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Systemic Racism

Health and Health Care

 On this page you will find a sampling of resources related to Systemic Racism and Health, broken down into the following sections:

Issues in Health and Health Care: Access, Allostatic Load, Birth Outcomes, Cultural Competence, Economic Determinants, Environmental Determinants, Food Deserts, Food Insecurity,  Health Care Services, Infant Mortality Rates, Maternity Deserts, Medical Discrimination, Medical Mistrust, Mortality Rates, Patient Outcomes, Police Violence, Pollution Exposure, Public Health Policy, Preventative Care, Racial Trauma, Social Determinants, Stress, Weathering, Work Hazards

Keywords for Social Justice/Anti-Oppression Searches:   Anti-Black, Association Between, Bias, Discrimination, Disparity, Disproportionate, Effect, Gap, High Rate, Impact, Inequity, Inequality, Institutionalized Racism, Oppression, Racial Inequity Racist, Racism, Unconscious Bias, Violence, White Supremacy 

Video Clips

Source: NowThis News. (2020, June 17). How American Health Care Is Defined By Systemic Racism. YouTube.

Source: AJ+ (2015, November 23). If You're Not White It's Harder To Get Mental Health Care. YouTube.

Source: PBS NewsHour. (2018, April 18). Why are black mothers and infants far more likely to die in U.S. from pregnancy-related causes? YouTube.

Source: NPR. (2018, Feb. 12). Food Deserts in D.C. | Let's Talk. YouTube.

Source: Oregonian. (2016, May 14). Transgender health care horror stories. YouTube.

Source: AJ+ (2020,  December 24). Did Racism Cause This Black Doctor's Death? YouTube.

Source: Vox. (2020, May 22). One reason why coronavirus hits Black people the hardest. YouTube.

Source: AJ+ (2020, July 5). What’s It Like Being Undocumented During COVID-19? YouTube.

Source: TED. (2016, March 4).The problem with race-based medicine | Dorothy Roberts. YouTube.


