The NYC Coalition to End Racism in Clinical Algorithms (CERCA) was formed to end the inclusion of race adjustment in clinical algorithms. Clinicians use clinical algorithms to guide their decision-making in the medical care of patients. Clinical algorithms using race norming, or race adjustment, often negatively impact the treatment and care for people of color.
The nine health system members of CERCA have pledged to end race adjustment in one of three race-based clinical algorithms.
The CERCA annual report captures the theoretical frameworks and background research related to race modifiers in clinical algorithms, analytic approaches for prospective assessment and redress of race-adjusted algorithms, early feedback on barriers and facilitators from our health systems stakeholders, and future directions for ending racism in clinical algorithms in New York City and beyond.
Read the Inaugural CERCA Report (PDF).
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