Storying and Story Care: Building a Model to Transform Self and System to Eliminate Racism and Achieve SDGs Addressing Health, Equity, Peace, and Justice

Project: Internal Grant

Project Details


Racism in healthcare kills and traumatizes, and directly contravenes the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals “to free the human race from the tyranny of poverty and want and to heal and secure our planet.” This project will formalize a promising intervention to eliminate racism in healthcare. An African-American nurse-leader at Gillette Children’s Specialty developed the “storying” intervention that yielded positive outcomes among diverse providers-patients. Practice-based evidence suggests this translates into “story care” which facilitates a more authentic connection with patients and their lived experiences, including racism in healthcare. This takes critical steps forward toward achieving SDG#3, #5, #10, and #16 and sets a foundation for future piloting and scaling of the “story care” model.
Effective start/end date8/1/218/31/22

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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