Racism and Health – Science and Research

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Health Equity Science

To understand the broad impact of racism on health, we must examine the evidence. A growing body of research from leading organizations demonstrates that racism itself—above and beyond other social determinants of health—negatively impacts health outcomes.

We will continue to document the problem but, joining with many groups across a broad range of disciplines and interests, we are also expanding this work to identify interventions that correct the resulting health inequities and disparities.

On this page, we feature publications highlighting key science and policy efforts, as well as interventions that address racism, health, and health equity. Our goal is to better understand the adverse health effects of racism, share the latest scientific methods, identify solutions, and, ultimately, improve and save lives.


Page last reviewed: November 1, 2021