Listen to the radio show-style break down of our conversation around Black health and its historically relevant trust-related barriers over coffee.
Lindsay Rosenfeld, ScD, ScM explores community-building as central teaching practice, and crucial to engaging health equity (#5)
What can you do to build community in your classroom (or organizational setting)?
Randevyn Pierre discusses “Black Healthcare Hesitancy and Its Impact Profile 104: Healthcare Through Angela’s Eyes (Part 1 of 2)”
During Angela Braden’s battle to preserve her sight, the medical mistrust of her support system took an unexpected turn as her Black family immediately questioned the qualifications and competence of a Black physician. Soon thereafter, they were confronted with their worse fears.
In taking a systemic view of our current healthcare system—in order to reduce or eliminate the present-day inequities; we have to first acknowledge the decision-making power that rest behind the scenes enfolding our healthcare system.
Studies have shown that even though the Tuskegee study took place decades ago—the mistrust primarily among black men has become a barrier to accessing health services.
Randevyn Pierre discusses “Black Healthcare Hesitancy and Its Impact Profile 103: Our Body Is (Nothing and Everything)”
“My grandmother was resistant to her food being heated up on a metal plate. Today, most of us don’t even think twice about warming our dinner in a microwave. Change is slow, but it is constant and inevitable. We will get there.”
Randevyn Pierre discusses “Black Healthcare Hesitancy and Its Impact Profile 102: The Brown Paper Bag”
“I used to see my mother and grandmother get these brown paper bags full of medications thrown at them. I was sitting there trying to help my mother read and understand them.”
Rasheera Dopson discusses a year’s scope of Black Lives Matter and the decline of Black Men’s Health (Part 1)
Despite it being the 21st century in which progression and health equity is assumed to be a given, the health outcomes for black men have yet to improve.
Let’s stop focusing on system users (e.g. patients, families, students) as the problem and start focusing on the ways we can create a usable system.
Lindsay Rosenfeld, ScD, ScM explains why engaging health equity requires you to be a constant student (#3)
How do we do Health Equity? Be a constant student.