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Antiracism in Healthcare: Home Page

This research guide provides readings, videos, modules and other educational materials that addresses how to combat racism in a clinical setting.


Antiracist: One who is supporting an antiracist policy through their actions or expressing an antiracist idea. 

[Kendi, I. (2019). How to be an antiracist. Penguin Random House.]

Healthcare Professional Organizations

Organizations listed under this section may be recently established or still in development. The DEI committee would still like to promote these organizations in an effort to help them reach a wider audience. For GW specific organizations, please see the GWU Organization section listed on this page.


Guide Language

Language to describe racial and ethnic groups fluctuates depending on location and time. For the purposes of this resource guide, the DEI Committee will use the five categories that United States Census Bureau uses when collecting its data (please see below for listed categories). To learn more about the five categories and why the Census Bureau uses these in collecting data, please read 'About the Topic of Race' on the Census' website. The DEI committee strives to maintain consistent language and will re-evaluate and if necessary, make appropriate changes.  

U.S. Census Bureau Racial Categories:

  • American Indian or Alaska Native
  • Asian
  • Black or African American
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
  • White

Selection Criteria

The DEI Committee would like to provide as much transparency as we develop this antiracism guide. By sharing our selection criteria, we hope to show the thought process that determines whether a resource should be included.


Currency Relevance Authority/Author Background Publisher Bias
Questions to consider: How old is this resource? Is the information presented accurate by current standards? Questions to consider: How is this related to diversity, equity and inclusion? Does it touch on health sciences adjacent topics? Is it applicable to the clinical setting? Questions to consider: What is the author's professional background? Is the author (or authors) a member of a specific community? Questions to consider: Is this a well known publisher? Are they well regarded in their industry? Are there positive reviews? Questions to consider: Are there notable biases? Does the author address the bias in the resource? Does the bias impact the quality of the source?

Community Submission

This research guide is a living guide and the DEI Committee is invested in community building at Himmelfarb. As such, if there is a book, journal article, webinar, professional organization or other resource that you believe should be included in this research guide, please submit your suggestion via our Resource Suggestion Google Form and the committee will evaluate the source for potential inclusion.

GWU Organizations