Our Next Event

October 13, 2020
Jamila K. Taylor , Janene Yazzie , Mari Lopez , Charles L. Briggs
5 - 6:30 p.m.
Zoom Webinar

The Covid19 pandemic has revealed racism as the public health crisis facing the United States. Health disparities are also shaped by employment, immigration, housing, land use, and many other systemic issues and institutions. The United States government's response has largely been reactive; this event is an opportunity to focus on redefining health policy in ways that go beyond debates about...

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Antiracism in Medicine

Berkeley Center of Social Medicine faculty affiliate Kelly Knight is a co-author of "Beyond a Moment - Reckoning with Our History and Embracing Antiracism in Medicine," published in The New England Journal of Medicine. "More broadly, we [the authors] believe a new understanding and embrace of diversity are needed...diversity that goes beyond representation to empowerment..." in medicine and public health in order to prevent past consequences of ignorance.

Structural Competency in Conflict Zones

In the Policy, Politics, and Nursing Practice article "Structural Competency in Conflict Zones: Challenging Depoliticization in Israel," former ISSI Visiting Scholar Zvika Orr discusses the implementation of structural competency training programs for nurses in conflict zones. Based in part on his participation in Berkeley Center for Social Medicine's Structural Competency Working Group, Orr suggests adapting structural competency training programs to the political context in question in order to help nurses become agents of social change.

Featured Books

by Ann Swidler & Susan Cotts Watkins (Princeton Press, 2017)

by Michelle Perro and Vincanne Adams (Chelsea Green Publishing, 2017)

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