Understanding Racism in Medicine and Health Equity
“There is no neutrality in the racism struggle. The opposite of 'racist' isn’t 'not racist.' It is 'antiracist.'” – Ibram X. Kendi, "How to Be an Antiracist"
These materials are intended to provide education and examples to assist departments in becoming antiracist—with policies, procedures and operational framework that live up to this ideal.
Examining Race-Based Medicine
As part of the AMA’s ongoing Prioritizing Equity video series, panelists from across the medical field discuss approaches to dismantling race-based medicine across clinical practice, education, and research.
NIH Unite Initiative
About the Initiative: The UNITE initiative was established to identify and address structural racism within the NIH-supported and the greater scientific community. With representation from across the NIH Institutes and Centers, UNITE aims to establish an equitable and civil culture within the biomedical research enterprise and reduce barriers to racial equity in the biomedical research workforce.
To reach this goal, UNITE is facilitating research to identify opportunities, make recommendations, and develop and implement strategies to increase inclusivity and diversity in science. These efforts will bolster the NIH’s effort to continue to strive for diversity within the scientific workforce and racial equity on the NIH campus and within the extramural community.
Articles on Racism and Health Equity
Racial Disparities in the Use of Peripheral Nerve Blocks for Postoperative Analgesia After Total Mastectomy: A Retrospective Cohort Study
Darshali A. Vyas, MD, Leo G. Eisenstein, MD, and David S. Jones, MD, PhD. New England Journal of Medicine. August 27, 2020
How Should Health Professional Education Respond to Widespread Racial and Ethnic Health Inequity and Police Brutality?
Health Equity Rounds: An Interdisciplinary Case Conference to Address Implicit Bias and Structural Racism for Faculty and Trainees
Teaching Intersectionality of Sexual Orientation, Gender Identify, and Race/Ethnicity in a Health Disparities Course
Catherine L. Chen, MD, MPH., Gregg J. Gold, Ph., Maxime Cannesson, MD, PhD, and Jennifer M. Lucero, MD. New England Journal of Medicine. December 31, 2021
Listen: Anti-Racism in Medicine Podcast
In episode 5 of Clinical Problem Solvers’ Anti-Racism in Medicine Series, Aletha Maybank, MD, MPH, and Camara Jones, MD, PhD, MPH, envision a future with anti-racist health systems.
- Listen to Episode 5: Racism, Power, and Policy: Building the Antiracist Health Systems of the Future
- View All Episodes: Anti-Racism in Medicine