New York City Health Official: Racism is a ‘Cause of Poor Health’

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From Campus Reform:

A New York City health official implored her colleagues to recognize racism as a “cause of poor health” while accepting an award from Columbia University last week.

Dr. Mary T. Bassett, New York City Commissioner of Health and Mental Hygiene and the 2016 winner of the Frank A. Calderone Prize in Public Health, called upon workers in government and academia to “explicitly and unapologetically name racism in our work to protect and promote health” in her acceptance speech.