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Organizational and Individual Health, Behavior, and Psychology

Much emphasis is placed on unconscious bias, what do we really know about bias and the psychology of racism, and how effective are current interventions? What is the role of health and psychology in racial equity? How can we critically examine social determinants of health and racial trauma and their role in structural racism?

Health Affairs

Racism, Power, And Health Equity: The Case Of Tenant Organizing

Introduction Despite the significant role that power asymmetries play in driving health inequities, there is a dearth of research on the intersection of power, racism, and health equity. In this article, Michener argues that housing is a driver of racial health inequity and that tenants play a significant and overlooked role in combating health-threatening housing…

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American Journal of Epidemiology

What Structural Racism Is (or Is Not) and How to Measure It: Clarity for Public Health and Medical Researchers

Introduction Recent incidents of police brutality against Black Americans sparked heightened awareness of systemic racism in the United States, leading to discussions about racism’s pervasive presence in society, including within public health structures. This awareness has also translated to increased attention and funding for research on structural racism’s effect on health. However, there is inconsistency…

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Health Affairs

Integrating Racial/Ethnic Equity Into Policy Assessments To Improve Child Health

Introduction This article introduces a framework called the Policy Equity Assessment that was designed for policy analysts and researchers to assess a policy’s or program’s ability to reduce inequities. This framework couples policy analysis approaches with rigorous equity-focused research methods. This combination allows for a more comprehensive equity analysis compared to other research methods. This…

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Journal of Business Ethics

Diversity Management Efforts as an Ethical Responsibility: How Employees’ Perceptions of an Organizational Integration and Learning Approach to Diversity Affect Employee Behavior

This authors examine how employees’ views on an organization’s ethical approach to diversity influence their behavior and their perceptions of their ethical virtue. Introduction In the past, organizations often prioritized diversity as a result of legal implications or due to perceived business advantages. Recently, there has been a shift. Now, organizations increasingly view diversity through…

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International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education

Accepting educational responsibility for whiteness in academic advising: moving towards anti-racist advising practices

Introduction As a front-line resource for students, academic advising plays an essential role in student success at universities and can be a determinant of success at the beginning of a student’s career. This study investigates whiteness (in the form of ideologies, behaviors, attitudes, and attributes) as a pervasive presence in academic advising that deeply disadvantages…

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Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

3 Principles for an Antiracist, Equitable State Response to COVID-19 — and a Stronger Recovery

Introduction From hospitalizations to mortality rates, Black, Latine, and Indigenous populations were disproportionately affected by Covid-19.  These disparities reflect several other systemic inequities, such as the racial wealth gap, inadequate access to healthcare, and racial discrimination in the labor market. These inequities are rooted in historical practices and policies that excluded racially minoritized populations, especially…

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Journal of the National Medical Association

Black Lives Matter: Moving from passion to action in academic medical institutions

Introduction For Americans, the murder of George Floyd marked 2020 as the year of the “racial awakening” in the United States. Largely led by the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement, protests and calls for racial justice spread across the country and inevitably reached medical institutions too. In collaboration with White Coats for Black Lives—a national…

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Health Affairs

Organizational Change Management for Health Equity: Perspectives from the Disparities Leadership Program

Introduction This study seeks to understand the best ways to address racial and ethnic disparities within healthcare institutions, with a particular focus on organization management. The study draws upon learnings from the Disparities Solution Center at Massachusetts General Hospital and specifically references data produced from the Disparities Leadership Program (DLP) that began in 2007. The…

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The International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

Implementing Anti-Racism Interventions in Healthcare Settings: A Scoping Review

Introduction Racism in healthcare settings is a persistent and complex problem for both healthcare delivery and access to health services. Over the past decade, several publications demonstrate the experiences of racism faced by minoritized patients such as the enduring racist assumptions about pain tolerance of Black people, the low propensity for screening Black women for…

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JAMA Network Open

Association Between Racial Wealth Inequities and Racial Disparities in Longevity Among US Adults and Role of Reparations Payments, 1992 to 2018

Introduction This cohort study aims to identify, address and quantify the relationship between longevity ( “all cause mortality”) and wealth as it relates to Black individuals versus white individuals. Furthermore, the study then models how reparations payments to the black community could potentially affect the longevity ( “all cause mortality”) gap between Blacks and whites.…

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