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Black Health Primer

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Empowering learners with tools and resources to address anti-Black racism and revolutionize the Canadian healthcare system.

About the project

The Black Health Primer aims to transform medical and health professional education to improve the lives of Black communities and beyond. It was created in response to gaps in education and training on Black health and anti-Black racism in medicine and public health in Canada.​

Anchored in critical race theory, the Black Health Primer supports the “unlearning” of anti-Black racism to create responsive health care professionals who are guided by anti-racist practices. The course offers solutions to address health inequities. 

Learners from across health disciplines, professions, organizations and communities will gain knowledge in and promote dialogue on anti-Black racism and Black health by learning to identify anti-Black racism in health care and its effects on health and learning to implement racially just practices to improve the health of Black people and communities across Canada. 

 

This 1-credit-per-hour Self Learning program has been certified by the College Family Physicians of Canada for up to 6.5 Mainpro+® credits

Course Information

Delivery

Online

Asynchronous

Self-paced

Interactivity

Case studies

Multimedia content

Reflections

Quizzes

Audience

Medical and health learners, faculty, educators and practitioners 
Continued professional development at health-related institutions and organizations

Language

English

Will be available in French soon

Length

8 modules

Approximately 1 hour per module

Accreditation

This 1-credit-per-hour Self Learning program has been certified by the College Family Physicians of Canada for up to 6.5 Mainpro+® credits

Cost

$350 per person

See the FAQs for more information

Online

Asynchronous

Self-paced

Currently available in English

French version is coming soon

Delivery

Case studies

Multimedia content

Reflections

Quizzes

Interactivity

The course is suitable for all medical and health profession learners, faculty, educators, professionals, and practitioners (including administrative and other staff.)

Audience

This 1-credit-per-hour Self Learning program has been certified by the College Family Physicians of Canada for up to 6.5 Mainpro+® credits

Accreditation

8 modules

Approx. 1 hour per module

Length

$350 per person

The full price structure can be found in the FAQs

Investment

Development

The BHP was developed using rigorous research methodologies, with internal and external consultation and review from diverse Black stakeholders, including physicians, health professionals, subject matter experts, researchers, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary scholars and learners across Canada.

The Scientific Planning Committee (SPC) was formed to guide the creation of the BHP and has overseen content development, ideation, feedback, and iterative review. Members are faculty, students, BHEC Board members, and those engaged with equity issues on Black health. The SPC is also supported by a medical education specialist.

Learn more about the SPC

SPC Members

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, learners will be able to:

  1. Create an awareness about anti-Black racism and describe the historical context of racial oppression;

  2. Explain how anti-Black racism influences the social determinants of health;

  3. Describe and analyse the intersections between structural racism and other oppressive systems, to promote a thorough understanding of and awareness of racism and the oppression of Black people in Canada;

  4. Recognize and promote the role of medical learners and health care professionals as agents of change to address and eliminate anti-Black racism and oppression in their classrooms, work environments and daily lives;

  5. Analyze the ways in which anti-Black racism acts as a barrier to health equity; and

  6. Integrate anti-Black racism analyses into learners journeys and practices, to increase their capacity to work better with diverse Black people in Canada. 

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