Efforts to diversify the healthcare workforce have the potential to help promote health equity and reduce disparities. Researchers provide several recommendations for policymakers, including improving access to medical translation services, providing training on culturally competent care, and exploring avenues to invest in diversifying the healthcare workforce long-term (i.e., through diversifying medical education).
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