SYSTEMIC RACISM AND BIAS IN REHABILITATION
The Editorial Board of the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation recognizes the detrimental impact of systemic racism and bias in health care broadly and in rehabilitation, specifically. In keeping with our mission, the Editors welcome original research addressing the consequences of systemic racism on individuals with disabilities. Suitable study designs include observational studies, as well as clinical trials and qualitative research. Special Communications that shed light on the themes of diversity, equity and inclusion are also welcome. The Editorial Board encourages collaboration with authors who are underrepresented minorities and may be experts in the broader issues of health equity.
Authors may submit papers at any time and accepted papers will be posted online soon after acceptance. Papers may be grouped into print issues, but the journal will prioritize speed to publication.
The following websites provide background and definitions on commonly used terms related to this topic:
- A guide to structural racism and health equity language
- Understanding racial terms and differences
- Defining racial equity
- Racial justice definitions
- GARE resource guide