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The link between systemic racism and health inequities is undeniable.
Health inequities among people of color arise from systemic racism, which has been and continues to be enforced by historic and present-day policies, laws, and practices at the local, state, and national levels.
For example, past and present land use and transportation decisions perpetuate residential and school segregation which concentrates racial disadvantage and limits access to opportunity to stay healthy and thrive.
Thus, local jurisdictions across the country are recognizing and addressing systemic racism through formal resolutions declaring racism a public health crisis.
Through these resolutions, jurisdictions are committing to action to address underlying beliefs that fuel racism, transform policies and practices, promote racial healing, and advance health equity.
Join #SaludTues on December 7, 2021, at 1:00 PM EST to tweet about addressing systemic racism and improving health equity through resolutions declaring racism a public health crisis.
- WHAT: #SaludTuesTweetchat: “Racism is a Public Health Crisis”
- DATE: Tuesday, December 7, 2021
- TIME: 1:00-2:00 p.m. EST (Noon-1:00 p.m. CST)
- WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues
- HOST: @SaludAmerica
- CO-HOSTS: The Praxis Project (@Praxis_Project), Network for Public Health Law (@networkforphl), Public Health Law Center (@PHealthLawCtr), ChangeLab Solutions (@ChangeLabWorks), Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (@ASTHO), Berkeley Media Studies Group (@BMSG), American Public Health Association (@APHA)
We’ll open the floor to historical facts, data, and your stories and experiences as we explore:
- Examples of formal resolutions declaring racism a public health crisis; and
- Examples of strong commitments to address systemic racism in resolutions declaring racism a public health crisis; and
- Tools and resources to support local leaders in issuing resolutions declaring racism a public health crisis.
Be sure to use the hashtag #SaludTues to follow the conversation on Twitter and share your strategies, stories, and resources that improve housing and health for Latino and all people.
Click here to learn about the Salud America! #SaludTues tweetchats, see upcoming and past tweetchats, and see how you can get involved.