Coleman Recommended Resources
Coleman Associates loves seeking out resources, stumbling upon thought-provoking videos and learning from others both inside and outside the healthcare industry. We’d love to share our favorites with you.
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Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder
Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder. In this biography, Kidder tells the story of infectious disease specialist Paul Farmer, MD who takes his strong mind and his passionate determination to dramatically improve public health to Haiti. His inspiring ability to think in unconventional ways to reach patients is a fantastic story to re-ignite your passion to care for all patients.
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese. It’s easy to see why this story that has nothing and everything to do with medicine has won its way into the hearts of so many readers. It’s a beautiful story that connects you on a new level to the practice of medicine.
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman. This is a must-read for anyone entering public health and desiring a full exposure to the challenges of health care when cultures (and languages) do not easily align. The story of a Hmong patient and her American doctors tells a story to help bridge the culture gaps.
Stamped from Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi
This book is an incredibly comprehensive history of the construct of race and racism. It traces the history of racist and anti-racist ideas from their origin and how they impact thought and policy today. This is a must-read.
How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
How to be an Anti-Racist is a compelling guide for those concerned about racism in the United States but are unsure about what to do about it. Kendi provides an engaging look, not only at the roots of racism but how we can dismantle it.
White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo
Robin DiAngelo is a diversity and inclusion trainer who kept finding that sensitivity to discussions around race and racism from her white participants would stop the conversation. This book explores why conversations about race are so difficult for white people and how to combat it to be a better ally to people of color.
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
Michelle Alexander examines how the US seamlessly transitioned from the age of Jim Crow to the age of Mass Incarceration. This is an unvarnished look at the systematic disenfranchisement of African-American males.
Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men by Caroline Criado-Perez
This book looks at how women and other minority groups are globally disenfranchised and missed because of “default male” thinking and unassuming aggregate datasets. Get ready to have your mind blown with real life examples of these groups being forgotten in data and public policy.