Learn From Others

How others are working to begin, deepen, and sustain efforts to ensure that health and racial equity are essential elements of a fair and just society

Tools and guidance on having conversations about race to empower your journey and inspire conversation. Guidance is available both by topic and by identity, with resources for educators, parents and caregivers, and community members committed to equity.

A listing of the cities, counties, and states that have named racism as a public health crisis or emergency. Links to these resolutions and declarations are available.

Health Affairs editor-in-chief shares insights into the social determinants of health (and death) and how racism and unequal power both exacerbate these social determinants and are enmeshed in the healthcare system. He highlights key questions about how, or whether, the healthcare system will use its power to fight racism.

The academic publication process, through authors, reviewers, and editors, has legitimized scholarship that obscures the role of racism in determining health and health care, and routinely fails to acknowledge racism in the health care field as a preventable cause of individual and population-level health inequities. The authors propose several standards for publishing on racial health inequities, intended for researchers, journals, and peer reviewers to address these shortcomings.

Extensive list of publicly available anti-racism educational resources including books, articles, videos, podcasts, and social media accounts to follow.

Excerpted statements from various National Academy of Medicine (NAM), Institute of Medicine (IOM), and National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine reports that support the conclusion that institutional bias and structural racism have affected the health of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) in the United States.

Milwaukee County, WI was the first jurisdiction to declare racism a public health crisis in May 2019, followed shortly after by the City of Milwaukee. This article highlights how these declarations have shaped policy-making in the community and led officials to view COVID-19 and the response through the lens of race.

Racial Equity Tools is designed to support individuals and groups working to achieve racial equity. This site offers tools, research, tips, curricula and ideas for people who want to increase their own understanding and to help those working toward justice at every level – in systems, organizations, communities and the culture at large.

Submit your paper examining the impact of race and racism on the health of people in WI to the Wisconsin Medical Journal. Submissions due November 1, 2020.

The web-based version of a workbook designed originally to support the Dismantling Racism workshop offered by training collaborative Dismantling Racism Works. Find resources, activities, tools, and more to inform community efforts to dismantle racism.