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Op-ed: ‘Racism is a public health crisis’

Racism is killing black Americans—both by fueling police violence against them and by propelling adverse socioeconomic conditions that contribute to serious health issues, according to a June 4, 2020 op-ed in the Washington Post by Harvard T.H. Chan…

‘500 years’ worth of history’

June 4, 2020 – The death of George Floyd, an African American man who died on May 25 in Minneapolis after being restrained by a police officer who held his knee on Floyd’s neck for close to nine…

COVID-19 may lead to more maternal deaths among blacks, Latinos

Maternal mortality—the death of a woman during pregnancy or shortly after delivery—has hit racial minorities, particularly African Americans, hard for decades. Now, experts worry that the COVID-19 pandemic is making the situation worse, according to a May 14,…

America is Failing its Black Mothers

For decades, Harvard Chan alumni have shed light on high maternal mortality rates in African American women. Finally, policymakers are beginning to pay attention.