APHA supports National Day of Racial Healing, Jan. 16

Date: Jan 16 2018

Contact: Megan Lowry, 202-777-3913

Statement from Georges C. Benjamin, MD, executive director, American Public Health Association

Washington D.C., Jan. 16, 2018 – "The American Public Health Association stands today with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and hundreds of organizations in recognizing the second annual National Day of Racial Healing.

"In a time when forces seek to divide us, today we congratulate the communities that have instead chosen to respect and celebrate differences. While acknowledging the deep racial divisions that still plague our country, we know many are working hard to heal our deepest national wounds.

We cannot have a healthy nation without justice and equality. APHA and the public health community are working to create health equity now, and we thank everyone who supports our goal of shaping a healthier and more just future for our nation."


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