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Racism: A Public Health Crisis

On June 12, 2020, the city of Boston declared racism a public health crisis.  BPHC is committed to addressing the impact that racism has on the lives of all of our neighbors and how it impacts the overall health of our residents. 

BPHC recognizes the history and ongoing reality of racism. Racism continues to negatively impact Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. 

BPHC affirms that Black, Indigenous, and People of Color Lives Matter and denounce all forms of racism.

BPHC envisions a thriving Boston where all residents live healthy, fulfilling lives free of racism, poverty, violence, and other systems of oppression.  All residents will have equitable opportunities and resources leading to optimal health and well-being.


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