Practices that show potential to achieve desirable public health outcomes in a specific real-life setting and produce early results that are consistent with the objectives of the activities and thus indicate effectiveness.

Racism and Health: Evidence and Needed Research

Williams, D. R., Lawrence, J. A., Davis, B. A.

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This article provides an overview of the evidence linking the primary domains of racism — structural racism, cultural racism, and individual-level discrimination — to mental and physical health outcomes. For each mechanism, the authors describe key findings and identify priorities for future research. The authors also discuss evidence for interventions to reduce racism and describe research needed to advance knowledge in this area.

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Advancing Racial Equity

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