Declarations

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

Are we missing a declaration? Have questions for the research team? Please contact us at careconnect@herenow.org.

Whatcom County Health Department – Washington – 11/24/2020
Date of Declaration: November 24, 2020
Whatcom County – Washington – 11/24/2020
Date of Declaration: November 24, 2020
Shrewsbury Bd. of Health – Massachusetts – 11/20/2020
Date of Declaration: November 20, 2020
North Carolina Healthcare Association – North Carolina – 11/18/2020
Date of Declaration: November 18, 2020
Sacramento County – California – 11/17/2020
Date of Declaration: November 17, 2020
Contra Costa County – California – 11/10/2020
Date of Declaration: November 10, 2020
Manatee County – Florida – 11/10/2020
Date of Declaration: November 10, 2020
Stratford – Connecticut – 11/09/2020
Date of Declaration: November 9, 2020
Clark County – Nevada – 11/03/2020
Date of Declaration: November 3, 2020
Old Saybrook – Connecticut – 10/27/2020
Date of Declaration: October 27, 2020
Boulder County and Boulder County Board of Health – Colorado – 10/20/2020
Date of Declaration: October 20, 2020
Jefferson County Bd. of Health – Washington – 10/15/2020
Date of Declaration: October 15, 2020
Mono County – California – 10/13/2020
Date of Declaration: October 13, 2020
Westport – Connecticut – 10/07/2020
Date of Declaration: October 7, 2020
Wheeling – West Virginia – 10/06/2020
Date of Declaration: October 6, 2020