In The Netherlands, change is needed towards racial justice, this includes academic institutions. We started with the project I Act: Co-designing actions supporting racial justice driving inclusive implementation science in January 2021, to contribute to this need. The main aim of I Act is to promote racial justice in academic culture and public health research by promoting 1) an inclusive climate within the Amsterdam Public Health research institute and thereby 2) inclusive implementation science leading to higher quality and more effective interventions and ultimately reduced health inequalities. In an iterative process using design thinking, we will co-design actions with PhD students and academic staff, which will be implemented in research and education.
Manou Anselma, PhD.
Prof. Dr. Mai Chin A Paw