Declaring Racism, a Public Health Crisis Summary Report

One of the greatest barriers to achieving health equity is the historical and contemporary relationship between racism and health. Declaring Racism a Public Health Crisis offers a clear path to intentionally acknowledging and addressing disparities and inequities in our state.

In 2020, Health Equity Solutions began a petition demanding an intentional anti-racist focus in policymaking in the state of Connecticut. To date, 22 towns/ cities, the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, and the state of Connecticut have passed resolutions.

Now that the state has declared racism a public health crisis and many towns have moved to pushing for action steps, HES is sharing this summary of progress and challenges in towns that made declarations.

Health Equity Solutions recognizes this is long-term work, and we thank our partners, allies, and friends who are willing to make the change needed to advance health equity and stand against racism.

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