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
The COVID-19 pandemic shows why we must—and how we can—end racial injustice in health
Racism is a public health issue
Racism is a deadly virus, too: A public health defense of these mass protests
Racism is killing black people. It’s sickening them, too.
Protest, demand change — but, please, put on your mask
Protecting hungry children during the fight for racial justice
Social scientist David R. Williams says reducing socioeconomic disparities could help African Americans fare better when future pandemics hit.
Experts from the worlds of business and public health are discussing ways for businesses to operate safely amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Black Americans are 3.23 times more likely than whites to be killed by police.
The legacy of slavery in the U.S. has led to a wide range of health inequalities that have plagued the African American community for years, wrote Michelle Williams, dean of Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, in…
Khama Ennis, MPH ’02, is chief of emergency medicine at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Massachusetts. As a black doctor, she sees racism every day. Ennis wrote about the bias she encounters from patients in a June 11, 2020…
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