Dismantling Structural Racism Course

This course, designed by Gold Course Directors Ruth S. Shim, MD, MPH, and Karinn Glover, MD, MPH, in collaboration with the NextGenU.org team and sponsored by the Gold Foundation, provides an introductory exploration of the key concepts related to health equity, including structural racism, health inequities, and social determinants of health.

Participants will develop a practice of self-reflection and learn how structurally racist policies have adversely impacted health. They will also identify strategies to begin dismantling these policies in healthcare organizations and develop an action plan to implement these strategies.

This course emphasizes practical applications and solutions and provides participants with the knowledge and resources to make a positive impact and promote health equity in their own communities and beyond.

It is ideal for healthcare executives and may also be useful to healthcare professionals, policymakers, community leaders, and health professional students who are passionate about advancing health equity and dismantling structural racism.

Access the course on the NextGenU platform.

Educators in the health professions may also be interested in exploring ShareTools.org:

ShareTools is a free resource to support health professions educators seeking to integrate humanities-based, anti-racism education for their learners. This resource leverages the power of the health humanities as a pedagogical tool, providing a comprehensive facilitator’s guide, detailed instructions for implementing curricular modules, an image library, and a collection of relevant music. Modules cover a variety of topics relevant to reflection, conversation, and action around racism, and draw upon a number of disciplines, including art, literature, anthropology, and the history of medicine.