Healthcare Equity and Anti-Racism Resources

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The UW Medicine Office of Healthcare Equity has created a resource list of anti-racist materials for community members looking to heal, educate themselves and take action. This list includes resources for Black mental health and well-being created by and for Black people, along with articles on solidarity and healing. You will also find materials on historical and present-day racism in the United States, including racial inequity in the healthcare system. Please use these resources to help deepen anti-racist action and conversation.  

Learn more about what UW Medicine is doing to reduce disparities in healthcare delivery and access further resources on the UW Medicine Office of Healthcare Equity’s website.

Healthcare Equity Resources

Read

Basics

Racism and medicine

Addressing race in mentorship

Defining racism and anti-racism

Additional reading

Memoirs

Essays

Fiction

Black studies

Land and housing

Teaching

Voting

Mass incarceration

White studies

Healing and restoration

Race and the church

Articles

Listen/watch

Podcasts

Movies, documentaries, TV series, TED talks

Amplifying Black voices

Organizations to follow on social media

Black media to support

  • Blavity: An American media outlet created by and for Black millennials. Its mission is to "economically and creatively support Black millennials across the African diaspora, so they can pursue the work they love, and change the world in the process.” 
  • The Root: An African-American-oriented online magazine that provides an unflinching analysis of important issues in the Black community through insightful and savvy commentary from Black thought-leaders. 
  • BET: The nation’s leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African American audience 
  • NBCBLK: An NBC platform highlighting “stories by, for and about the Black community” with the goal of “elevating America’s conversation about Black identity, politics & culture today.” 
  • TheGrio: An American news website focusing on news and events that have a unique interest and/or pronounced impact within the national African American audience. 
  • Ebony: A magazine committed to showcasing the best and brightest, as well as highlighting disparities in Black life. 
  • Essence: A lifestyle, fashion and beauty magazine for African American women. 
  • Refinery 29 - Unbothered: An online platform made for and by Black millennial women, celebrating the beauty, strength, and power in the Black community. 

Parenting

Children's literature

Resources for Black mental health

UW specific resources for all students

Take action

Other resources

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