 

Multilingual Radiology Staff Registry to enhance multilingual care and support hospital-wide activities related to COVID-19.

This questionnaire can be sent to department staff to document any languages they have proficiency in and are comfortable being a resource for. (Download .xls template)

 

 

Public Service Announcement (PSA) videos from radiologists as part of a hospital-wide effort led by The MGH Center for Community Health Improvement to support community education, engagement and safety communication efforts.

 

PSA video by Efren Flores, MD, Director, Community Health Improvement and Equity, Attending Radiologist, MGH Emergency Imaging and Thoracic Imaging, and member of the Mongan Institute for Health Policy Research.

> Video in Spanish

 

PSA video by Professor, Gil Gonzalez, MD, Chief of MGH Neuroradiology and member of MGH Center for Diversity & Inclusion.

> Video in Spanish

 

 

Given the rapidly changing environment in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, we compiled links to the following hospital resources to support staff and are hosting regular Town Hall meetings for Department of Radiology employees.

 

 


Dania Daye, MD, PhD
Co-Chair, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee & Women in Radiology
Anand Narayan, MD, PhD
Officer, Diversity and Inclusion; Co-Chair, DE&I Committee
Efren Flores, MD
Officer, Community Health Improvement and Equity
Carmen Alvarez
Program Director, Radiology Administration
For more information, please contact us at MGHRadDiversity@mgh.harvard.edu