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Communicating Race, Racism, and Anti-Racism: Health Communication and Race


Wicked Problems

The resources below represent some of the biggest challenges to communicating race, racism, and anti-racism in health contexts.


Legacy of Racism in U.S. Healthcare

David Williams, How Racism Makes Us Sick


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Public Health and Risk

Marcia Anderson DeCoteau, Indigenous Knowledge to to Close Gaps in Indigenous Health


Podcast exploring the public health impacts of police violence and a potential public health response 


Responses to Wicked Problems

The resources below represent some of the opportunities for using communicative constructs to address race, racism, and anti-racism in health contexts.


Voices for Racial Justice and Health

Waponahki People: Understanding the Gift of Legacy and Lessons Learned


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Community, Culture-Centered Solutions


Joseph Ravenell, How barbershops keep men healthy

Relevant Scholarship

Below are relevant databases for finding scholarly journal articles. Journal articles are written by experts in their fields.  In many library databases you can click a "peer reviewed" or "scholarly article" box to produce a list of references to these types of articles.
 

CINAHLCovers journals in nursing and allied health fields. Example articles include:

Communication and Mass Media CompleteLiterature in communication, journalism, and media studies. Example articles include:

  • Communicating Environmental Health Risks with Indigenous Populations: A Systematic Literature Review of Current Research and Recommendations for Future Studies
  • Cultural Appropriateness in Health Communication: A Review and A Revised Framework
  • Narrative versus Nonnarrative: The Role of Identification, Transportation, and Emotion in Reducing Health Disparities

PsycINFOScholarly literature in psychology and related social sciences. Example articles include:

  • Dialogue as skill: Training a health professions workforce that can talk about race and racism
  • Communicating with diverse patients: How patient and clinician factors affect disparities
  • Development of a participatory health communication intervention: An ecological approach to reducing rural information inequality and health disparities

PubMedCovers medical and some life science journals. Example articles include:

  • Detecting implicit racial bias in provider communication behaviors to reduce disparities in healthcare: Challenges, solutions, and future directions for provider communication training
  • Breaking the Silence: Time to Talk About Race and Racism
  • Cultural competence: A systematic review of health care provider educational interventions

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