At the University of Washington School of Nursing, anti-racism is our starting point in order to effectively address all forms of discrimination. Our mission is to promote the science and practice of nursing by generating knowledge and educating future leaders to address health for all. To achieve this, we must adopt principles and practices that promote and promote the fight against racism, diversity, equity and inclusion. To get started, there are a few things we can do to support the school's mission.
Most importantly, we must address these issues with cultural humility and take responsibility for our own actions. Cultural humility is a mindset and process that allows us to be open to the identities of others through respectful inquiry and empathy. Additionally, grant managers from organizations that have received federal funding say they spend more time on onerous compliance activities than on supporting program results. The historic momentum of national conversations about the roots and current impacts of racism in the United States presents an incredible opportunity for prevention scientists to review how common theories, measurement tools, methodologies, and interventions can be radically rethought, redesigned, and reconstructed to dismantle racism and promote equitable health for minority communities. This will help Prevention Science to review and refine research practices and policies that are embedded in science and institutions that have sometimes enshrined the power, values and structures that prevent social justice and health equity for populations receiving prevention programs. In order to ensure continuous improvement and adaptation of anti-racism programs in St.
Louis, MO, it is important to consider the multiple measures of racism as a multifaceted determinant of health. This involves disparities in behavioral risk factors, environmental exposures, and the quality of and access to medical care and preventive intervention programs. Therefore, programs that focus on improving individual resilience can provide black communities with a life raft in the midst of toxic waters and help them cope with oppression. The programs also support local-led efforts to combat all types of racial and ethnic hatred and violence and to facilitate access to justice for victims of racism. This will help us more fully capture what matters in terms of how, when and for whom prevention programs are developed. To ensure continuous improvement and adaptation of anti-racism programs in St.
Louis, MO, it is important to keep up with the momentum of national conversations about the roots and current impacts of racism in the United States. We must review how common theories, measurement tools, methodologies, and interventions can be radically rethought, redesigned, and reconstructed to dismantle systemic and structural racism and promote equitable health for minority communities. Finally, it is essential that we pressure prevention scientists to engage in these conversations about racism in order to create equitable health outcomes for all. This will help us create a more just society where everyone has access to quality healthcare.