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June 22, 2020

The impact of policing on Black mental health

There are two public health crises affecting our country: COVID-19 and racism, both of which disproportionately impact Black Americans. The most recent events in the decades of police violence against Black communities are intensifying the effects of a third crisis: mental health. Due to the pandemic, there is an overall concern about mental health for...

May 26, 2020

Considerations about remote services in the COVID-19 pandemic

With social distancing measures in place, many organizations have implemented virtual and remote services to support the health and social needs of the public during the COVID-19 pandemic. More than two-thirds of service providers in Community Solutions’ COVID-19 survey reported shifting their in-person work with clients to phone or video chat. We’ve seen more expansion...

February 18, 2020

Unequal under the law: State control of social services perpetuates inequality

Black Americans have been excluded from receiving benefits many times since the United States started offering social services decades ago. Black Americans have been excluded from receiving benefits many times since the United States started offering social services decades ago. When the nation’s first federal health care program was created by the Freedman’s Bureau, Black...