Health Equity Tourism: Reckoning with Medical Mistrust

Nkemjika Nweke, Jessica Isom, Shekinah Fashaw Walters

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In this editorial, we further discuss the effects that health equity tourism has had on Black, Native, and Latinx marginalized communities. We identify the consequences of the resulting medical mistrust within these communities as well as implications for data collection in research. Throughout, solutions are proposed that may eventually empower these communities to become actively engaged with the research and initiatives that influence their health outcomes, as well as improve the quality and quantity of data extracted from these communities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number27
JournalJournal of Medical Systems
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2022

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© 2022, The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature.


  • DEI
  • Diversity
  • Health equity
  • Health justice
  • Health literacy
  • Inclusion
  • Medical mistrust
  • Racism
  • Social justice

PubMed: MeSH publication types

  • Editorial


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