Echoing voices: racism, violence and black population’s health

Raquel Rodrigues da Silva Barbosa Cristiane Souza da Silva Arthur Alves Pereira Sousa About the authors

Abstract:

This article is an experience report about the implementation of a project called “ECOS: consciousness, color and health”, carried out in a Basic Health Unit in the western region of the Federal District, which aimed to dialogue with health professionals and qualify the actions beside the black population that accesses the SUS. Initially, a debate about the implications of violence for health and the correlation between racism and violence is carried out. Then, the importance of addressing this theme in Primary Care is discussed. Data on the health inequalities caused by racism and the importance of addressing this issue in the process of training health professionals are retrieved, emphasizing the centrality of the National Policy of Integral Health of the Black Population. Finally, the experience obtained with the project is reported, understanding that it was inserted in an important process of breaking the cycles of racial violence.

Keywords:
Racism; Violence; Health

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