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Board of Health declares racism a public health crisis

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The New York City Board of Health passed a resolution declaring racism a public health crisis (Oct. 2021).

 

By Shayler Richmond

 

“To build a healthier New York City, we must confront racism as a public health crisis,” said Health Commissioner Dr. Dave A. Chokshi. 

 

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