Your DGB for today is to promote diversity and participation in clinical research.
We here at the DGB love diversity. And not just because of its popularity as a progressive buzzword in the 1990s, although we love the 90s too. Diversity makes the world a better, stronger, and more interesting place. It also makes it a healthier one. Unfortunately, due to various aspects of racism, sexism, and white supremacy, the lack of diversity in clinical trials and research has had a real and dangerous impact on the efficacy of medication and medical procedures.
As noted in the link, there are a number of reasons for this problem. Medical science has a long and sordid history of doing pretty much everything wrong when it comes to ethical behavior. Lack of access to medical care has a disproportionate effect on minorities and women. Sometimes it’s simply a knowledge gap. People don’t realize that they are needed to participate. Today, consider volunteering for a clinical trial and/or at least seeing if you are a good match for one. You don’t have to be suffering from a medical condition or have a complicated genetic history - healthy people are needed too!
ResearchMatch is an organization funded mostly by the National Institute of Health (NIH) that has set up a database and matching system to pair volunteers with trials that need them. Set up a profile and lend your body to science!