Overview


The Mass General Department of Radiology has assembled the below resources for you to access to help address disparities during the COVID-19 pandemic. The toolkit is comprised of Radiology specific resources to expand access for patients with limited English proficiency, enhance community health literacy and a dedicated Radiology Covid-19 response repository. In addition, other resources include access to health and racial equity tools and community health initiatives, as embodied in the links below.The Mass General Department of Radiology Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee is committed to addressing disparities and enhancing equity in local communities. We have created radiology specific initiatives to ensure we do everything possible to address COVID-19 with community health as our foundation. We strive to continuously meet the needs of our diverse and multilingual populations while addressing critical social needs of our communities, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Radiology Resources

The Mass General Department of Radiology has assembled the below resources for you to access to help address disparities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Expanding Access for Patients with Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Resources

The Mass General Department of Radiology has assembled the below resources for you to access to help address disparities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Point of care patient education material to explain what to expect and enhance patient preparation.

Chest X-Ray Info
(PDF in English)
Chest X-Ray Info
(PDF in Spanish)
Chest X-Ray Educational Video including breathing instructions in Spanish[/caption]

 

Rad Translate Tool: Realistic, AI powered audio clips in various languages to help techs and nurses direct patients during imaging exams and other procedures.

> Visit Rad Translate Tool


Multilingual Radiology Staff Registry to enhance multilingual care and support hospital-wide activities related to COVID-19.
This questionnaire can be sent to department staff to document any languages they have proficiency in and are comfortable being a resource for. (Download .xls template)

Public Service Announcement (PSA) videos from radiologists as part of a hospital-wide effort led by The MGH Center for Community Health Improvement to support community education, engagement and safety communication efforts.
 

PSA video by Efren Flores, MD, Director, Community Health Improvement and Equity, Attending Radiologist, MGH Emergency Imaging and Thoracic Imaging, and member of the Mongan Institute for Health Policy Research. > Video in Spanish

PSA video by Professor, Gil Gonzalez, MD, Chief of MGH Neuroradiology and member of MGH Center for Diversity & Inclusion. > Video in Spanish

Given the rapidly changing environment in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, we compiled links to the following hospital resources to support staff and are hosting regular Town Hall meetings for Department of Radiology employees.  

Enhancing Community Health Literacy Resources
 
Dedicated Radiology COVID-19 Response Repository for Staff
 

Other Resources

AMA COVID-19 Health Equity Resources

COVID-19 Community Health Resources

Racial Equity Tools

The Disparities Solution Center at Mass General Hospital

Contact Us to Collaborate

 

Dania Daye, MD, PhD
Co-Chair, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee & Women in Radiology

Anand Narayan, MD, PhD
Officer, Diversity and Inclusion; Co-Chair, DE&I Committee
 

Efren Flores, MD
Officer, Community Health Improvement and Equity

Carmen Alvarez
Program Director, Radiology Administration





For more information, please contact us at MGHRadDiversity@mgh.harvard.edu