Health Equity Resources

The ACCMA Health Equity Task Force has compiled the following articles, websites, studies, videos, and books discussing health disparity and equity issues. The purpose of this resource list is to further educate physicians and other health care workers about the existence of health disparities, how to improve cultural competency, and to learn about reducing bias and racism — interpersonal, structural, and societal — in the delivery of care.

This resource page will continue to grow as more resources become available. If you have any suggestions for resources to include on this webpage, please email hrobbins@accma.org.


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Featured Videos & Webinars

AMA webinar: Impact of Racism on Medicine & Public Health

AMA webinar: Impact of Racism on Medicine & Public Health

Aletha Mayank, MD, MPH, AMA's Chief Health Equity Officer and Group Vice President, discusses the roles institutions have played in racism and other forms of oppression and how medical societies can make significant and lasting change.

AMA video series: Prioritizing Equity

AMA video series: Prioritizing Equity

The Prioritizing Equity series illuminates how COVID-19 and other determinants of health uniquely impact marginalized communities, public health and health equity, with an eye on both short-term and long-term implication.

Dr. Camara Jones Explains the Cliff of Good Health

Dr. Camara Jones Explains the Cliff of Good Health

We need to address the social determinants of health and equity that protect some people and push others off the cliff. The Urban Institute collaborated with Jones to illustrate her analogy of the cliff of good health.

TED Talk: How Racism Makes Us Sick

TED Talk: How Racism Makes Us Sick

In this eye-opening talk, David R. Williams presents evidence for how racism is producing a rigged system -- and offers hopeful examples of programs across the US that are working to dismantle discrimination.

The US Medical System Is Still Haunted by Slavery

The US Medical System Is Still Haunted by Slavery

Black women's history matters in medicine. The US is the most dangerous industrialized country in which to give birth, and racial disparities in maternal mortality make it even worse for women of color.