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How health care organizations can tackle racism in patient care

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How health care organizations can tackle racism in patient care

"The new American Medical Association policy recognizing racism as a public health threat and providing an anti-racist approach to equitable care will have no effectiveness unless health care organizations get…
January 23, 2021
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How health care organizations can tackle racism in patient care

“The new American Medical Association policy recognizing racism as a public health threat and providing an anti-racist approach to equitable care will have no effectiveness unless health care organizations get their own houses in order and actively do anti-racism work in their own institutions.

Although I’m not a health care provider, as a health care communicator whose role is dedicated to diversity, equity, and inclusion, I sit in rooms where health disparities in hard-hit communities due to systemic racism are regular topics of conversations. But in the hallways, on Zoom meetings, in texts and email conversations, I also learn about all how disparities due to systemic racism are rampant inside an institution and make organizational health equity seem like a faraway dream.

How can you fight to advance health equity and racial justice out in the community when you’re not doing the same within your own organization?”

Nikki Hopewell is a communications strategist.

She shares her story and discusses her KevinMD article, “Health care organizations: Clean up your house first, then you can tackle racism in patient care.” (https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2020/12/health-care-organizations-clean-up-your-house-first-then-you-can-tackle-racism-in-patient-care.html)

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