National Public Health Week - Racism: A Public Health Crisis

Today is the first day of National Public Health Week and it is dedicated to recognizing Racism as a public health crisis in the U.S. Many people of color and minorities have suffered from inequities as a result of racism that is deeply embedded in our system

This week April 4 - 10 is National Public Health Week. Today the first day is dedicated to recognizing Racism as a public health crisis in the U.S. Many people of color and minorities have suffered from inequities as a result of racism that is deeply embedded in our system. These inequalities in healthcare, income, housing, education, and more, lead to increased sickness among those groups that are discriminated against. They lack access to care and face a higher risk of premature death. Public health addresses health disparities and racism as main causes of poorer health in communities of color. Racism affects society as whole; studies have proven that addressing racism and eliminating disparities helps improve national wealth and education levels.

Visit the NPHW website to learn more about Racism impact and explore the highlight of each day of the week.

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Posted: March 29, 2022