White Coats for Black Lives and Resources for Supporting Meaningful Change - Oakdale ObGyn

White Coats for Black Lives and Resources for Supporting Meaningful Change

By: Oakdale ObGyn


Above: Health care workers at Maple Grove Hospital joined healthcare systems across the country for 10 minutes of silence to support #whitecoats4blacklives.

Last week we committed to taking action to be part of a solution(s) to end systemic racism that impacts the health & wellness of our patients of color and the communities we serve. On Friday, many of our team joined other health providers in a #whitecoatsforblacklives effort at Maple Grove Hospital to honor George Floyd and countless others who have been victims of racial injustice. Saturday saw a gathering of health care providers at the state capitol – the start of an effort to address the health inequities in medicine.

We see opportunity to influence change from inside our medical sphere and outside of it. It starts with education. Our providers have compiled some resources that many of our team are taking to heart. Our hope is that you might find them helpful too as we start to work toward a better tomorrow for black lives.

Educate Yourself
Start by exploring your implicit biases.

Explore Anti-racist Books, Websites, Reading Materials – Here’s a Sampling
Medium “75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice”

Books for Children

Books for Adults

Donate Time
Minnesota Doctors for Health Equity is for providers and community members.

Donate Money Locally
Help support local black-owned businesses.

GoFundMe: Minneapolis Black Owned Business Help Fund

OneCause: West Broadway Business and Area Coalition / Northside Funders Group Partnership

Join the Movement
Be part of the movement to end police brutality.

Campaign Zero (joincampaignzero.org) which works to end police brutality in America through research-proven strategies.

ColorofChange.org works to make government more responsive to racial disparities.

National Cares Mentoring Movement provides social and academic support to help black youth succeed in college and beyond.