An antiracist health equity agenda that names racism as a public health crisis has emerged in the aftermath of racialized health inequities resulting from COVID-19 and a national reckoning over the deaths of unarmed Black victims at the hands of police — both of which catalyzed increased public awareness of racial health disparities and equity issues.
A new journal article in the Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, written by Thalia González and ChangeLab Solutions managing director Alexis Etow and senior policy analyst Cesar De La Vega, argues that health outcomes tied to the education system — and specifically to policing and discipline practices within education — must be included as part of the antiracist health equity agenda.
The article, An Antiracist Health Equity Agenda for Education, names three key action areas for achieving this aim: (1) research, (2) policy and advocacy, and (3) teaching and training.
Broadly speaking, the article seeks to inspire cross-disciplinary collaborations that can help generate new evidence on the relationship between educational policies and differential health outcomes.
Relatedly, Thalia González will be presenting on March 30 at a symposium entitled Health Law and Anti-Racism: Reckoning and Response. Learn more and register.