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Healthcare Equity Book Club: Welcome

Information about the Henry Ford Health Healthcare Equity Book Club

Healthcare Equity Book Club

Join the Henry Ford Health  - Healthcare Equity Book Club!  A book related to culture or equity is selected each quarter. Discussions are both online and in person, and are moderated by our Henry Ford Health - Healthcare Equity Team.


How to Join the Discussion:

You must be a Goodreads member to join the Book Club. Goodreads is a free site that hosts reading groups, lets you create lists of the books you've read and those you want to read. It's a great site to locate reading suggestions, too.

  • Once at the Goodreads site, create a free account. Once you are a member and you have made the choices necessary to set up your home page, select "Groups" under the Community drop down link and search for "Healthcare Equity Book Club".
  • Click "Join Group" and ask permission to join the group. A group administrator will get an email from Goodreads and will approve your membership.
  • You will be notified of the books selected for upcoming discussions and meeting information via email.
  • You must be an employee or affiliated with Henry Ford Health to join the group.

Meeting Information

Next Healthcare Equity Book Club: Thursday, July 20, 2023 from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm - This is a virtual meeting.

This will be a virtual book club meeting.


Please contact Amanda Kelly at for the Webex Information.  Amanda will forward the Webex connection information to you.


July Book Club Selections


Book Club selections may be checked out from the Sladen Library.  Email us at or give us a call at 313-916-2550 and we can assist you with availability and delivery.

Book Selections for the July 20, 2023 Book Club Meeting

Scarlet A

Although Roe v. Wade identified abortion as a constitutional right over 40 years ago, it bears stigma - a proverbial scarlet A- in the United States. Millions participate in or benefit from an abortion, but few want to reveal that they have done so. Approximately one in five pregnancies in theUS ends in abortion. Why is something so common, which has been legal so long, still a source of shame and secrecy? Why is it so regularly debated by politicians, and so seldom divulged from friend to friend, or loved one to loved one? This book explores the personal stigma that prevents many fromsharing their abortion experiences with friends and family in private conversation, and the structural stigma that keeps it that way. 

Call the Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times

“At the age of 22, Jennifer Worth left her comfortable home to move into a convent and become a midwife in postwar London’s East End slums. The colorful characters she met while delivering babies all over London - from the plucky, warm-hearted nuns with whom she lived to the woman with 24 children who couldn't speak English to the prostitutes and dockers of the city’s seedier side - illuminate a fascinating time in history.” The basis of the PBS drama series.