Denver Health joins 38 Health Systems in declaring that racism is a public health crisis
Denver Health, along with health institutions that employ over a half-million employees across 45 states and Washington, DC, is committing to take action to address the impact of structural racism in the community. The Healthcare Anchor Network, a national collaboration of leading health care systems, has published the “Racism is a Public Health Crisis” statement which 39 health systems have signed.
“At Denver Health, we continue to fulfill our mission to provide high-quality clinical care for all, but we know the wellbeing of the people in our community is also dependent on social determinants of health such as access to housing, education, employment and the overall economic conditions where we live and work,” said Robin D. Wittenstein, CEO of Denver Health. “While we have been working to improve these conditions for our entire 160 year history, we are taking our efforts to the next level along with other health care institutions around the country.”