Racism is a public health crisis
The killing of George Floyd and the disproportionate impact that COVID-19 has had on people of color are only the two latest examples of how structural racism can lead to devastating outcomes. Harvard Chan School stands together and is committed to helping fight this longstanding racism. The information and resources below highlight work from members of the Harvard Chan School community aimed at addressing racism and, ultimately, at helping shape a fairer, more just, and healthier world.
A Statement from Dean Michelle A. Williams
Podcast: We’re better off with health equity
How racism chips away at health
Q&A: Turning the words ‘racism is a public health crisis’ into action
Q&A: COVID-19 pandemic highlights longstanding health inequities in U.S.
America is Failing its Black Mothers
Podcast: Discrimination in America
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The first fully in-person Orientation week at Harvard Chan School since the start of the pandemic kicked off on August 22.
The products promote the colorist idea that lighter skin colors are superior to darker ones—and may also contain dangerous ingredients such as hydroquinone and mercury, said researchers.
The Supreme Court ruling that overturned the constitutional right to abortion also supported the inaccurate claim that reproductive health care is a tool of eugenics, according to Dean Michelle Williams.
Harvard Chan School's two-year-old course on homelessness and health is one of many pieces of the School’s new pilot Initiative on Health and Homelessness (IHH), an effort aimed at advancing education, research, and practice regarding housing instability’s devastating…
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