Recommended Reads

The Groundwater Approach: Building a Practical Understanding of Structural Racism

Developed by Bayard Love and Deena Hayes-Greene from the Racial Equity Institute, the Groundwater Approach is a metaphorical framework for analyzing racism in the United States. Examples in this document, embedded below, can help deepen understandings of the manifestations of institutional racism. We hope that… Read More »The Groundwater Approach: Building a Practical Understanding of Structural Racism

Bridging the Health Equity Gap: Strategies to Create an Equitable Health System for Latinx Communities

Existing disparities in health care and other health predictors have led to the Latinx community having an increased risk of contracting COVID-19, as well as an increased vulnerability to the negative social and economic impacts from the pandemic. Luckily, the Latinx Advocacy Team and Interdisciplinary… Read More »Bridging the Health Equity Gap: Strategies to Create an Equitable Health System for Latinx Communities

What is Othering?

At the root of issues of divisiveness, bias, and ultimately health inequities is the concept of “othering.” In this 2020 article, author Kendra Cherry describes what “othering” means, its signs, causes, and impacts, as well as what individuals and organizations can do to minimize it.… Read More »What is Othering?

Building Narrative Power For Racial Justice and Health Equity

This report summary from a two-day convening between health practitioners, race theorists, academics, activists, community organizers, and cultural and media strategists aims to spark conversations and mobilize groups and resources to advance racial justice. Before advocates for justice can improve the health and well-being of… Read More »Building Narrative Power For Racial Justice and Health Equity