2020's protests and pandemic has illuminated the widespread effects of racism, of which include disparities in social, economic, and health outcomes. Racism in health care is an important topic in particular, due to the enormous power of health care systems and their role in local communities.
In a new article authored by PISC Senior Scholar Eugenia South, Paris Butler, and Raina Merchant, guiding principles were outlined for how to create tangible progress toward anti-racism in health care. Such principles included establishing a network of leaders to oversee efforts, implementing anti-racism focused training, and re-evaluating current hospital policies. South, Butler, and Merchant assert that by following these guidelines, the health care system can begin building toward a more equitable future for all races.