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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
Submit a comment to support strong limits on added sugars and no sugary drinks for toddlers in the scientific report tha…Healthy Food
Racism is a public health crisis. Decades of racism-infused social, economic, and political systems have led to inequita…Increasing Civic Engagement, Overcoming Harmful Biases
55,564 people—including members of Salud America!—submitted public comments to help shape the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelin…Healthy Food, Water
Some kids witness domestic violence or murder. Some see loved ones hurt in accidents. These kids still have to go to cla…Trauma & ACES
The EPA wants to roll back water protections — again. In 2015, the Obama-era administration enacted the Coal Ash Rule, w…Chemical & Toxic Exposure, Water
Medical and health experts agree that being active outside is crucial to maintaining physical and mental health—as long…Transportation & Mobility