Racial Bias and Equity

Racial disparities in health outcomes have largely been shown to stem from structural racism and social determinants of health — factors such as inequitable access to economic opportunity, quality education, affordable and healthy foods, and a safe community. While the responsibility of eliminating racial disparities is shared also by the community and policymakers, healthcare providers can have immense impact through research, care models, training, and advocacy.

blue hill ave mattapan fairmount corridor mbta station
June 15, 2021

Boston hospitals and organizations join forces to drive employment and housing programs in the city's most underserved neighborhoods with a focus on sustainable solutions.

people waiting in an emergency room
May 11, 2021

New research shows that there are racial disparities in wait times for non-emergent emergency room visits.

nephrology doctor with black patient
April 15, 2021

To bring antiracism into nephrology and healthcare overall, we must reassess how inequities influence medical studies—instead of just biological fact.

black woman getting covid-19 vaccine at dorchester community vaccination site
April 13, 2021

A panel examined white supremacy culture and how it drives inequities in COVID-19 testing, care, and vaccine access and offered paths for systemic change.

doctor kneels in black lives matter protest at boston medical center
March 29, 2021

The Partnership for Behavioral Health and Racial and Social Justice will offer antiracist training to police and create new healthcare pathways for those at-risk.