Racism is a public health crisis. The pandemic made that clear and is a clarion call to fix what is broken. The social, psychological, and physical manifestations of racism impact every aspect of our lives including how we access care. For Black, Indigenous and other people of color (BIPOC), these impacts are deadly. From maternal mortality to oral health, BIPOC populations consistently experience worse health outcomes than their white counterparts. This presentation will focus on the disconnect between the goal of our health care system – to make people healthy – and the experience of BIPOC communities. We’ll explore all the factors that impact a person’s health, the importance of storytelling in affecting policy change, and how empowering community voices can transform our system.
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