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.
Recognizing and Addressing Health Inequities: Building Upon the Lessons Learned During COVID-19
State of Michigan Chief Medical Executive Natasha Bagdasarian, M.D., delivers the inaugural Susan Moore, M.D., Memorial Lecture at the University of Michigan.
The Root Cause & Consideration for Health Care Professionals
Structural Racism and the Latinx Community
Research and Data for Health Equity
Crucial Conversations: Health Disparities & Social Inequities
Examining Race-Based Medicine
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
Advancing Health Equity in Patient Safety: A Reckoning, Challenge and Opportunity
Health Equity — Are We Finally on the Edge of a New Frontier?
Hidden in Plain Sight — Reconsidering the Use of Race Correction in Clinical Algorithms
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
Diagnosing and Treating Systemic Racism
Words Matter: An Antibias Workshop for Health Care Professionals to Reduce Stigmatizing Language
Teaching Intersectionality of Sexual Orientation, Gender Identify, and Race/Ethnicity in a Health Disparities Course
Calling Out Aversive Racism in Academic Medicine
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