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Time’s Up sets its sights on gender bias and harassment in health care

#Timesup has tackled sexual harassment and gender inequity in entertainment, tech, and advertising. Now, the nonprofit is setting its sights on health care.
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Since launching in January 2018, Time’s Up has worked swiftly to tackle sexual harassment and gender inequity in entertainment, tech, and advertising. Now, the nonprofit is setting its sights on another big industry: health care.

Time’s Up announced Thursday that it’s launching Time’s Up Healthcare, a new affiliate that aims to tackle discrimination, harassment, and inequality across the health care industry. Dozens of health care providers — from surgeons and psychiatrists to nurses and medical students — joined together to found the organization. And they’ve already scored the support of a handful of major medical institutions that signed on to signal their commitment to the effort. Those backers include the Mayo Clinic and the medical schools of Yale, Brown, Drexel, and the University of Wisconsin.

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