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Systemic Changes Must Go Beyond Just Policing. Human and Social Services Need Reform, Too.

Systemic Changes Must Go Beyond Just Policing. Human and Social Services Need Reform, Too.

Articles | July 17 2020

By Nicole P. Marwell, Jennifer E. Mosley In cities across the country, mayors and city councils are being called on by protesters to slash police budgets and use those government dollars differently. By shifting vast public spending from police...

L.A. Latino, Black Students Suffered Deep Disparities in Online Learning, Records Show

L.A. Latino, Black Students Suffered Deep Disparities in Online Learning, Records Show

| July 17 2020

By Paloma Esquivel, Howard Blume More than 50,000 Black and Latino middle and high school students in Los Angeles did not regularly participate in the school system’s main platform for virtual classrooms after campuses closed in March, a...

Reckoning with Race in Public Media

Reckoning with Race in Public Media

Articles | July 16 2020

By The Takeaway In the midst of a nationwide push for racial justice, public media is having a reckoning of its own. Across the country, journalists and staff are speaking out at public radio stations about failed attempts at diversifying...

‘All You Want Is to Be Believed’: The Impacts of Unconscious Bias in Health Care

‘All You Want Is to Be Believed’: The Impacts of Unconscious Bias in Health Care

Articles | July 15 2020

By April Dembosky In mid-March, Karla Monterroso flew home from a hiking trip in Zion National Park through the Las Vegas airport. Four days later she began to develop a bad, dry cough. Her lungs felt sticky. The fevers that persisted for the...

Join Us on the Webinar (7/30) – Ending the Triple Pandemic: Advancing Racial Equity by Promoting Health, Economic Opportunity and Criminal Justice Reform

Join Us on the Webinar (7/30) – Ending the Triple Pandemic: Advancing Racial Equity by Promoting Health, Economic Opportunity and Criminal Justice Reform

Webinar | July 14 2020

Please join National Collaborative for Health Equity, Trust for America’s Health, American Public Health Association, and the NAACP, on July 30, 2020 at 2:00 pm ET for a congressional briefing titled, Ending the Triple Pandemic: Advancing Racial...

An Island Amid Mississippi’s Covid Madness

An Island Amid Mississippi’s Covid Madness

Articles | July 13 2020

By Makani Themba JACKSON, MISS.—Before Covid-19, I would travel around the country, listening to people’s stories as we walked their block, or plotted the “beautiful next” in some center or meeting room. Now we are all in little boxes,...

Webinar: Advancing Health Equity During and Beyond COVID-19: Addressing Housing and Homelessness

Webinar: Advancing Health Equity During and Beyond COVID-19: Addressing Housing and Homelessness

Webinar | July 8 2020

Dialogue4Health Webinar Friday, 10:30AM – 12:00PM Pacific Time Presenters: Diane Yental, Sue Pechilio Polis, Gregory Miao, Bobby Watts Many Americans struggle to maintain a safe and healthy place to live. People who are housing insecure...

Bad Apples Come From Rotten Trees In Policing

Bad Apples Come From Rotten Trees In Policing

Articles | July 7 2020

By Rashawn Ray n policing, people always talk about “bad apples.” Well, bad apples come from rotten trees—law enforcement agencies imbued with structural racism. Structural changes are desperately needed in law enforcement. I think they...

Racism Is a Health Crisis. Why Aren’t We Treating It Like One?

Racism Is a Health Crisis. Why Aren’t We Treating It Like One?

Articles | July 7 2020

By Healthline (Health News) After 5 days of protests against police brutality in Columbus, Ohio, the city council organized a virtual meeting and introduced a resolution to classify racism as a public health crisis. Joining that meeting was...

Why Is COVID-19 Killing So Many Black Americans

Why Is COVID-19 Killing So Many Black Americans

Articles | July 6 2020

By Andrea Collier COVID-19 threatens the health of Americans in a way that hasn’t happened since the Spanish Flu in 1919. At this writing, it has killed half a million people around the world—a quarter of whom were Americans. The virus...