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Necessary Conversations: Understanding Racism as a Barrier to Achieving Health Equity

Necessary Conversations: Understanding Racism as a Barrier to Achieving Health Equity is a component of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation‘s “Culture of Health Series.” This book, written by Alonzo Plough, shows us how to move past fear, shame, and denial of acknowledging the United States’… Read More »Necessary Conversations: Understanding Racism as a Barrier to Achieving Health Equity

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