Combating Racism as a Public Health Crisis

By Breanna Reeves

Mapping Black California’s Racism as a Public Health Crisis Dashboard is a convenient tool to analyze how governing bodies and nongovernmental organizations have declared racism as a public health crisis and how they plan to address its impact. The dashboard examines the impact of racism on communities of color and analyzes how these declarations will address the systemic impacts.

Combating Racism as a Public Health Crisis, Part 2: Santa Cruz County’s Inclusive Resolution

Santa Cruz County, CA passed a resolution declaring racism a public health crisis, with actions across six of nine categories. The declaration includes education efforts, community engagement, and partnerships with organizations with a history of confronting racism. The county has also focused on addressing affordable housing, access to equitable health care, and police interactions within…