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Episode 19: Why racism is a health care issue

June 3rd, 2020  •  26 mins 6 secs  •  Download (12.7 MB)  •  Link with Timestamp

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In this episode, Rae sits down with inclusion leader and head of workforce research Micha’le Simmons and health equity researcher Darby Sullivan to discuss why racism is a health care issue. Together, they outline the public health challenges of police violence, the health disparities faced by people of color, and the role that social determinants play in long term health—all of which contribute to a shorter life span for so many black Americans. This episode offers guidance for health care leaders looking to support their communities, their patients, and their own employees, along with a list of resources that will help executives take anti-racist actions.