Project IMPACT is a global effort brought to you by VisualDx to reduce disparities in medicine and highlight the tools we use to bridge gaps of knowledge and improve care.
- We believe healthcare providers who evaluate and treat dermatologic conditions should be able to recognize disease in all skin colors.
- We believe technology that brings images and information to the point of care can reduce biases in medicine by bridging knowledge gaps.
- We believe it is imperative to address healthcare disparities and to work towards health equity for all citizens of the world.
Our Global Impact
People worldwide are pledging to reduce racial bias in healthcare.
Explore the map above to see where people are pledging.
Project IMPACT and its collaborators remain committed to reducing bias and disparities in medical knowledge by improving diagnosis in skin of color around the globe.
Efforts are underway to enhance access to technology and medical resources in remote areas.take the pledge
The Impact of Acanthosis Nigricans
Created with research provided by Project IMPACT contributor Marilyn Le.
Healthcare Disparities in POC
Skin Cancer in
People of Color
Skin of Color Dermatology
VisualDx is an award-winning application designed to enhance diagnostic accuracy, aid therapeutic decisions, and improve patient safety. Features include the world’s best medical image library to make timely clinical decisions. See the video on how to use our Skin of Color feature.
Contact us to see how other educational programs are using VisualDx to supplement their diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.
Take the Pledge
“I’m taking the #ProjectIMPACT pledge because I am committed to reducing bias and improving dermatologic care for people of color. https://projectimpact.org”
From the community:
“I pledge to promote health equity and increase the 3% in #dermatology by supporting the pipeline of talented and passionate UIM students with #mentorship. As been done by @SusanTaylorMD @HarrisTryonLab @hairwithdrmare @CorySimpsonMD and countless others #ProjectIMPACT.”
–University of Rochester physician
“I take the #ProjectIMPACT pledge because improving healthcare outcomes for skin of color patients is a privilege and a duty. As medical students/residents/physicians, the humblest part of our work is being servants for the under-served human beings in our communities.”
–The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston medical student