An Uncomfortable Truth – Our Failure to Address Racism

This blog article is a re-post of an open letter to the public from Dr. Muntu Davis, who is the Health Officer and Director for Alameda County Public Health Department in California. Dr. Davis offers the kind of public health leadership we love, linking common health issues with their social determinants like racism. 

Dear Alameda County residents, partners, colleagues, and friends,

Everyone should live in conditions that support and foster living a healthy, fulfilling and productive life. These conditions include clean and safe environments, good education, good quality housing, stable employment, an income to pay for basic daily goods and services, such as food, shelter, clothes, and healthcare, among others – all of which should be free from discrimination, whether explicit or not. Read more…