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Governments are declaring racism a health crisis. What comes next?

On Sep 2, 2020
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Milwaukee County's 2019 resolution blazed a trail for more than 80 U.S. governments in denouncing racism. Now, leaders must look internally to prioritize equitable budgeting and employee training. 

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Governments are declaring racism a health crisis. What comes next?

Governments are declaring racism a health crisis. What comes next?

Milwaukee County's 2019 resolution blazed a trail for more than 80 U.S. governments in denouncing racism. Now, leaders must look internally to prioritize equitable budgeting and employee ...

COVID-19 Killing African Americans at Shocking Rates

COVID-19 Killing African Americans at Shocking Rates

Wildly disproportionate mortality highlights need to address longstanding inequities

Officials in the largest county in Ohio say racism is a public health crisis

Officials in the largest county in Ohio say racism is a public health crisis

Racism is a public health crisis, officials in Franklin County, Ohio announced this week.

Lisa Cooper on Why the Racism Roiling America Is a Public Health Issue

Lisa Cooper on Why the Racism Roiling America Is a Public Health Issue

America, reeling from twin crises brought on by police brutality and a virus that takes disproportionate aim at people of color, must now reckon with the racism that paved the path for both.

Health Justice Is Racial Justice: A Legal Action Agenda For Health Disparities

Health Justice Is Racial Justice: A Legal Action Agenda For Health Disparities

The virus may not discriminate, but social structures do, creating shocking differences in vulnerability: More than 20 percent of DC’s reported COVID deaths have occurred in the Brents’ ...

Smart cities during COVID-19

Smart cities during COVID-19

New combinations of people, technology and data are enabling innovative approaches to the crisis caused by COVID-19. What lessons are these creating for the use of technology in smart ...

Housing segregation left Black Americans more vulnerable to Covid-19

Housing segregation left Black Americans more vulnerable to Covid-19

Racist WWII housing policy might not sound like it has much to do with the coronavirus. But it does.

Injustice by design: Confronting the embedded racism of America's cities

Injustice by design: Confronting the embedded racism of America's cities

How urban planning and policy decisions created the current racial segregation and injustice in America's cities.

Chicago COVID-19 data stresses racial disparities seen nationally

Chicago COVID-19 data stresses racial disparities seen nationally

Black individuals are contracting and dying from COVID-19 at a disproportionately high rate. Experts blame long-standing inequities and structural racism — and urge cities to mitigate the ...

Leading Harvard expert on disparities urges journalists to be a ‘tiny ripple of hope’

Leading Harvard expert on disparities urges journalists to be a ‘tiny ripple of hope’

“We are fooling ourselves by tearing down monuments, for example, if we don’t unpack and counter these powerful mechanisms of racism and structural racism that exist in the United States,” ...

Stolen Breaths

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Perspective from The New England Journal of Medicine — Stolen Breaths

COVID-19’s Unequal Toll on Communities of Color

COVID-19’s Unequal Toll on Communities of Color

Tomorrow I will have the distinct honor of participating in a panel discussion held by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, titled Black America – The Double Pandemic, where I will ...

What ‘Racism Is a Public Health Issue’ Means

What ‘Racism Is a Public Health Issue’ Means

Epidemiologist Sharrelle Barber discusses the racial inequalities that exist for COVID-19 and many other health conditions

Politics Slows Flow of US Pandemic Relief Funds to Public Health Agencies

Politics Slows Flow of US Pandemic Relief Funds to Public Health Agencies

Congress has allocated trillions of dollars to ease the coronavirus crisis. A joint KHN and AP investigation finds that many communities with big outbreaks have spent little of that federal ...

People of Color are at Greater Risk of COVID-19. Systemic Racism in the Food System Plays a Role.

People of Color are at Greater Risk of COVID-19. Systemic Racism in the Food System Plays a Role.

Food apartheid and economic inequality are among the factors leading to high rates of infections and deaths of Black and brown Americans.

Exclusive: Fresh row over public health funding

Exclusive: Fresh row over public health funding

Public health commissioners and providers are warning they may be tens of millions of pounds out of pocket, amid a fresh row over funding for a pay uplift.

Politics slows flow of US virus funds to local public health

Politics slows flow of US virus funds to local public health

As the novel coronavirus began to spread through Minneapolis this spring, Health Commissioner Gretchen Musicant tore up her budget to find funds to combat the crisis. Money for test kits. ...