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Confronting Structural Racism in Healthcare

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What is Structural Racism in Healthcare?

The World Health Organization defines structural racism in healthcare as race or ethnic-based discrimination that reduces access to quality health services.

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What Inspired this Project?

To make healthcare better for everyone, we need to learn from our experiences giving and receiving care.

This web site was created to share experiences of structural racism and learn about strategies used to overcome racism in healthcare.

What Will Happen with My Stories?

The themes and common experiences of structural racism will be shared on the website and with policymakers to improve the delivery of healthcare.

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