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 mlum@accma.org.

AMA Health Equity Strategic Plan

Bay Area Health Equity Speaker Series On-Demand

Linkage Between Social Inequity and Health Disparities

Dr. Manchanda has spent more than a decade developing novel strategies to improve health in resource-poor communities. In this presentation, he examines the connections among socioeconomic factors, systemic inequality, and health disparities. Socioeconomic factors that may not seem directly related to health outcomes are in fact closely related through systems that promote unequal treatment and thus lead to disparate outcomes.

Presenter: Rishi Manchanda, MD, MPH, CEO & President, HealthBegins

Click here to view this program on-demand.

Health Inequality in Our Own Backyard

This session will complement the opening keynote by looking at how the connection between systemic inequality and health outcomes impacts our patients in the East Bay. We will address the widening gap of wealth in the Bay Area and effect it has on health outcomes of specific demographics in our community. This data driven talk will provide a view of what our own backyard looks like and how the resources are distributed causing health outcomes to decline in some areas where they thrive in others.

Presenter: Anthony Iton, MD, JD, MPH, Senior Vice President, Healthy Communities, The California Endowment

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Community Rescilience Case Study: Physician Leaders of the African-American Response Circle

Leaders of the African-American Response Circle (AARC) will join us in a panel to discuss the political, cultural, and socioeconomic factors that led to exacerbations of health disparities in the African-American community during the COVID-19 pandemic. In their discussion they will identify leveraging points that can help mobilize resources for supporting community resilience. Additionally, they will describe the critical ingredients for a successful community-based alliance that bridges healthcare delivery with other sectors such as public health, educational, and religious institutions.

Presenters:

  • Katrina Peters, MD, MPH, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCSF (Facilitator)
  • Noha Aboelata, MD, Founder and CEO of Roots Community Health Center
  • Damon Francis, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Health Leads
  • Kimberly Rhoads, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Epidemiology & Bio statistics, UCSF

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A Systems Approach Case Study: The Permanente Medical Group

The Permanente Medical Group (TPMG) is taking a strategic approach to health equity that includes a focus on People, Patients and Community. During this panel discussion, we will hear about how TPMG is approaching health equity and dive into some of the specific areas and initiatives that are underway to move the dial towards equity. Attendees should leave this session with a better understanding to some of the elements and considerations that go into a systems approach to health equity.

Presenter: Stacey Hunt, MD, The Permanente Medical Group

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Leadership in Action Case Study: Kedren Community Health Center

Join us in the final session of the series, and learn how a South Los Angeles health center became the model of success for vaccine distribution. Examine the contributions within a community organization specifically, the partnerships made to remove barriers to getting vaccines to underserved communities. Lastly, hear the positive, and uplifting atmosphere they spread to be part of the solution during the pandemic.

Presenter: Jerry Abraham, MD, MPH, CMQ, Director, Kedren Community Health Center

Click here to view this program on-demand.

 

Bay Area–Specific Resources

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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.