Research and data clearly show that structural racism and the experience of day-to-day racism result in significant and compounding negative health impacts for people of color.


The National Academy of Medicine is highlighting statements from various NAM, Institute of Medicine (IOM), and National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine reports that support the conclusion that institutional bias and structural racism have affected the health of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) in the United States. 

Scroll through the statements below, or click to expand and see the reports the statements are from. 

For more information on the work the National Academy of Medicine is doing to promote health equity, please visit the Culture of Health Program page. 

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