Three strategies to achieve health equity: Dr. Camara Phyllis Jones

  • Value all populations and individuals equally
  • Recognize and rectify historical injustices
  • Provide resources according to need

Most of the effects of structural racism work without bias because they manifest as inaction in the face of need.

Community Relationships
  • In the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, we are working to create equity-empowered systems and relationships with communities, utilizing cultural humility and power-sharing. Read more from NICHQ about the differences between savior-designed and equity-empowered systems: NICHQ Savior-designed vs. Equity-empowered Systems
  • Each clinic has a patient-advisory council and unique relationships with community organizations based on their specific location and community needs.
Cultural Humility and Cultural Safety
Structural Competency

Structural competency is a "new medicine for the inequalities that are making us sick," from This framework acknowledges and works to address structures, systems, and stigmas that contribute to health inequities, determinants, and biases, "with the ultimate aim of developing new platforms, practices, and agendas that address health issues in the present day."

Center at the Margins

bell hooks

"Center at the margins" is a core tenet of Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center by bell hooks, illustrated and outlined on this website Center/Margin Theory (bell hooks), and further discussed as a tenet of critical race theory in this article.

Trauma-informed care

Trauma-informed care seeks to:

Health equity research

Incorporate an equity lens into your research.

Patient Experience

We strive for every patient who receives care in our clinics to feel safe, respected, valued, and heard, and to receive excellent clinical care, no matter their identity. If this was not your experience, we would like to hear about it. Please contact us.