Honoring Black History Month

Recommended Reading

Thought-provoking books can pave the way for change by inspiring understanding, compassion, and inquiry. Interested in finding out what’s on our equity reading list? In this article, NICHQ staff share the books that most impacted their understanding of inequities and what’s needed to achieve equity. 

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Register for a Webinar on Combating Racism

Register now for our Feb. 13 webinar, From Awareness to Action: Strategies for Combating Racism in Health Systems. In this webinar, you’ll learn how to use a racial equity lens to guide health improvement initiatives and effect organizational change. Register today to reserve your seat.


Portraits of African-American heroes, including Blanche Kelso Bruce, Frederick Douglass, and Hiram Rhoades Revels. 

Overcoming Unjust Systems

As a nation, we’ve developed and perpetuated unjust systems that have created an unfair playing field for people of color. Yet despite this persistent adversity, Black Americans continue to lead American cultural, scientific and technological advancements.

As we move into this new decade, NICHQ not only celebrates those accomplishments, but also pledges to promote equity, so that future accomplishments no longer require overcoming an unjust set of obstacles. Here, NICHQ CEO Scott D. Berns expands on his personal and professional commitment.

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