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Diversity and Health

Current Issues and Headlines in Diversity and Health

April 10, 2022 - "Race/ethnicity reporting and representation in US clinical trials: A cohort study" from Turner, et. al. in The Lancet Regional Health - Americas

March 29, 2022 - "Highlighting COVID-19 racial disparities can reduce support for safety precautions among White U.S. residents" from Skinner-Dorkenoo et. al. in Social Science & Medicine

January 3, 2022 - "Association Between Patient Diversity in Hospitals and Racial/Ethnic Differences in Patient Length of Stay" from Ghosh, A. et al. in Journal of general internal medicine

Reading

Reports and White Papers

Journalism and Essays

  • Connecticut Health I-Team: Health Disparities - The non-profit Connecticut Health Investigative Team [C-HIT] is dedicated to producing original, responsible, in-depth journalism on issues of health and safety, in Connecticut and the surrounding region.

Podcasts and Audio

Podcast: An Arm and a Leg – A show about the cost of health care that’s more entertaining, empowering, and occasionally useful than enraging, and terrifying and depressing.

Podcast: The Curbsiders - Internal Medicine Podcast featuring board certified Internists as they interview the experts to bring you clinical pearls, practice-changing knowledge, and a healthy dose of humor.

Databases and Resources

PolicyMap – Data and mapping tool for accessing data about communities in the United States. Visualize socioeconomic variables, including health factors.

Educational Resources

Facing History and Ourselves - Combats racism, antisemitism and prejudice, and nurtures democracy through education programs worldwide. Provides great teacher resources that would be useful for anyone exploring diversity.

Medical Management of Vulnerable and Underserved Patients: Principles, Practice, and Populations
Health equity : a solutions-focused approach
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity in Contemporary Higher Education cover

Background on Bias in Healthcare

"Disparities in Health Care Delivery Systems" from Nadeem, M.F., & Kaiser, L.R. inThoracic Surgery Clnics (2022)

AAMC Resources

Group on Diversity and Inclusion (GDI) - GDI serves as a national forum and resource to support the efforts of AAMC member institutions and academic medicine at the local, regional, and national levels to further diversity and inclusion in medicine and biomedical sciences. Extensive list of links under "Member Resources."

National Organizations

American Civil Liberties Union - Dares to create a more perfect union — beyond one person, party, or side. Their mission is to realize this promise of the United States Constitution for all and expand the reach of its guarantees.

International MultiCultural Institute - The mission of the International MultiCultural Institute (iMCI) is to work with individuals, organizations, and communities to facilitate personal and systemic change in order to build an inclusive society that is strengthened and empowered by its diversity. Formerly National MultiCultural Institute.

National Organization for Women - Seeks to bring about equality for women. NOW works to eliminate discrimination and harassment in the workplace, schools, the justice system, and all other sectors of society; secure abortion, birth control and reproductive rights for all women; end all forms of violence against women; eradicate racism, sexism and homophobia; and promote equality and justice in our society.

National Urban League - Nation's largest community-based organization, providing direct service, advocacy, and research on behalf of African Americans and other individuals of color.

Southern Poverty Law Center - Using litigation, education and other forms of advocacy, the Center seeks justice for vulnerable members of society. Special priorities: children at risk, hate and extremism, immigrant justice, LGBT rights, teaching tolerance.

UnidosUS - National Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization working to improve opportunities for Hispanic Americans through nearly 300 affiliated community-based organizations.