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  • Vernon Johnson

    “People acting afraid of them” statistic is really relevant and causes indirect trauma no matter the socioeconomic status of that black person

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  • Carmen Ashley

    Is the clip provided at the beginning of this event available somewhere on Forum, NPR, and/or RWJF web pages?

  • Fred Goldstein

    Excellent point, racism, bias and discrimination are population health issues and need to be viewed through a population health lens as an additional way to identify and address them.

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      Agreed.

  • Fred Goldstein

    The Social Determinants of Health as broad issues are caused by people and their belief systems… as was stated by Dwayne Proctor, “people make up the systems”, therefore we need to focus on the broader SDoH issues as well as the individuals who create the SDOH’s…

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  • Kathryn Sapnas

    One thing that will help in reducing health disparities is the current move toward the Complete Heath Record (CHR) which includes social determinants. It will be a significant step in reducing health disparities and discrimination and needs to be advocated by leaders.

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    You may also want to take a look at this resource collection about discrimination and health provided by the Global Health Education and Learning Incubator at Harvard: http://repository.gheli.harvard.edu/repository/collection/20/

    • Fred Goldstein

      Excellent, thanks…

  • Fred Goldstein

    If we look at bias, racism and discrimination as a population health issue, for example we now know the direct health impacts on those being discriminated against, such as higher blood pressure, stress, depression, PTSD, substance abuse etc. Could a population health based approach that assessed and stratified the individuals for racism and bias as well as the impact of it and then worked with them be protected by HIPAA?

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  • Fred Goldstein

    Excellent session thank you…

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  • kal505

    Question from email

    While it is easy to presume that people from certain states may experience more racism than others based upon where they live and the history of the states they come from, did the data look at geographical differences like that at all? Did respondents from states with a stronger history of discrimination report more negative experiences, or were the percentages roughly the same across the board?

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    Question from email

    What resources might individuals have access to if they feel they were wronged in a police altercation? What is the best platform to access a summary of rights when it comes to arrest, filming interactions with police officers, or refusing certain requests?

  • kal505

    Question from email

    For people who experience racial discrimination at work, how many of them actually go on to report it? And what are the outcomes when they do? Is there any data around that and how the situations are handled, and what the impacts might be on workplace stress and health?

  • kal505

    Question from chat

    Why is there so much confusion about the concept of racial profiling and opposition to the idea that it even exists? People act almost like it’s a matter of opinion, and not fact. Numerous studies have shown the disproportionate targeting of African Americans, Latinos and other minorities by law enforcement.

  • kal505

    Question from Twitter

    Over a quarter of those polled said they have felt discriminated against when getting health care, or that they even avoid getting it for that reason. What can we as doctors do, personally, to change that situation and what about the medical community at large?

  • kal505

    Question from email

    The slide you presented about the huge percentage of respondents having experienced offensive comments, fearful behaviors or actual slurs really got to me. It’s disheartening because it seems to me that younger people today actually are less prejudiced than their elders. Did the respondents note any differences in discriminatory behaviors like these based upon age?

  • kal505

    Question from email

    Decades of government policies and housing and industry practices like redlining and covenants have limited blacks to certain neighborhoods and been a huge force in creating poor communities where most residents are people of color, and crime and drugs are a problem. This cannot be separated from law enforcement practices impacting residents in these communities. How do we factor in complicated mechanisms like these that drive the dysfunctional race and policing dynamic and where is the policy change going to come from to undo them?