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Structural Racism, High Blood Pressure, Black People’s Health All Linked, Experts Say

Structural Racism, High Blood Pressure, Black People’s Health All Linked, Experts Say

| June 2 2021

By American Heart Association News, chicago.suntimes.com "Untreated, high blood pressure can lead to disabling, potentially fatal illnesses including heart disease, stroke, dementia, kidney disease, sexual dysfunction, vision loss." (Read...

New Commission To Tackle How National Health Data Are Collected, Shared, And Used

New Commission To Tackle How National Health Data Are Collected, Shared, And Used

Articles | June 1 2021

By Alonzo Plough Gail C. Christopher, healthaffairs.org "COVID-19 has shown us once again that wealth, racism, and privilege play an outsized role in how long and how well people live. Philanthropy has long sought to address the confluence of...

The Call for Racial Healing and Justice Continues…..

The Call for Racial Healing and Justice Continues…..

Articles | May 25 2021

More than 50 years before George Floyd's death, lawmakers predicted a growing racial divide It's been a year since George Floyd's chilling last words, "I can't breathe," sent shock waves around the world. A guilty verdict came down April 20, but...

EPA Finds Black Americans Face More Health-Threatening Air Pollution

EPA Finds Black Americans Face More Health-Threatening Air Pollution

Articles | May 5 2021

By Phil McKenna, Inside Climate News "Race, not poverty, was found to be the strongest predictor of exposure to PM 2.5, a health-damaging particle created when fossil fuels are burned." (Read...

5 Ways The Model Minority Myth Is Used Against Asian Americans At Work

5 Ways The Model Minority Myth Is Used Against Asian Americans At Work

Articles | April 30 2021

By Monica Torres, Huff Post "The lie that all Asian Americans are successful has many negative career consequences." (Read...

CDC Says Racism Is a ‘Serious Threat’ to Public Health

CDC Says Racism Is a ‘Serious Threat’ to Public Health

| April 28 2021

By Mary Pflum, NBC News “Racism is operating not only with respect to Covid-19 but also with respect to infant mortality, maternal mortality, obesity,” said a past president of the American Public Health Association. (Read...

Statement by Dr. Gail C. Christopher on the Guilty Verdict in George Floyd’s Murder Trial

Statement by Dr. Gail C. Christopher on the Guilty Verdict in George Floyd’s Murder Trial

Announcements, Statement | April 21 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 21, 2021  Contact: Michael K. Frisby [email protected]/202-625-4328  Statement by Dr. Gail C. Christopher, Executive Director, National Collaborative for Health Equity  GUILTY VERDICT IN GEORGE...

America Desperately Needs a Truth and Racial Healing Commission

America Desperately Needs a Truth and Racial Healing Commission

Articles | April 21 2021

Opinion by Mitch Landrieu, CNN (Read...

Join CommuniVax’s Webinar Tomorrow on COVID-19 Vaccinations and Beyond

Join CommuniVax’s Webinar Tomorrow on COVID-19 Vaccinations and Beyond

Webinar | April 19 2021

Join CommuniVax Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 2-3:30 pm ET, for a webinar on Community-Centric Public Health Practice: COVID-19 Vaccination and Beyond. This webinar will examine the roles health departments can take in achieving health...

Anti-Asian Hate Crimes Increased by Nearly 150% In 2020, Mostly in N.Y. And L.A., New Report Says