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Episode 5: Awakening in Health Equity & Racism

In this episode, we talk about health equity amidst the protests that have erupted because of George Floyd’s death and not just because of HIS death. This is a frank conversation about the culmination of a series of injustices that have been happening over time against black people and how this manifests in health care.

Laquisha Grant, a senior consultant at HMA, certified in Trauma-informed Care, who works to advance correctional health policy and cross sector service collaboration for people affected by mental illness and substance use.

Resources mentioned in this episode:
Dr. Robin DiAngelo discusses White Fragility – YouTube
Robin DiAngelo, PhD (website)
White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism (Book)
National Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO): Advancing Public Narrative for Health Equity & Social Justice (handbook)
NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene – COVID-19 Data: Details on Deaths
Health Affairs: It’s Time To Address The Role Of Implicit Bias Within Health Care Delivery
Harvard Business School: African American Inequality in the United States
The Washington Post: Depression and anxiety spiked among black Americans after George Floyd’s death
New York University, Office of Global Inclusion, Diversity, and Strategic Innovation:  Anti-Racism Education, Programs, and Resources


Annalisa Baker is a Senior Consultant in HMA’s New York office. She is a licensed clinical social worker and a member of HMA’s Behavioral Health Team that provides policy and operational expertise to non-profit providers, government agencies and a variety of healthcare stakeholders to navigate value-based financing and integrate behavioral health quality metrics and best practices into healthcare system reform efforts.

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