Anti-Racism Resources

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. 

Anti-Racism Resources

Anti-Racism in Health Care

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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.

  • Race: The Power of Illusion RACE–The Power of an Illusion asks a question so basic it’s rarely raised: what is this thing we call race? Since its release in 2003, the series has become one of the most widely used documentaries ever in formal and non-formal education in the US. Millions of people have used the film to scrutinize their own deep-seated beliefs about race and explore how our social divisions are not natural or inevitable, but made. Now, in 2019, the series remains salient and timely.


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