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CDC Director Declares Racism A 'Serious Public Health Threat'

The CDC launched a new initiative to tackle racism in healthcare, calling on the nation to do better.
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CDC Director Declares Racism A 'Serious Public Health Threat'

The CDC launched a new initiative to tackle racism in healthcare, calling on the nation to do better.

In this NPR article, you'll learn about:
  • CDC Director's, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, review on the impact of COVID-19 on communities of colors

  • The CDC Director's statement on racism in healthcare:

" Racism is not just the discrimination against one group based on the color of their skin or their race or ethnicity, but the structural barriers that impact racial and ethnic groups differently to influence where a person lives, where they work, where their children play, and where they worship and gather in community. These social determinants of health have life-long negative effects on the mental and physical health of individuals in communities of color."

  • The recent launch of the CDC resource called Racism and Health


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