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Modern Healthcare - 2021-05-03

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Center for Antiracism Research for Health Equity

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LED BY Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota and the University of Minnesota School of Public Health IN CHARGE Rachel Hardeman, associate professor and Blue Cross Endowed Professor of Health and Racial Equity at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health WHAT IT ENTAILS Developing education and training on structural racism and health inequities to prepare public health leaders ■ Fostering authentic community engagement to address the root causes of racial health inequities and driving action Changing the narrative about race and racism to one that does not hold up whiteness as the ideal standard for human beings ■ To serve as a trusted resource on issues related to racism and health equity. Most critically when it comes to long-term change, the center intends to be a leader in anti-racist health research HOW MUCH ALLOCATED $5 million philanthropic gift from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota ANNUAL OPERATING BUDGET OF LEAD ORGANIZATION $128 million in 2020, BCBS of Minnesota NUMBER OF ENROLLEES 2.9 million for BCBS of Minnesota

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