Medical textbooks are crucial to public health. But their illustrations default to White bodies—even though study after study shows that patients of color are often misdiagnosed. “Illustrate Change,” a project from Johnson & Johnson, the Association of Medical Illustrators, and Deloitte, is building the world’s largest collection of medical illustrations of non-White bodies. The growing library, illustrated by Nigerian medical student Chidiebere Ibe, is available at illustratechange.com.
Jina Moore Ngarambe is the Managing Editor at Harvard Public Health.