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This Hangout took place on October 15th, 2018.

The panel included:

Dr. Monica McLemore, UCSF

Fatima Hyacinthe, Black AIDS Institute

Dr. Zea Malawa, San Francisco Department of Public Health

Moderated by Yamini Oseguera-Bhatnagar

Here are some resources relating to this Hangout:


  • Articles

1) Why America?s Black Mothers and Babies Are in a Life-or-Death Crisis by Linda Villarosa

2) 6 charts showing race gaps within the American middle class by Richard V. Reeves, Dayna Bowen Matthew

3) Hiring Discrimination Against Black Americans Hasn?t Declined in 25 Years by Lincoln Quillian, Devah Pager, Arnfinn H. Midtboen, Ole Hexel

4) White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack by Peggy McIntosh

5) Why People of Color Need Spaces Without White People by Kelsey Blackwell

6) Black Aids Institute Launches Initiatives Focused On Black Women by Black AIDS Institute

7) Diversity Hiring: 6 Steps To Hiring More Diverse Candidates by Ji-A Min

8) Assessing Public Policy Issues and Political Candidates by Paul Kivel

9) What blame-the-mother stories get wrong about birth outcomes among black moms

By Monica McLemore

  • Academic papers, reports, legislation:

1) Health care experiences of pregnant, birthing and postnatal women of color at risk for preterm birth

2) Black Lives Matter: Claiming a Space for Evidence-Based Outrage in Obstetrics and Gynecology

3) Black Lives Matter: What?s PrEP Got To Do With It? Report by Black AIDS Institute.

4) Racism as a determinant of health: a protocol for conducting a systematic review and meta-analysis

5) Maternal CARE Act by Senator Kamala D. Harris [ATTACHED]

6) MOMMA Act by Representative Robin Kelly [ATTACHED]


1) The Origins of Black Poverty: Talk by Dr. Zea Malawa


  1. Unequal Treatment: Confronting Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care by Institute of Medicine
  2. How We Get Free Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective Edited by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

Racial Equity Assessments and tools:

1. Racial Equity Impact Assessment Toolkit by Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation

2. Race-Explicit Strategies for Workforce Equity in Healthcare and IT by Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation

3. Racial Equity Impact Analysis by Annie E. Casey Foundation

4. Black Women & PrEP Toolkit by Black AIDS Institute

This resource list was curated by Monica McLemore, Fatima Hyacinthe, Zea Malawa & Yamini Oseguera-Bhatnagar. References were also provided by Lamercie St. Hillaire.

Watch “Toward Health Equity: Understanding the Role of Structural Racism::