Declarations of racism as a public health crisis are an important step to acknowledge structural racism as a determinant of health and identify steps to advance racial equity. These declarations come in many forms, including formal statements, resolutions, proclamations, executive orders, and letters.

This searchable library is being made available through the work of CARE Partners, with specific thanks to:

  • Dawn Hunter, Sara Rogers, and Haley Campbell Garcia – Network for Public Health Law
  • Crystal Lewis and Ruqaiijah Yearby – Moritz College of Law, The Ohio State University
  • Tia Taylor Williams and Lawrence Haynes – American Public Health Association

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