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VMG Working to be an Anti-Racist Practice

Valley Medical Group stands against racism. We believe that racism and prejudice cause poor health and shortens lives. Valley Medical Group reaffirms its opposition to violence, hatred, and discrimination of any kind. We aspire to educate, discuss, and practice an anti-racist approach in all areas of our medical practices. We welcome feedback in support of our goal. Black Lives Matter.


Diversity and Inclusion Resources:


Implicit Bias-attitudes or stereotypes that affect our understanding, actions, and decisions in an unconscious manner

see video below:


Implicit Bias | Concepts Unwrapped

Implicit bias exists when people unconsciously hold attitudes toward others or associate stereotypes with them. For free teaching and learning resources related to this topic, visit This video is a part of Ethics Unwrapped, a free online educational video series about ethics produced by the Center for Leadership and Ethics ...

Here is another:


An Introduction to "Biased" by Jennifer L. Eberhardt - YouTube

"Implicit bias is a kind of distorting lens that's a product of both the architecture of our brains and the disparities in our society." Stanford psychology ...


Here is link to the Harvard Implicit Bias Test-It can help you explore our own unconscious bias in many different settings.


This resource has an excellent glossary of terms:


2 CONTRIBUTORS (listed alphabetically) Andrea Anderson, MD Unity Health Care FMR Washington D.C. Joedrecka S. Brown Speights, MD, FAAFP Department of Family Medicine and Rural Health


The following is a resource for LGBTQIA terms:

LGBTQIA+ Glossary of Terms for Health Care Teams

National LGBT Health Education Center; Updated February 2020 1 LGBTQIA+ Glossary of Terms for Health Care Teams Becoming familiar with terms used by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer,




Seeing White-Scene On Radio 14 part series. 

Addressing Anti-Black Racism in Medicine-Curbsiders Podcast



How to Be an Antiracist-Kendi 

Biased-Jennifer Eberhardt

Caste-Isabel Wilkerson

Moral Determinates of Health-Berwick, JAMA

How to Argue with a Racist-Adam Rutherford

White Fragility-Robin Diangelo

The Uncomfortable Practice of White Accountability:




Oprah Winfrey-YouTube interviews on racism. 

The AAFP hosted a "Town Hall-The Public Health Crisis of Racism"



Personal challenges: 

21 Day Challenge: contains access to many resources



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