Health Equity

Trying To Avoid Racist Health Care, Black Women Seek Out Black Obstetricians

Networks can be a powerful things, especially when they provide access to limited resources. Explore how the founder of online website, Black Doctors of South Florida, built a network to help black women avoid stigma while finding care.
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Trying To Avoid Racist Health Care, Black Women Seek Out Black Obstetricians

Black women are taking their health into their own hands

In this NPR article, you'll learn about:

" Hibbert says she got the idea for the website after she gave birth to her son 15 years ago. Her obstetrician at the time was white, and the suburban hospital outside Miami didn't feel welcoming to her as a Black woman pregnant with her first child. "

  • Nuanced reasons of why black people feel marginalized in their healthcare treatment

  • Tactics medical schools are using to update their circullum to address health disparities

"New training also became part of the curriculum at Florida Atlantic University's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine in Boca Raton. The medical students there are being taught to ask patients about their history and experiences in addition to their bodily health. The new questions might include: "Have you ever felt discriminated against?" or "Do you feel safe communicating your needs?" "


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