We’re pleased to welcome you to our Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Toolkit!
Included below are links to helpful tools and resources for health centers, school administration and staff, parents, and even youth to learn more and educate themselves and others on the topics of equity, diversity, inclusion, implicit bias, and racism.
The term ‘implicit bias’ refers to subconscious thoughts and feelings of bias, whether it be aversion or partiality, which make us see or treat a person or group of people differently. Maybe it doesn’t occur as outward bigotry but as subliminal discrimination. When compounded by exposure to cultural stereotypes and prejudice, this bias leads a population to unwittingly facilitate structural and systemic racism in mainstream culture. The most dangerous thing about implicit bias though is that because it is a largely subconscious feeling for an individual. The person often does identify the bias in themselves and therefore does not attempt to correct it. So, what is the solution?
Much research has been done to examine implicit bias and determine what can be done to reverse and disrupt it in the minds of those affected. Thankfully, through education and examination of the issue, change can be achieved. Equally important, implicit bias can be prevented with early intervention among children as well. The resources below are important and useful tools to discuss how implicit bias, racism, and privilege work together to create systemic inequity and hopefully can inspire an enlightened viewpoint for those affected moving forward.
Our goal is to ensure that this toolkit as an ever-growing resource for everyone! So, if you have any suggestions for resources that should be added to (or removed from) the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion toolkit, please send a message to Robin Turner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
20 minute podcast about hard conversations: Talking Race With Young Children
Health Center Resources:
The National Council on Mental Wellbeing has a great Toolkit for Health Equity and Inclusion. There are 6 modules which include a Case Vignette at the end with a few discussion questions. Great for school-based health center staff discussions. Access the Toolkit here: https://www.thenationalcouncil.org/resources/integrated-health-coe-toolkit-purpose-of-this-toolkit/whats-included-in-this-toolkit/module-1-health-equity/
What Works: Gender Equality by Design, Iris Bohnet
Race Talk and the Conspiracy of Silence, Derald Wing Sue
Blind Spot, Mahzarin R. Banaji, Anthony G. Greenwald
Why are all the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria, Beverly Daniel Tatum – look for the YouTube video too!
The Conversation, Robert Livingston
White Fragility, Robin DiAngelo
Over-Coming Bias, Tiffany Jana and Matthew Freeman
Me and White Supremacy, Layla F. Saad – You can order a Young readers Edition too. (Please include in Youth section)
Race: The Power of an Illusion, film. Includes an Episode Guide. 3 episodes.
The PRaCY instrument for measuring the perceptions of race for children and youth. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2891186/
The Every Day Discrimination Scale: https://scholar.harvard.edu/davidrwilliams/node/32397
Project 562 – YouTube Video, about half an hour. Telling the story of positive Native American experiences. (562 represents all 562 tribes). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JrRBQEQr3o
Book: Tell Me Who You Are: Sharing Our Stories of Race, Culture and Identity, by Winona Guo.
Book: Unequal Treatment: Confronting Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Healthcare
Health Center and School Staff Curriculum
- BOOK: Necessary Conversations: Understanding Racism as a Barrier to Achieve Health Equity, by Alonzo L. Plough
- Dr. Lynn C. Smitherman biography and Racism in Pediatric Health by JENNIFER WALTON, MD, MPH; BRANDI KAYE FREEMAN, MD, MS; YASMIN TYLER-HILL, MD;OLIVER BROOKS, MD; LYNN SMITHERMAN, MD
- Implicit Bias Training, The Everyone Project
- The Lens of Systemic Oppression
- A Look at Implicit Bias and Microaggressions
- National CLAS Standards, Health Literacy, and Communication
- Virtual Town Hall: ‘The Public Health Crisis of Racism’ by the AAFP
- Excellent town hall with panelists who are residents, doctors, fellows, administrators. Don’t miss this one!
- The MI Public Health Training Center
- Several resources and training tools on Implicit Bias in Public Health, Racial Equity Through Action and Learning
- MI Public Health Institute and MDHHS Implicit Bias Modules
- Implicit Bias videos from UCLA
- May be good to use as conversation starter!
- American Public Health Association webinars on ‘The Impact of Racism on the Health and Well-Being of the Nation’
- The National Equity Project: Building Equitable Learning Environments
- Edutopia: Addressing Race in the Classroom
- Stanford University ‘Unconscious Bias in Medicine’ Online Training
Short videos, could be a great conversation starter in your center:
- The Look – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aC7lbdD1hq0
- The Talk – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovY6yjTe1LE
- Widen the Screen – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUHop5i8-f4
- These Hands – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFBQqujWtQQ
- The Pause (LGTBQ+) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxwYkvPzUGI
- Black Boys (documentary) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bX_odQeTeEs&list=PLoYEFZnRs4E_NNbVvuL8xpEwdIRu2pGbl&index=3
- PBS Implicit Bias Video Series
- Systemic Racism & Health: Solutions, Making Change Happen
- Great infographics, and webinar on affects of Implicit Bias.
- Blog: It’s Time To Address The Role Of Implicit Bias Within Health Care Delivery
- Institute for Healthcare Improvement
- Lots of excellent articles, videos and learning session for health centers.
- Kirwan Institute Report
- A 5-year study by Ohio State on Implicit Bias. There are annual reports for this area of study each year, with this particular one being the latest. There are several suggestions for the school and health areas in this. Their website is very good too!
- Lens of Systemic Racism
- From the National Equity Project. A 5-page document that provides basic information, and good analytical questions at the end to help access changes made in a system.
- University of Maryland Cultural Responsiveness & Equity Resource Kit
Working with Young People
- Discussing Crucial Issues with Youth, Americas Promise
- Teaching Tolerance: Talking about Race and Racism
- Lesson plans to work with youth, and many other great resources.
- ‘This Book is Anti-Racist’ by Tiffany Jewel
- Race Forward’s ‘What Is Systemic Racism’
- Short videos on systemic racism. Great resource to use as conversation starters!
- Kids Implicit Bias 101 – An Introduction
- A very good introduction with pictures/graphics that appeal to young people. Good basic understanding, including microaggressions.
- TED Talks:
- Verna Myers: How to Get Over Your Biases, Walk Boldly Towards Them
- Valerie Alexander: How to Outsmart Your Unconscious Bias – a fun 17 minute TED Talk about how it happens. Good for anyone!
- YouTube Videos:
- Seven Common Interview Biases
- Brief article on what to look for when interviewing people, and how to check your own bias.
- Here is a great resource for families and health centers. There are lots of specific topics relative to youth, this is just one about resiliency of youth experiencing implicit bias: https://youth.gov/youth-topics/adolescent-health/disparities-resiliency