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To bring about change, you must not be afraid to take the first step. We will fail when we fail to try. – Rosa Parks


About 8CRE

(pronounced Acre)

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Eight Changes for Racial Equity (8CRE) were proposed in 2020 by members of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) community serving in various roles who are motivated to ensure the NIH workplace culture is one free of racism, discrimination and harassment; and committed to compassion, respect, and understanding for all. These eight changes were shared in an open letter to Dr. Francis Collins, NIH Director on July 22. Although important strides have been made in attempts to alleviate these elements of oppression from the workplace, much more must be done to truly and effectively attain this goal. Representatives of 8CRE are actively partnering with the NIH community and NIH leadership to develop tangible solutions to combat current racial inequities, discrimination and harassment at the NIH. All members of the NIH community are critical in implementing the necessary actions required for true transformation. Support this initiative by signing here

8 Changes for Racial Equity at the NIH


How to Support

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So Far

460+ Signatures 

100+ Personal Stories

Why Support 8CRE Efforts

Working for Racial Equity benefits everyone.

Join a coalition of NIH colleagues and external partners committed to Racial Equity.

Your stories and experiences matter.

Spread the word on the importance of Racial Equity.

Show your support now by signing the open letter to the NIH Director.


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8CRE Updates

8CRE Updates

July 2020

Distribution of Open Letter

August 2020 - Present

Engagement with NIH Leadership


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