Systemic Racism: The FOUNDATION of America.

Why is racism such a big deal? If the history of America and the current state of America is not enough proof to convince you that racism is the foundation of America or if you are a numbers person and want quantitative proof. This is the post for you. We are going to briefly review […]

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Racism is a Public Health Crisis

The previous post touched on the definition of racism, and the different types of racism in the previous post. Now I want to shift the focus to Racism as a Public Health issue. Racism has been in America since the founding of this country.

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Let’s Talk Racism

To begin, let’s define racism. Racism as defined by the Ontario Human Rights Commission is,

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Police Brutality is a Public Health Issue

Before I dive in, I want to say I am disgusted, heartbroken and livid with what I have been seeing. Rest in Power George Floyd. 🙏🏽 Police brutality is a public health issue, and the American Public Health Association has acknowledged it as such.

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Social Determinants of Health x COVID-19

How do social determinants of health come into play when discussing the pandemic? To say that it has caused chaos is an understatement – we all know that our lives have changed dramatically. From leisure trips to the mall to post-work happy hours, most of our daily “luxuries” have been cancelled.

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Social Determinants of Health 101

Let’s talk about a really important foundational concept, that is only touched once or twice in medical school but is the basis of public health – Social Determinants of Health.

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A Kritical Look – The Beginning

A Kritical Look is more than a “medfluencer” blog. It is the perspective of medicine, beyond medicine. It is about advocacy, mentorship, social justice, breaking barriers, and an honest, blunt perspective of your not-so-average medical student.

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