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‘Racism is a public health crisis’ town hall

In a united initiative to foster inclusivity and eliminate racial disparities in medical care, four hospitals spoke about how they are tackling the issue of racism within their healthcare systems. 

Black patients and white coats: Cultural sensitivities in healthcare for Haitians in Indiana

There are over 20,000 Haitians living in the state according to the Haitian Association of Indiana. A growing population means more awareness of Haitian culture is needed to understand how they approach healthcare.

Black patients and white coats: Tackling health care bias

Under the Patient Bill of Rights, people have the right to request a new doctor, nurse or caregiver. They can also get a timely response to requests from medical professionals.

Black patients & white coats: Jama’s story (part two)

When 28-year-old Jama Matthews left one hospital against medical advice to seek advice from another, she traveled to Community Hospital North, where she gave birth to her first child eight months prior.

Black patients & white coats: Jama’s story (part one)

Even though they were just trying to send her home, Matthews felt if she did not push to hear the results, she would never have known how alarming they were.
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