Racism is a persistent health threat. As a social determinant, racism drives differences in life opportunities, exposures, and stresses that relentlessly perpetuate and create new cycles of preventable disparities in health care delivery and outcomes.
Here is a list of resources recommended by our board and staff to help nurses, health care providers, and organizations work toward eradicating racism in health care delivery and work environments.
Reckoning with Racism in Nursing, https://reckoningwithracisminnursing.org/
In 2021, a committee of nurses committed to gathering a collection of conversations about experiences of racism in the nursing profession organized a series of 40 conversations on Zoom about the issues facing Nurses of Color. The conversations were captured and edited to be shared here on the project website.
The project was funded and produced through the generous support of Seedworks Films, and produced in conjunction with StoryCenter, an international participatory media organization
What so many get wrong about racism in the workplace,
Resources to Help Empower Asian and Pacific Islander Communities, https://www.onlinemswprograms.com/resources/how-to-be-an-ally-to-asian-pacific-islander-communities/
In this virtual panel discussion, Dr. Ernest Grant, Jason Thompson, and Dr. Jan Jones-Schenk discuss how we must eliminate barriers to equity in access and learning in order to reduce racial disparities in care.
Within the registered nurse (RN) workforce, according to the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN), 81% are White/Caucasian (vs 60% of the US population), while 19% of nurses are from underrepresented racial/ethnic populations.
The Accountable Care Learning Collaborative believes that nursing programs must address bias and reduce discrimination in health professions learning environments because, in not doing so, racial disparities in care will persist. In our Accountable Care Atlas, we identified a specific competency to “understand the unique cultural characteristics of the population served to implement changes in the organization to provide high-value care”. This cultural competency failure is reinforced by research that shows that care.
Dr. Edwin Nichols on Dichotomous Logic and Colorism (Streamed live on Apr 10, 2018): Dr. Edwin J. Nichols, is a founding member of the Association of Black Psychologist and author of Cultural Competence in America’s Schools: Leadership, Engagement and Understanding. He is a Clinical/Industrial Psychologist, working in Organization Development. He is the Director of Nichols and Associates, Inc., an applied behavioral science firm where the goal is to restructure organizations to achieve systemic congruence in process through cultural competence in leadership. Dr. Nichols’ hallmark paradigm is known as: The Philosophical Aspects of Cultural Difference, which affords insights into the essence of ethnic difference from the philosophical disciplines of Axiology, Epistemology, and Logic.
Online MSW in Human Rights Program – https://www.onlinemswdegrees.org/programs/human-rights