Structural Racialization: A Systems Approach to Understanding the Causes and Consequences of Racial Inequity

Download Brochure Racial inequity can persist without racist intent The word “racism” is commonly understood to refer to instances in which one individual intentionally or unintentionally targets others for negative treatment because of their skin color or other group-based physical characteristics. Research conducted by the Kirwan Institute strongly suggests that this individual-centered view of racism … Continue reading »

Understanding Implicit Bias

Download State of the Science: Implicit Bias Review 2013 Defining Implicit Bias Also known as implicit social cognition, implicit bias refers to the attitudes or stereotypes that affect our understanding, actions, and decisions in an unconscious manner.  These biases, which encompass both favorable and unfavorable assessments, are activated involuntarily and without an individual’s awareness or … Continue reading »

Social Determinants of Health

Download Brochure The social determinants of health approach is distinguished by a broad focus on the economic, social, political, and psychological determinants of population health.