Just learned that, this morning, Bronx Health REACH piloted our Provider Discussion Guide with a group of high school and college students affiliated with the AHEC program, which is focused on increasing the diversity of the medical profession. And it was a huge success! The guide, along with the CNN piece, stimulated thought-provoking conversation about racial inequities in health care and is an indication that it is possible to have productive dialogue about race if we are thoughtful and deliberate about how we do it. Apparently others are also having success with positive and productive race talk.
We’ll be piloting the Community Discussion Guide at the next meeting of Bronx Health REACH faith-based coalition. Stay tuned for a report on how that goes.