An Antiracist Health Equity Agenda for Education

Read a new journal article by Thalia González, Alexis Etow & Cesar De La Vega

An antiracist health equity agenda that names racism as a public health crisis has emerged in the aftermath of racialized health inequities resulting from COVID-19 and a national reckoning over the deaths of unarmed Black victims at the hands of police  both of which catalyzed increased public awareness of racial health disparities and equity issues.

A new journal article in the Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, written by Thalia González and ChangeLab Solutions managing director Alexis Etow and senior policy analyst Cesar De La Vega, argues that health outcomes tied to the education system — and specifically to policing and discipline practices within education  must be included as part of the antiracist health equity agenda.

The article, An Antiracist Health Equity Agenda for Education, names three key action areas for achieving this aim: (1) research, (2) policy and advocacy, and (3) teaching and training.

Broadly speaking, the article seeks to inspire cross-disciplinary collaborations that can help generate new evidence on the relationship between educational policies and differential health outcomes.

Read the full article.

Relatedly, Thalia González will be presenting on March 30 at a symposium entitled Health Law and Anti-Racism: Reckoning and Response. Learn more and register.