Historical and Modern-Day Structural Racism in the U.S. Healthcare System
The University of Ottawa Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics (CHLPE) is hosting IHJE co-founder Ruqaiijah Yearby for a free webinar. Registration is open to the public and is required.
Since the formation of the United States, historical and modern-day structural racism has limited racial and ethnic minority individuals’ access to health care, which has resulted in their health inequities. The federal and state government have tried to adopt measures to eliminate health inequities, but have not addressed structural racism, and thus I propose the adoption of the health justice framework to address structural racism.
- Ruqaiijah A. Yearby | The Institute for Healing Justice Equity, Saint Louis University, U.S.A.
- Chidi Oguamanam | Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics, University of Ottawa