WMJ March Issue: The Impact of Race and Racism on Health

The March 2021 issue of the Wisconsin Medical Journal (WMJ) focuses on the impact of race and racism on the health of Wisconsinites. From the WMJ:

This special issue of the WMJ focusing on how the health of the people in Wisconsin is affected by race and racism was born as a response to the high-profile racial incidents and subsequent protests in the spring and summer of 2020. The editorial staff, with the support of the WMJ Publishing Board and its member institutions, chose to highlight stark racial health disparities among populations in Wisconsin and provide a forum for scholars in Wisconsin to share their work. The issue features original research, editorial content and artwork from more than 60 Wisconsin health professionals, researchers, learners, artists and community members.

The issue features Deputy Director Katie Gillespie’s study on prenatal racial discrimination and its effects on prenatal care satisfaction. Read Dr. Gillespie’s article here. Read the full issue here.