Racism as a Public Health Crisis: Three Responses

January 27, 2021

Our nation’s public health system has protected communities from diseases, pandemics, and natural disasters for centuries. However, how can our public health system respond to a health crisis that is more insidious and yet less tangible than any disease or natural disaster our country has ever experienced? Racism is an underlying or root cause of health inequities and leads to unfair outcomes between racial and ethnic groups.

Visit our story to see how Minneapolis, Milwaukee County, and Nevada have taken steps to address racism as as root cause of health inequities.