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Declaring racism to be a public health crisis or emergency offers a clear path to intentionally acknowledging and addressing disparities and inequities. Making a public declaration that racism is a public health crisis is the first step in intentionally embedding health equity in policymaking and can lead to authorizing data analysis, policy analysis to prevent unintentional injustices, and implementation of policies and actions to dismantle and course-correct problematic systems. Health Equity Solutions (HES) calls on our leaders in the cities and towns throughout Connecticut to declare racism a public health crisis/emergency.
Today, July 6 at 7 PM, the New Haven Board of Alders is holding a meeting and has placed on the agenda a resolution declaring racism as a public health crisis in the City of New Haven with unanimous consent! Here’s how to join the meeting:
A petition calling for policymakers at all levels to intentionally embed racial equity in their decision making is available here. Please join us by signing.
This New Haven Board of Alders meeting can pave a path to local governments in Connecticut intentionally acknowledging and addressing disparities and inequities. If we can be of further assistance, please do not hesitate to reach out.