Transforming health care for everyone inspired, Building Bridges by MassAFP. This initiative helps you confront health disparities to improve the health of all people. You’ll find education and resources to advocate for health equity, promote workforce diversity, and collaborate with other disciplines and organizations to advance health equity.
Recent events have exposed two separate but related global public health crises of systemic racism. The COVID-19 pandemic in its devastation has shown a spotlight on underlying racial health disparities, as black people continue to suffer the most severe complications of this disease, and this burden reflects the inequities in socioeconomics as well as health care itself. Simultaneously, several episodes of police brutality against blacks have also brought into focus the issue of systemic racism in law enforcement.