Recommended Reading/Viewing on Equity and Racism

Recommended by Jen Nagel, Founder/Executive Director, The Porchlight Collective, SAP, Madison County, IL

LOOKING TO THE PAST FOR THE FUTURE OF HARM REDUCTION: THE BLACK PANTHERS
Written by: Monique Tula Published: February 17, 2017

THE DISPARITIES IN HEALTHCARE FOR BLACK WOMEN
By: Piraye Beim Posted on Jun 6, 2020

TRAUMA-SENSITIVE THEOLOGY

THE CRY TO PROTECT BLACK WOMEN IS GROWING LOUDER
By: Joshua Eferighe

FOUR HUNDRED YEARS OF INEQUALITY TIMELINE

Impact and implications of the intersection of child welfare and criminal justice involvement on families

OPPORTUNITIES FOR WHITE PEOPLE IN THE FIGHT FOR RACIAL JUSTICE

From AAFP's American Family Physician Journal

The COVID-19 pandemic and racial justice protests have brought new attention to long-standing race-based disparities in health outcomes. These online resources can help physicians become stronger advocates for change.
1. The 21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge: A program from Eddie Moore, PhD, that offers a template to structure learning on the subject.
2. Peggy McIntosh’s White Privilege Papers: Groundbreaking documents that describe McIntosh’s process for identifying her own privilege.
3. Toolkit for Teaching About Racism (Google): A collection of materials developed by the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine.
4. How to Identify, Understand, and Unlearn Implicit Bias in Patient Care: FPM article that provides a step-by-step method to identify and address bias.
5. In Focus: Reducing Racial Disparities in Health Care by Confronting Racism: Developed by the Commonwealth Fund, this overview of specific racial disparities in health care also discusses potential solutions.
6. Health Equity, Diversity, and Social Determinants of Health: An FPM topic collection with more articles on the subject.

State of Health of Chicago (From Institute of Medicine of Chicago)
Framework for Equitable Allocation  
Death, Violence, Health, and Poverty by Earl Frederick III, MD, MPH, Harvard Public Health Review 
Half of Chicago's households report serious financial problems during the COVID-19 pandemic, (Chicago Tribune 9.9.2020)
Breaking Silos and Taking Action: A Discussion about Black Maternal Child Health (Chicago Tribune 3.4.2020)