racism is a public health crisis

Dear Colleagues,

Like many of you, we have been profoundly moved by the events of the past week. People in communities across our country are standing up and speaking out over a legacy of racial injustice in the US. The recent tragic loss of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and other black lives has brought into sharp focus systemic inequality and violence perpetrated against people of color.

We know these same individuals are at greater risk for a myriad of health issues. We see that in our work every day. Laboratory test results confirm that communities of color have higher rates of premature …read more