Diversity, Equity, and Inclusive Excellence at ACOG
We are committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture founded in justice for our membership and the people they serve.
As a leader in obstetrics and gynecology, ACOG continues to work toward meaningful change by striving to change the culture of medicine and eliminate inequities in the delivery of health care and health care outcomes. We are committed to combating racism and oppression in all forms. We understand that to truly achieve these changes it is essential that the culture of our organization, membership, leadership, and fellowship be diverse, equitable, inclusive, and just.
Collective Action Strategy
ACOG is committed to transforming the culture of medicine to combat racism. Here's how we're going to get there.Go
Equity-Focused Clinical Guidance and Policies
Equity is infused throughout ACOG's work. Read our equity-focused, evidence-based clinical guidance and policies.Go
Education and Training
Resources for doctors, clinicians, and educators to build knowledge and skills around health equity.Go
Betsey, Lucy, and Anarcha Days of Recognition
Every year on February 28 and March 1, the dates that bridge Black History Month and Women’s History Month, ACOG formally acknowledges Betsey, Lucy, and Anarcha, the three enslaved Black women whose exploitation led to foundational advances in the field of obstetrics and gynecology that benefit millions of patients today.Go
Our Commitment to Changing the Culture of Medicine
Meet Our Team
Jennifer Villavicencio, MD, MPP, FACOG
Lead for Equity Transformation
Jennifer Villavicencio, MD, MPP, FACOG, serves as ACOG’s lead for equity transformation and practices as an abortion caregiver and obstetrician–gynecologist hospitalist. She is a first-generation Cuban American who was born and raised in Miami, Florida, and is the daughter of an immigrant and a nurse. Dr. Villavicencio is an expert in obstetrics and gynecology, complex family planning, health policy, and strategic communication of socially complex subjects. She is dedicated to reproductive justice-informed health policy, structural equity, and anti-racism within organizations, institutions, and systems. Read more about Dr. Villavicencio.
Courtney Salley, MPH, CHES
Program Administrator for Equity Transformation
As ACOG's program administrator for equity transformation, Courtney Salley, MPH, CHES, helps envision, design, track, and implement activities and programs related to justice, equity, diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism. She is passionate about addressing health inequities, implementing equity-driven systems change, and advancing anti-racism efforts. Salley is a certified health education specialist and was previously a program manager at the Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs, leading organizational equity work. Salley received her bachelor's degree in psychology with a minor in gender and health from the University of Michigan and completed her master of public health degree in behavioral sciences and health education at Emory University.