Racism Is a Public Health Crisis, Say Cities and Counties

June 15, 2020


In Congress, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, an Ohio Democrat, introduced a resolution to declare racism a public health emergency. He said in a news briefing that greater investment in public health and a better understanding of racial health disparities would help reduce the racist health gap.

The American Medical Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Emergency Physicians also have declared institutional racism an urgent public

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