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Report Calls For State To Declare Racism A Public Health Crisis

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Monica Davalos, Fresno State and UC Merced
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Monica Davalos, Venise Curry and Whitney Pirtle

The COVID-19 pandemic has heightened awareness about the connection between race and health equity, raising the question - how might this experience change public health policy moving forward? Valley Edition Host Kathleen Schock explored the topic, and the calls to declare that racism is a public health crisis, with Dr. Venise Curry, a health advocate and board member with The Climate Center, Monica Davalos, research associate with the California Budget and Policy Center, and Whitney Pirtle, assistant professor of sociology at UC Merced.

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