Alice Lorch, MD, MPH, Director of the Harvard Ophthalmology Residency Training Program, has received critical grant funding totaling more than $430,000 from Mass General Brigham's United Against Racism along with the Mass General Executive Committee on Community Health, Digital Federal Credit Union, and The Alcon Foundation to launch a pilot program to provide comprehensive ophthalmology care and disease screenings to underserved communities in the Boston area. Many patients in these communities do not have adequate access to eye care due to barriers, such as lack of transportation, time off from work, or childcare.
Mass General Brigham is committed to equity and antiracism in its culture, workforce, clinical care, and partnerships with the communities it serves. United Against Racism is a system-wide initiative with broad social justice and equity goals and strategies to address and eliminate racism within Mass General Brigham and its affiliates. Confronting the challenge of racism require partnership not just among ourselves, but with the communities we serve, and this pilot program is one of several in the works at Mass Eye and Ear with assistance from the hospital’s local United Against Racism team. Learn more about United Against Racism