Designing Interventions that Address Structural Racism to Reduce Kidney Health Disparities
Substantial racial and ethnic disparities exist in health outcomes among patients with kidney disease, and structural racism is widely recognized to be a fundamental determinant. Structural racism is defined as macrolevel systems, social forces, institutions, ideologies, and processes that interact with one another to generate and perpetuate inequities among racial and ethnic minority populations. For marginalized racial and ethnic groups, this leads to greater exposure to adverse social determinants and risks (e.g., residential segregation, housing insecurity, food insecurity, inadequate health care, financial resource deprivation) that negatively affect individuals’ risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and its progression and contributes to inequitable care and outcomes across the spectrum of CKD. Interventions that dismantle or address the effects of structural racism are essential to achieve health equity for patients with kidney disease.
- Review the mechanisms by which structural racism (racism embedded within clinical, organizational, institutional, and societal practices and policies) contributes to health and health care disparities for patients along the continuum of kidney disease (CKD and CKD risk groups, dialysis care, and transplant care) and identify feasible areas for intervention.
- Identify and describe meaningful interventions to address identified areas and discuss feasible approaches and/or study designs needed to evaluate potential interventions.
February 22, 2022
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Raquel Greer, M.D.
The Scientific Consulting Group, Inc.