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Evidence and experts to help you understand today’s public health news—and what it means for tomorrow.

Jan 20, 2021

After the murder of George Floyd, a number of jurisdictions formally declared racism a public health crisis. Dawn Hunter, deputy director of the Southeastern Region for the Network for public health law, is studying these declarations to see how cities, counties, and states actually take action to follow through. Hunter talks with Dr. Josh Sharfstein about what the declarations actually do and why they are important, and how they put in place real world solutions to combat systemic racism and create healthier communities where everyone can thrive.

KEYWORDS: health equity; racial disparity; social determinants of health