39 health systems declare racism a public health crisis, vow to fight it
Thirty-nine health systems across the U.S. declared racism a public health crisis and committed to address healthcare disparities across the nation.
The health systems are part of the Healthcare Anchor Network, which was formed in 2016 to collectively work to improve community health. The Healthcare Anchor Network announced the declaration and pledge Sept. 27.
The 39 health systems have pledged to take several steps to address healthcare disparities and structural racism in their organizations.