Making Anti-Racism A Core Value In Academic Medicine
Racism, and not race, is a social determinant of health, as leadership from the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Health Sciences Colleges recently declared. Acknowledging this is a foundation for structural and systemic change. Indeed, academic medical centers and health care organizations not acting to eliminate racism are perpetuating its proliferation. Within and outside our walls, we must build a culture of health that empowers populations that have historically been made vulnerable and uproots the manifestations of racism that appear in health care.