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More Equitable Health Systems? Empower Frontline Health Workers

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Though the United States and the world have been galvanized to action by visceral images of acute police brutality, we know that systemic racism can be far more subtle, insidious, and deep-seated. Racism within health care is no exception.

For years, this has been evident through reduced life expectancy and increased maternal and infant mortality among people of color, but it comes into sharper focus during pandemics — from HIV/AIDS to COVID-19 — as inhospitable health services, skewed or missing data, economic vulnerability, and other social determinants of health compound into a crisis of injustice and inequity.

Read the complete article on Devex.