COMBATING INSTITUTIONAL RACISM THROUGH MENTORING: A PUBLIC HEALTH APPROACH
The purpose of this book is to outline the historical and current practices in public health and how it has been impacted by the training and education of public health professionals. There is a pipeline problem due to systemic racism and continued marginalization of a population of students who seek to be trained in helping their community. By taking the public health approach we have identified the root cause of the problem and determined how to prevent it and will make recommendations on how to implement strategies on a larger scale. This book serves to be a resource for higher education institutions, schools and programs of public health, and any entity charged with providing opportunities for students to succeed in the public health field.