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.

August 27, 2020

The researcher issues an urgent call to action to help end critical delays in the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder in children of color stemming from structural racism and implicit bias.

July 30, 2020

In 'The State of Race,' experts shine a light on the existing inequities laid bare by the pandemic and the need to move beyond good intentions to real change.

July 23, 2020

A survey of pediatric residency program directors across the country reveals that effective implicit bias training is lacking, but educators don’t have the guidance needed for improvements.

June 5, 2020

Physicians are in a unique position of status. It's our duty to be critical of all aspects that impact patients and colleagues — and then to act.

June 5, 2020

Physicians call for renewed energy in dismantling systems of oppression for the health and safety of patients, providers, and communities.