NMA president: Greater effort needed to end systemic racism in health care

NMA president: Greater effort needed to end systemic racism in health care

In the nearly 1 year since George Floyd, a Black man, lost his life while in the custody of a white police officer, there has been a nationwide awakening that racism is a public health crisis and a social determinant of health.Local, county and state governments and the CDC have declared racism a public health threat. Employers have developed anti-racism plans. Members of Congress have introduced legislation to allow the CDC to specifically study racism’s impact on health.Though I firmly believe these and other entities will start looking at health care with a sharper eye towardsRead More

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