WHAT IS DIVERSITY?
Defining diversity is more complex than many realize. For a discussion of diversity, please check out this link.
RACISM, SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS, AND HEALTH
Racism has deep implications for health. Click here to learn more about discrimination and racism, its intersection with socioeconomic status (SES), and its implications for health.
ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY ON HEALTH DISPARITIES
This pdf contains a discussion of relevant terms and concepts followed by key references.
MENTORING OF EARLY CAREER MINORITIES
Early career researchers from underrepresented groups face a host of unique challenges ranging from lack of local relatable role models to tokenism. Effective mentoring can help the individual to develop their potential as a researcher and contribute to the diversification of the research community. This symposium from the 2013 APA Convention featured 6 speakers who discussed the topic from the national level, to best practices, to the experience of the mentees.
PRESENTATIONS (.PPT FORMAT)
- Diversity Programs – Dr. Lula Beatty
- Example of a Mentoring Program – Drs. John Elder and Greg Talavera
- A Mentee’s Experience – Dr. Daniel Lopez-Cevallos
- A Mentee’s Experience – Dr. John Ruiz
This symposium was organized to help you:
- Review current knowledge on the importance of early career mentoring of under-represented groups as well as national efforts to improve such mentoring.
- Gain familiarity with various models and approaches to mentoring researchers from under-represented backgrounds as well as gain an appreciation for the challenges and benefits of being mentored.
- APA’s Committee on Socioeconomic Status – Health Page
- MacArthur Foundation
- National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
- The Biology of Disadvantage: Socioeconomic Status and Health
Special issue of the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences (2010)
- Reaching for a Healthier Life: Socioeconomic Status and Health in the U.S.(PDF)
Publication from the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Socioeconomic Status and Health
- A New Way to Talk About Social Determinants of Health
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
- Final Report of the Commission on Social Determinants of Health: “Closing the gap in a generation: Health equity through action on social determinants of health”, An Executive Summary.
- Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick? (Documentary)
This four-part series investigates mixes contemporary science and data with personal stories to create an engaging and informative documentary detailing the nuances of racial/ethnic and socioeconomic differences in health and well-being.