A how-to guide for hosting conversations about race, racism, and public health.
The how-to guide, developed through a collaboration with the Lee Institute, serves as a community-empowerment resource, assisting public health professionals in initiating open and honest conversations about racism’s impacts. It is intended to help MCH leaders navigate the terrain of talking honestly about race and the impact of historical and contemporary racism on the health of communities. By facilitating honest and effective conversations around race and structural racism, the guide allows for the development of proactive strategies to eliminate racism and promote community healing and health equity. The guide also offers specific suggestions for engaging in one-on-one dialogue, group conversations, or in-house conversations, while remaining general enough to be tailored to fit the needs of different communities.