The “Health Equity Corner” highlights health equity activities that you can try in order to empower yourself to become a more effective player in the quest for racial equity and justice. Here you will find suggestions from a variety of sources to become a racial equity Champion. Rotating entries include readings, activities, podcasts, videos, observations and quizzes, and other ways to form and deepen community connections.

WATCH & READ: A Poem for my White Friends: “I Didn’t Tell You.”

Ever wonder what a day in the life of a person of color is like?
It may be hard to hear both from a black perspective and white perspective, but it’s real.
Many of the issues addressed in her poem, I have experienced firsthand. It’s not easy to be looked at as a “person of color” and have all kinds of negative opinions placed on you, as soon as you step foot in the door. To constantly have to prove yourself, over and over again. This poem is worth 7 minutes of your time to simply try and understand another person’s reality.