Video: The Intersection of Black Lives Matter and Public Health

The Center for Learning and Innovation at the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) recently published a video on “The Intersection of Black Lives Matter and Public Health.” Public health professionals have seen disparities in health outcomes along racial and ethnic lines for decades. Data point to disparities in life expectancy, rates of new HIV diagnoses, rates of viral suppression for those who are HIV positive, rates of emergency room visits due to asthma or heart disease, among others. With the Black Lives Matter movement elevating the discussion on disparities to a national dialogue, SFDPH asked public health professionals how they can use that momentum to inform their work.

View the video to learn how public health and social justice professionals from the Bay Area talk about how different sectors such as the economy, transportation, housing, and food can work together and use the national conversation on disparities to address health outcomes.

 

About Kim Rodgers

Kim Rodgers serves as a Communications Specialist at NACCHO. Her work includes promoting local health departments’ best practices, as well as partner tools and resources, in infectious disease and preparedness through NACCHO’s communications channels, storytelling, and outreach to various audiences.

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