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Experts: Tackling Poverty and Racism as Public Health Crises Requires Rapid Action

Demanding racial equity Mobilizing anchor institutions

LATE LAST MONTH, THE Healthcare Anchor Network, a coalition of more than three dozen health systems in 45 states and Washington, D.C., released a public statement declaring: “It is undeniable: Racism is a public health crisis.” In the wake of the killing of George Floyd in May, many states, cities and counties across the United States issued similar declarations, according to the American Public Health Association.

While it is becoming clear that ZIP code may matter more to longevity than genetic code, some public health experts have been sounding the alarm for decades. 

Read the full article at U.S. News & World Report 

Publication date: 2020-10-01
Publisher: U.S. News and World Report
Publication URL: Experts: Tackling Poverty and Racism as Public Health Crises Requires Rapid Action

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