Dept. of Clinical Health Psychology Grand Rounds: Measuring Racism Not Race: the collection of racial, ethnic and Indigenous identifiers in healthcare
Presenter: Marcia Anderson, MD
Vice-dean Indigenous health, social justice and anti-racism
Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba
Dr. Marcia Anderson is Cree-Anishinaabe and grew up in the North End of Winnipeg. Her family roots go to Peguis First Nation and Norway House Cree Nation in Manitoba. She practices both Internal Medicine and Public Health. She is Executive Director of Indigenous Academic Affairs in the Ongomiizwin Indigenous Institute of Health and Healing, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba. She serves as the Chair of the Indigenous Health Committee of the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada and the Chair of the National Consortium for Indigenous Medical Education. She was recognized for her contributions to Indigenous Peoples health with a National Aboriginal Achievement Award in March 2011. In 2018 and 2022 she was named one of the 100 most powerful women in Canada by the Women’s Executive Network. In 2021 she received the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Dr. Thomas Dignan Indigenous Health Award, and in 2022 was named the Doctors Manitoba Physician of the Year. She was also the recipient of a Community Development Award from the Mahatma Gandhi Centre of Canada and the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in Public Administration in 2022.
- Understand core concepts and rationale for the collection of racial, ethnic and Indigenous identifiers in health care.
- Discuss the risk of potential harms in the collection of racial, ethnic and Indigenous identifiers in health care.
- Brainstorm potential indicators and interventions that could be used to measure, disrupt and monitor racism in health care.
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