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Addressing Inequity in Health and Health Care


Resources to help you combat health and health care inequity, as both practitioners and citizens.

Please note that this is not an exhaustive list, nor does it represent the entirety of the NECO Library's holdings on these topics. If you have suggestions for appropriate resources to add to this guide, please email [email protected].


   eBooks Addressing Inequity

   Resources on Race, Racism, and Health Care Selected by NECO Clinical Education

   Articles Addressing Inequity in Vision Health and Vision Health Care

   Websites Addressing Inequity in Health and Health Care




General Education

   Me and White Supremacy, Layla F. Saad (unlimited concurrent users)

   So You Want to Talk About Race, Ijeoma Oluo

   How to be an Antiracist, Ibram X. Kendi

      How to be an Antiracist, Ibram X. Kendi (audiobook)

   Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates

   Stay Woke: A People's Guide to Making All Black Lives Matter, Tehama Lopez Bunyasi

   The Myth of Racial Colorblindness: Manifestations, Dynamics, and Impact, Helen A. Neville, et al.


Inequity in Health and Health Care

   Just Medicine: A Cure for Racial Inequality in American Health Care, Dayna Bowen Matthew (unlimited concurrent users)

   Black and Blue: The Origins and Consequences of Medical Racism, John M. Hoberman

   Health Disparities, Diversity, and Inclusion: Context, Controversies, and Solutions, Patti R. Rose

   Inequality and African-American Health : How Racial Disparities Create Sickness, Shirley A. Hill

   Flatlining: Race, Work, and Health Care in the New Economy, Adia Harvey Wingfield

   The Racial Divide in American Medicine: Black Physicians and the Struggle for Justice in Health Care, Richard D. DeShazo

   Mapping "Race": Critical Approaches to Health Disparities Research, Laura E. Gómez and Nancy López

   Critical Perspectives on Racial and Ethnic Differences in Health in Late Life, Norman B, Anderson

   Body and Soul : The Black Panther Party and the Fight Against Medical Discrimination, Alondra Nelson (unlimited concurrent users)

   Deluxe Jim Crow: Civil Rights and American Health Policy, 1935-1954, Karen Kruse Thomas

   Precarious Prescriptions: Contested Histories of Race and Health in North America, Laurie B. Green

   American Health Dilemma: A Medical History of African Americans and the Problem of Race, W. Michael Byrd

   On Race and Medicine: Insider Perspectives, Richard Garcia

   Keeping Heart: A Memoir of Family Struggle, Race, and Medicine, Otis Trotter

   Race and Medicine in Nineteenth- and Early-Twentieth-Century America, Todd Savitt

   Researcher Race: Social Constructions in the Research Process, Lauren Mizock

   Black LGBT Health in the United States: The Intersection of Race, Gender, and Sexual Orientation, Lourdes Dolores Follins, et al.

   Health Care Disparities and the LGBT Population, Vickie L. Harvey

   Rural Populations and Health, Richard A. Crosby

   Rural Public Health: Best Practices and Preventive Models, Jacob C. Warren

   Migration, Health and Inequality, Jasmine Gideon and Felicity Thomas

   Bridging the Gap: How Community Health Workers Promote the Health of Immigrants, Sally E. Findley

   Health and Poverty: Global Health Problems and Solutions,Gijsbertus Walraven

   Ethnicity, Health and Health Care: Understanding Diversity, Tackling Disadvantage, W.I.U. Ahmad and Hannah Bradby

   Health and Wellness Concerns for Racial, Ethnic, and Sexual Minorities, Joshua C. Collins

   Health Care in America: Separate and Unequal, Kant Patel and Mark E. Rushefsky

   Impact of Demographics on Health and Healthcare: Race, Ethnicity and Other Social Factors, Jennie J. Kronenfeld

   Race, Ethnicity, and Health: A Public Health Reader, Thomas Alexis LaVeist

   Shattering Culture: American Medicine Responds to Cultural Diversity, Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good

   Understanding Racial and Ethnic Differences in Health in Late Life, Rodolfo A. Bulatao

   Unequal Treatment: Confronting Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care, Adrienne Y. Stith

   Diversity and Inclusion in Quality Patient Care: Your Story/Our Story, Marcus L. Martin, et al.

   Public Health and Social Justice, Martin Donohoe

   Seeing Patients: Unconscious Bias in Health Care, Augustus A. White

   Social Determinants, Health Disparities and Linkages to Health and Health Care, Jennie J. Kronenfeld

   Stigma and Prejudice: Touchstones in Understanding Diversity in Healthcare, Ranna Parekh and Ed W. Childs

   Toward Equity in Health: A New Global Approach to Health Disparities, Barbara C. Wallace

   Achieving Health Equity Via the Affordable Care Act: Promises, Provisions, and Making Reform a Reality for Diverse Patients, Karen M. Anderson, et al.


   Resources on Race, Racism, and Health Care Selected by NECO Clinical Education


   Case Studies in Cultural Competency

Dr. Crystal Lewandowski's ELASTC presentation.

Racism: The Ultimate Underlying Condition

APHA webinar (name and email required to watch recording)

Optometry in Black and White

Episode 10 of InsideVision, a weekly live streaming talk show aimed at eye care professionals and the vision care community worldwide.

Race and Medicine

A collection of articles from the New England Journal of Medicine "with implications for improving patient care, professional training, research, and public health."

Podcase: Practicing Medicine as a Black Woman with Dr. Fatima Cody Stanford

An episode of Charged: Stories from the Women Leading Health Care, available on Apple Podcasts.

As a Black ER Doctor, I See Racism Every Day. It Doesn’t Have to be That Way.

Article in the Washington Post written by Dr. Khama Ennis, chief of emergency medicine at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton, Massachusetts.

   Reporting of Race and Ethnicity in the Ophthalmology Literature in 2019

JAMA Ophthalmology

Marty Walsh Declared Racism a Public Health Issue. Here’s Why.

June 15, 2020 article from Boston Magazine


   Articles Addressing Inequity in Vision Health and Vision Health Care


Please take a look at our curated article collection in PubMed.


   Websites Addressing Inequity in Health and Health Care


National Optometric Association

The mission of the National Optometric Association is to "advance the visual health of minority populations."


National Optometric Student Association

The mission of the National Optometric Student Association is to "to advance the visual health of minority and under-served communities by investing in the success of compassionate students who are eager to serve these communities."


Health Equity (American Public Health Association)


Racism and Health (American Public Health Association)


Equal Treatment: Health Equity Through Education

"A medical education non-profit based on the belief that all people deserve access to equal, unbiased care and equal health outcomes."


Race, Racism and Health (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation)

"Examining the connections between race, racism and health in the United States."


Resources on Health Disparities and COVID-19 (Harvard Medical School)


The COVID Racial Data Tracker (The Atlantic)


National Center for Health Statistics Data on Racial and Ethnic Disparities



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