Racism and Health

Learn more:


American Public Health Association (APHA): Racism and Health

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Race, Racism and Health

National Public Radio: Racism Is Literally Bad For Your Health (audio)

Racism: Science & Tools for the Public Health Professional

Undesign the Redline


Other forms of Bias, Stigma, & Exclusion

Healthy People 2020: Discrimination

World Health Organization: Social Exclusion


Dig deeper:

Stigma as a Fundamental Cause of Population Health Inequalities (Hatzenbuehler, et al., 2013)

A Socioecological Measurement of Homophobia For All Countries and Its Public Health Impact (Lamontagne, et al., 2018)

Structural Racism and Health Inequities in the USA: Evidence and Interventions (Bailey, et al., 2017)

Uprooting Institutionalized Racism as Public Health Practice (Bassett & Graves, 2018)


Faith-focused resources:

The Episcopal Church: Resources for Racial Reconciliation and Justice

Interfaith Worker Justice: Immigration and Racial Justice

Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism: Racial Justice

Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism: LGBTQ+ Equality

Sisters of Mercy: Anti-Racism

Sojourners: Racial Justice

United Church of Christ: Racial Justice

United Methodist Church: LGBTQ Rights

U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB): Combatting Racism


Other groups working on this issue:

Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC)

The Movement for Black Lives


The People's Institute for Survival and Beyond

Southern Poverty Law Center

Women’s Institute for Science, Equity and Race (WISER)