NCCHC has formed an ad hoc Committee on Systemic Racism in Correctional Health Care with the goals of identifying how racism toward black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) manifests in our work environments and its many negative impacts, as well as identifying ways to chip away at racism and improve our
patients’ well-being. Our work will involve gathering data and developing communication and educational strategies. To better direct our activities, we are hosting an open forum to invite input from the field.
• Discuss causes of systemic racism in correctional health care
• Describe how it impact systems and individuals, incarcerated and not
• Explore ways to reduce racism in our work settings