For Immediate Release
Contact: David Fouse, 202-777-2501
Washington, D.C., Jan. 17, 2017 — The American Public Health Association stands today with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and more than 130 organizations in recognizing a National Day of Racial Healing.
“We are proud to join arms with our partners and call for racial healing and commit to working to mend deep wounds across our nation,” said Georges C. Benjamin, MD, executive director of APHA. “We know that discrimination and racism can affect health through inciting violence and injury. But most often its influence is invisible, affecting many social determinants of health such as housing, education and employment.
“We are proud to partner with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in observing a National Day of Racial Healing, and we look forward to working together to raise this important issue throughout the year and create a healthier nation.”
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