Episode 19

Why racism is a health care issue


June 3rd, 2020

26 mins 6 secs

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About this Episode

After the tragic death of George Floyd, frustration about inequality and injustice is boiling over in communities across the country. The heat-of-the moment concern about police violence has sparked a needed conversation about racial injustice. On this episode of Radio Advisory, Rae sits down with inclusion leader and head of workforce research Micha’le Simmons and health equity researcher Darby Sullivan. Together, they discuss the impact that racism and police violence has on health equity—and the vital role that health care leaders play in combating structural racism.

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