Our goal is to develop and implement an action plan to address structural racism and other forms of exclusion and oppression within our own spheres of influence: our clinic and our larger Functional Medicine community.


In order to ensure we are taking the most meaningful and impactful approach, we have developed a four-phase roadmap to develop and implement this plan (see below).

Scroll down to see our updates on this page as we begin to implement this roadmap. We welcome input from you, our valued community, in the comments below or via email to info@drkarafitzgerald.com.

I am deeply inspired by the movement that is unfolding. Addressing social inequality is something that we passionately want to do and get right – as providers of healthcare our participation feels essential. However, it’s a learning curve for all of us and we’re likely going to make inadvertent mistakes along the way. If we do, please feel free to let us know. And please know that our intentions are good – we want to learn and to make this a lasting change that benefits all.” – DrKF

Four-Phase Roadmap for Change
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Current Activity and Progress

Last updated: June 12, 2020


Phase 1

  • Identifying experts, thought leaders, ideas and input for change – in progress
    • Roundtable discussion with Functional Medicine leaders including Dr. Safiya McCarter, Dr. Aluana, Dr. Jeffrey Bland, Dr. Patrick Hanaway to identify the ways in which we can bridge the gaps created by racial disparities.

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Phase 2

  • Action plan drafting (in progress)
  • Some initiatives already ongoing:
    • Sharing expertise and information on racial inequality as it relates to healthcare and FxMed on this site and social media channels – in progress

Phase 3

(not yet initiated)

Phase 4

(not yet initiated)

Additional Resources

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