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  • Writer's pictureJuliette G. Blount

Health Equity Warrior Resource... Questions ???

Last week, President Trump and the Office of Management and Budget released an Executive Order that includes a long list of concepts that are now disallowed in anti-racism and anti-sexism training. Any training that contributes to an individual "feel(ing) discomfort, guilt, anguish, or any other form of psychological distress on account of his or her race or sex", is one of the restrictions. Whether a novice or advanced Health Equity Warrior, we know that unpacking race is uncomfortable. We also know that without discomfort, there is no growth.

  • WHO do you think this order is designed to protect?

  • WHAT do you think about this Executive Order?

  • WHEN do Black & Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC), women, and other marginalized populations experience discomfort, anguish, and psychological distress as a result of their race or gender identity?

  • WHERE will this order have the greatest impact on healthcare?

  • WHY do you think that this order was released at this time?

  • HOW do you think this order will impact healthcare providers, the patient experience, health disparities?

For those who are struggling with feelings of discomfort, guilt, anguish, or psychological distress as they do their equity work, I highly recommend the Brené Brown podcast "Unlocking Us" episode on Shame and Accountability.

I would love to hear your thoughts! Email me:


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