A 38 page workbook for facilitators teaching about structural racism. The workbook contains both text that introduces basic concepts and historical documentation of structural racism and a series of small group exercises that can be used to teach the material.
The Aspen Institute, Roundtable on Community Change | A glossary of terms related to structural racism that can be useful for clarifying the meaning of words that may mean very different things to different people. Useful for promoting a clear and rigorous debate in a classroom setting.
This article draws a distinction between cultural competence and skills and tools needed to address racial and ethnic disparities in care. The health status of racial and ethnic minorities may in part be affected by cultural practices, but the authors point out that race and ethnicity are distinct concepts, and that racism, poverty, power imbalances and violence all contribute to health disparities.
Melanie Tervalon, Jann Murray-García Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, Volume 9, Number 2, May 1998, pp. 117-125 An article directed towards medical education but relevant for all health professionals. This article makes the case that attitudes and skills, rather than knowledge of specific cultural practices, needs to be the focus of education to prepare health professionals to work with diverse populations.
Christopher N. DeGannes, M.D., FACP, Kamilah Woodson-Coke, Ph.D., Tanya Bender Henderson, Ph. D., Kathy Sanders-Phillips, Ph.D. Howard University. A small group exercise with a facilitators guide to increase awareness of cultural stereotypes
Med Educ. 2012 Jan;46(1):80-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2923.2011.04101.x. Teal CR1, Gill AC, Green AR, Crandall S. A review of the conceptual framework and methods to teach health professions students about unconscious bias.
'Diversity' sounds polite and hopeful. It's how we talk when we can't talk about race, or when whites get nervous. By Ellen Berrey / Salon October 28, 2015. This journalist’s essay notes that diversity training can allow people to avoid some of the more serious and fundamental structural problems with racism in our society.
Med Educ. 2009 Mar;43(3):229-37. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2923.2008.03269.x. Seeleman C1, Suurmond J, Stronks K.
This article provides a framework for teaching cultural competence to health professionals that goes beyond more simplistic and traditional notions of understanding, and identifies the scientific and social knowledge bases, and the competencies, needed to provide quality care to a diverse population
A self-guided set of 8 modules, developed by the Unitarian Universalist Association, to help white people better understand their identity and their privileges. This is not specific to health nor to a professional audience, but the material can be adapted and is quite comprehensive.