Community Grand Rounds Speaker Series
Arline Geronimus Sc.D
Author of ‘Medical Apartheid’ Harriet Washington Explains Why African Americans, after 400 Years, Are Justly Suspicious of U.S. Medicine ST. JOSEPH, Mich. -- Why are many African Americans suspicious of health care professionals and institutions?...
‘Waking Up White’ Author Will Give Tips Oct. 3 for Working across Racial Lines BENTON HARBOR, Mich.—Debby Irving won’t be accompanied by a hot light and a good cop/bad cop duo when she brings a message to white people Oct. 3 about how they can...
Dr. Bechara Choucair
Dr. Bechara Choucair, chief community health officer for Kaiser Permanente, speaks to an audience July 17 in Berrien Springs, Mich., as part of Community Grand Rounds: Healing the Trauma of Racism.Kaiser Permanente and Community Partners Move...
Advancing Health? It’s About the Mind, Body, and Community
Dr. David Ansell
Dr. David Ansell likes to say he practiced internal medicine for decades along “one street” but in “two worlds.” The street is Ogden Avenue, which links Chicago neighborhoods of great wealth, and correspondingly long lifespans, with poor neighborhoods and far shorter lifespans. One world is predominantly white, the other predominantly black and brown.
How Inequality Kills: Health Systems and Health Equity
Dr. David Williams
Harvard sociologist David Williams offered many ways people can fight back against institutional racism and implicit bias and make a healthier social environment for all people. His suggestions range from little daily acts to big reforms.
Interview with David Williams, MPH, PhD: Structural Competency and Institutional Discrimination Interview with David Williams, MPH, PhD: Discrimination and Health Disparities Interview with David Williams, MPH, PhD: Social Influences on Health Interview with David Williams, MPH, PhD: Recognizing and Preventing Implicit Bias
Dr. Pat Rush & Tasha Turner MA LLPC
Systemic Racism Adds Another Layer of Trauma for Many People; Therapist Calls it ‘A Public Health Crisis’
As a program director, Turner, a psychotherapist, directs trauma-informed initiatives for Lakeland Health, the health care system that serves Berrien County in southwest Michigan. In that role Turner is looking at the lives of many tens of thousands of people. It is a county polarized by race and economic disparities—and big gaps in health outcomes between blacks and whites. The view from Turner’s Lakeland perch is necessarily disturbing.