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Doctors have implicit, subconscious preferences for white patients over those of color, studies show. This is implicit bias. These biases — stereotypes that affect our understanding and decisions about others beyond our conscious control — lead to discrimination and health disparities. Fortunately, implicit bias can be “rewired” for compassion for patients of color. Download the ...
People who live in multifamily housing share air with their neighbors ─ including secondhand smoke. Secondhand smoke contains over 70 cancer-causing chemicals, and has killed over 2.5 million people. The dangers are especially serious in multifamily housing, where secondhand smoke can travel through doorways, halls, windows, ventilation systems, electrical outlets, and gaps around fixtures. Download ...
Many people think they harbor no bias toward other people. Or they believe they know their biases and don’t act on them. But everyone has implicit bias. Implicit biases are stereotypes that affect our actions and decisions about others, beyond our conscious control. Fortunately, these biases also can be “rewired” toward more compassion for others. ...
Racism is a public health crisis. Decades of racism-infused social, economic, and political systems have led to inequitable communities. These areas face higher burdens of stress, disease, and premature death. Now, amid U.S. protests for racial/ethnic and social justice, city leaders are creating resolutions that declare racism a public health crisis and commit to action. ...
Some kids witness domestic violence or murder. Some see loved ones hurt in accidents. These kids still have to go to class or carry on while school is out for summer or due to a pandemic. They face a burden of stress and trauma that can interfere with their behavior and grades—and schools often aren’t even ...
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Ideas for Action
Hispanic Heritage Month is here! This annual U.S. observance, from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, celebrates the histories, cultur…Embracing Immigrants, Overcoming Harmful Biases
Doctors have implicit, subconscious preferences for white patients over those of color, studies show. This is implicit b…Clinical Trials, Overcoming Harmful Biases
People who live in multifamily housing share air with their neighbors ─ including secondhand smoke. Secondhand smoke con…Air Quality, Chemical & Toxic Exposure, Quit Smoking
More than 25,000 public comments were submitted to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) on proposed changes to the…Transportation & Mobility
Over 530 members of Salud America! endorsed our public comment to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in their Reque…Overcoming Harmful Biases
Tell Federal Highway Administration (FHWA): Overhaul Transportation Engineering Standards to Integrate Public Health
What we engineer and build impacts public health, safety, and welfare. However, transportation engineering prioritizes c…Transportation & Mobility