University of Michigan
History of Racial Inequity in Healthcare
University of Michigan

History of Racial Inequity in Healthcare

This course is part of Addressing Racial Health Inequity in Healthcare Specialization

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Minal R. Patel

Instructor: Minal R. Patel

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  • How history & the factors of lack of access & representation in healthcare parallels other sectors in the U.S. and international contexts

  • The evolution of the health insurance system in the United States and in international contexts, and its impact on racial and ethnic populations

  • Historical events, policies, economic and legal mechanisms created disproportionate disease burden within racial and ethnic groups

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There are 5 modules in this course

This week, we will structure and root our understanding of what race is and how it interacts with and affects all aspects of our society. To observe and understand inequities in the healthcare system, we must first have a basic understanding of concepts and definitions in the health equity literature, the origins of race, and how it came to be a ubiquitous part of modern society.

What's included

8 videos13 readings3 quizzes3 discussion prompts

The purpose of this week’s lessons is to understand specific events that contributed to the disproportionate disease burden seen in certain communities, and illustrate why health disparities, and in turn, healthcare disparities, exist by race.

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9 readings2 quizzes4 discussion prompts

This week, we will learn about the history of health insurance in the United States. The US health insurance system is complex and can vary based on your location, age, ability status, and for some groups, your identity. Understanding these differences helps shed light on how health insurance plays a role in health inequity and, specifically, racial health inequity.

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9 videos11 readings2 quizzes5 discussion prompts

This week, we will explore how the lack of access and representation in various sectors has had an impact on healthcare equity. By illustrating exclusion and discrimination in other sectors of society, we can better see the same parallels that are observed in healthcare and how exclusionary practices outside of healthcare contribute to health disparities and causes of inequities that will be detailed in Course 2 of this specialization.

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8 readings3 quizzes1 app item1 discussion prompt

This week, we will spend time learning about how marginalized communities came together to take care of themselves and their demonstration of resilience in the face of inequity. This not only occurred in the US but around the world with many groups.

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1 video8 readings1 quiz1 discussion prompt

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Minal R. Patel
University of Michigan
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