Book cover  Measuring the effects of racism : guidelines for the assessment and treatment of race-based traumatic stress injury Carter, Robert T., 1948- author.; Pieterse, Alex L., author. 2020 2 Book From here to equality : reparations for Black Americans in the twenty-first century Darity, William A., Jr., 1953- author.; Mullen, A. Kirsten (Andrea Kirsten), author. 2020 3 Book Theoretical approaches in psychology Jarvis, Matt, 1966- 2000 4 Book The handbook of stress science biology, psychology, and health Contrada, Richard J.; Baum, Andrew. 2010 5 Book Methods in social epidemiology Oakes, J. Michael, 1967- editor.; Kaufman, Jay S., 1963- editor. 2017 6 Book The Anatomy of racial attitudes Apostle, Richard A. ©1983 7 Book Global perspectives on issues and solutions in urban education Robinson, Petra A., editor.; Allen-Handy, Ayana, editor.; Bryant, Amber, editor.; Lewis, Chance W. (Chance Wayne), 1972- editor. 2019 8 Book Black studies programs in public schools by Raymond Giles
book cover for  Engaging Black and Minority Ethnic groups in health research : 'Hard to reach'? demystifying the misconceptions by Natalie Darko
book cover for  Social (In)Justice and Mental Health by ruth Shim
Book cover for Food Justice Now!: Deepening the Roots of Social Struggle by Joshua Sbicca
book cover for  Unequal Cities Structural Racism and the Death Gap in America's Largest Cities by Fernando De Maio
book cover for  Inflamed : deep medicine and the anatomy of injustice by Raj Patel
Book cover for Toxic Communities: Environmental Racism, Industrial Pollution, and Residential Mobility by Dorceta E. Taylor
Book cover for Reproductive Injustice by Da'na-Ain Davis
Book cover for the Health Gap by Michael Marmot
Book cover for Black Man in a White Coat by Damon Tweedy
Book cover for the Death Gap: How Inequality Kills by David A. Ansell
book cover for  The trauma of racism : exploring the systems and people fear built by Alisha Moreland-Capuia
Book cover for Subprime Health: Debt and Race in U. S. Medicine by Nadine Ehlers and Leslie R. Hinkson
Book cover for Disability Studies and the Environmental Humanities: Toward an Eco-Crip Theory by Sarah Jaquette Ray and Jay Sibara
Book cover for  Black food geographies : race, self-reliance, and food access in Washington, D.C. by  Ashanté M. Reese
Book cover for When Misfortune Becomes Injustice by Alicia Ely Yamin
Book cover for The Broken Ladder: How Inequality Affects the Way We Think, Live, and Die by Keith Payne
Book cover for Dying at the Margins by David Wendell Moller
Book cover for Just Medicine: a Cure for Racial Inequality in American Health Care by Dayna Bowen Matthew
Book cover for Feeding the Crisis: Care and Abandonment in America's Food Safety Net by Maggie Dickinson
Book cover for Invisible Visits: Black Middle-Class Women in the American Healthcare System by Tina K. Sacks
Book cover for Medicating Race by Anne Pollock
book cover for Twenty Years of Life by Suzanne Bohan
Book cover for An American Crisis: the Growing Absence of Black Men in Medicine and Science by Cato T. Laurencin
Book cover for Skimmed: Breastfeeding, Race, and Injustice by Andrea Freeman
Book cover for Health and social issues of Native American Women
Book cover for Methods in Social Epidemiology by J. Michael Oakes and Jay S. Kaufman
Book cover for Social Determinants of Health Among African American Men
Book cover for the Cost of Racism for People of Color by Alvin N. Alvarez, Christopher T. H., and Helen A. Neville Liang,
Book cover for Blood Sugar: Racial Pharmacology and Food Justice in Black America by Anthony Ryan Hatch
Book cover for Social Injustice and Public Health by Barry S. Levy
Book Cover for Black Fatigue: How Racism Erodes the Mind, Body and Spirit by Mary Frances Winters
Book cover for Under the Skin: The Hidden Toll of Racism on American Lives and on the Health of Our Nation


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The Daily

Episode: A Life-or-Death Crisis for Black Mothers

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Code Switch

Episode: This Racism Is Killing Me Inside

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Black History Year

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Therapy For Black Girls

Episode: How Racism Impacts Our Mental Health

Podcast: The Reveal

The Reveal

Episode: Reproducing Racism

Podcast: Laverne Cox

Laverne Cox

Episode: Adverse Childhood Experiences

Podcast: Cite Black Women

Cite Black Women

Episode: Black Women and Health Equity

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The Dig

Episode: Inflamed w/ Raj Patel and Rupa Marya

Podcast: At Liberty

At Liberty

Episode: Why Are Police the Wrong Response to Mental Health Crises?

Podcast: Ear Hustle

Ear Hustle

 Episode 55: Marcel and Angie: Trans Health Care in Prison

Podcast: Throughline: American Police

Throughline: American Police

Episode: The Everlasting Problem: Health Insurance

Podcast: Intersectionality Matters

Intersectionality Matters

Episode: Black Women's Health Through the Twin Pandemics

Podcast: In the Thick

In The Thick

Episode: Birth Care For Every Body

Podcast: Street Politicians

Street Politicians

Episode: Mental Health with Hill Harper and Collette Smith

Podcast: Beyond the White Coat

Beyond the White Coat

Episode: Do No Harm: Racism in Patient Care

Podcast: In the Thick

In the Thick

Episode: Pandemic Immunoprivilege

Podcast: Being Well

Being Well

Episode: Institutional Racism and Traumatic Stress with Dr. Alfiee

Podcast: Speaking of Racism

Speaking of Racism

Episode: Healing Racial Trauma

Podcast: Anti-Racism in Medicine

Anti-Racism in Medicine

Episode: Racism, Police Violence, and Health.


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