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What will you do to stop racism?

This has undoubtedly been one of the most trying times many of us have lived through. The pandemic has heightened awareness of the health inequities and racism that is so prevalent not only with infant deaths but with COVID-19 and a host of other health issues and diseases. But racism doesn't end with health care. Not by a long shot.

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Just take a look at the daily news. Each day it seems there is a new story of the injustices being faced by people of color. Ahmaud Arbery, Christian Cooper, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor. We are furious beyond words. 

On June 4, 2020, the City of Cleveland took a bold step forward and Declared Racism a Public Health Crisis. This will help us tackle the disparities that have led to poorer health outcomes for African Americans in Cleveland and create a better future for people of color throughout the region.

But right now, we must act. We cannot be silent about what has happened to Ahmaud, Christian, George, Breonna, and so many others. Openly speak out about racial injustices. Take action. If you need help or ideas for things you can do that will make a difference, please look over the list of articles and actions below and share these resources with friends, family and colleagues. We need to take action and be part of the solution. We cannot allow more senseless tragedies to occur. 

Other actions you can take:

Attend an online workshop: 

Silence and inaction perpetuate racism. Let your voice be heard. Collectively and individually, we can make a difference.

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