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.
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.