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Learning Objective

After learners have recognized their privilege, they will identify ways to center a justice framework and structural analysis as a tool to promote optimal health outcomes.

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Personal Reflection Questions

  1. What are three ways you can act at the institutional and/or individual level this week to become an agent of change?
  2. What are some barriers you envision to becoming a change agent? How do you think you might overcome those barriers?
  3. How will you encourage your peers and colleagues to also become change agents?


Community-informed models of perinatal and reproductive health services provision: a justice-centered paradigm toward equity among Black birthing communities

Yo, is this racist?

Black Women Birthing Justice

Blueprint for Sexual and Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice

Freedom School for Intersectional Medicine and Health Justice

Black Mamas Matter

How do I … respond when I see racial abuse in public?

Medical Legal Partnership

White Coats for Black Lives

Beyond Flexner

Social Medicine Consortium

Pod Save the People

The Body is Not An Apology

The New Jim Crow

Disability Visibility Project

Everyday Feminism


Bronfenbrenner’s Social Ecological Model

  • Bronfenbrenner, Urie (1989). “Ecological systems theory”. In Vasta, Ross (ed.). Annals of Child Development: Vol. 6. London, UK: Jessica Kingsley Publishers. pp. 187–249.