The Joint Commision on Sports Medicine and Science has been working with organizational members to develop a collective consensus statement calling for progress in health, equity, and inclusion in the U.S. and worldwide. The Joint Commission itself cannot issue such statements; however, it provides a tremendous platform for individual organizations to collaborate on initiatives such as this. Accordingly, we worked with other members of the Joint Commission to develop this statement entitled: “Moving Forward: A Consensus Statement on Health, Equity, Inclusion, and Progress."
The Collective Consensus Statement was officially released on Friday, August 28, 2020, the 57th Anniversary of the March on Washington and the “I Have A Dream" speech. We dedicated this statement to the memory, life, and legacy of Congressman John Lewis and to other such courageous leaders throughout time.