Bryan Johnston, MD; Veneshia McKinney-Whitson, MD; Camille Garrison, MD
WMJ. 2021;120(Suppl 1):S74-77.
Background: Racial health disparities in Wisconsin are profound. Racism occurring within the health care field contributes to disparities. Anti-racist education was identified as a need at 2 family medicine residency programs in urban Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Methods: A 3-hour program was developed and performed 3 times over 3 years, engaging around 100 participants at 2 residency programs.
Results: Thirty-five post-program surveys were completed. Respondents indicated improvement in knowledge, attitude, and awareness of anti-racist health concepts.
Discussion: The program established a baseline from which to develop anti-racist health care providers. Presenters reflect on the importance of addressing racism as a health issue, getting to know the community served, supporting team members of Color to thrive, and for health care institutions to address racism in an intentional manner.