Racial & Ethnic Bias

Assuring Healthcare Equity: A Healthcare Equity Blueprint (2008) – A collaborative work of the National Public Health & Hospital Institute, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, and The Disparities Solutions Center at Massachusetts General Hospital, with support of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Minority Health | Washington, DC

Making Health Equality A Reality: The Bronx Takes Action (2005) | Neil S. Calman | From the Field, Health Affairs, 24(2):491-498 | Project HOPE-The People-to-People Health Foundation, Inc.

Out of The Shadow: A white inner-city doctor wrestles with racial prejudice (2000)| Neil S. Calman | Narrative Matters, Health Affairs, 19(1):170-174) | Project HOPE-The People-to-People Health Foundation, Inc.

Raising awareness – The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the nation’s leading heart organizations have undertaken a national initiative to raise physician awareness about racial and ethnic disparities in medical care. The initiative begins with a focus on cardiac care because heart disease continues to be the leading cause of death in the United States, and also contributes significantly to disparities in health. The initiative has three main components: an advertisement campaign in major medical publications; a review of the evidence on racial/ethnic disparities in cardiac care; and an outreach effort to engage physicians in dialogue.