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Hot Topics: Racism in Healthcare: Home

The Issue

Racism in healthcare manifests itself in a variety of overt and covert ways, from bias in treatment regarding pain management to views on the 'seriousness' of a particular patient complaint. These biases can become institutionalized which has a major impact on the treatment prognosis, overall health, and even life expectancy for people of color.


Does Racism Play a Role in Health Inequities?
With David R. Williams, Professor of Public Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Books

COVID-19 and Racial Disparities in Treatment and Mortality

How structural racism is magnifying the public health crisis

Analysis

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