NPWH Statement on Racism and Free Resources
Racism is a public health issue. NPWH mourns the death of George Floyd and we stand in solidarity with those across the country calling for justice and action to change structures and policies that have enabled and permitted senseless violence to occur. Click here for a full statement from Diana Drake, Chair of the NPWH Board of Directors.
NPWH is committed to taking action against racism beyond making statements. We are working on these next steps as an organization and look forward to sharing them with the membership soon. In the meantime, we are offering some of our most relevant CE content for free in an effort to provide education in this area.
“EQUITY in the Opportunity to Survive the First Year of Life…A Dream Deferred” was presented at our 2019 Annual Conference by Arthur James, MD, FACOG. Dr. James discussed how history and past discriminatory practices have contributed to racial disparities, and presented evidence that suggests racial disparity is not natural, but man-made. He also spoke on the importance of taking a structural and social determinants approach to “undo” this disparity.
This content is available here for free until August. We hope this small gesture is helpful, and look forward to continuing our discussion.