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Racism as a public health crisis and the economics of urban hospitals
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Racism as a public health crisis and the economics of urban hospitals

On September 14th, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center announced they will cease to provide emergency and inpatient services, including emergency psychiatric services, in Cleveland. In addition to the impact this will have on the local service delivery landscape, there is also the economic consequences of the loss of 600 jobs in the city’s Center. Ironically,...

The State of Our Institutions: Why We Must Keep Talking About Racism 
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The State of Our Institutions: Why We Must Keep Talking About Racism 

“Why does everything have to be about race?”    “I’m tired of talking about race.”    “I don’t see color.”   “You’re playing the race card.”   Have you heard these phrases? Perhaps you have said these phrases.   Such sentiments, however, are not new.    James Baldwin’s interview with Paul Weiss from 1967 describes institutional outcomes Acclaimed civil rights...

Local efforts to address racism as a public health crisis in Northeast Ohio
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Local efforts to address racism as a public health crisis in Northeast Ohio

Since 2020, many municipalities across Northeast Ohio either declared racism as a public health crisis or condemned racism. According to an article from The Land, 10 towns and cities across Cuyahoga County declared racism as a public health crisis (RAPHC) and six cities passed resolutions to condemn racism. Cuyahoga County, for example, established the Citizens...

Prioritize Black and brown women when addressing maternal mortality and morbidity
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Prioritize Black and brown women when addressing maternal mortality and morbidity

The United States is one of the most dangerous places in the world to give birth. This is a frightening sentence to write as a pregnant woman. Impending childbirth and parenthood are anxiety-inducing enough (even though I’ve been through it all before), but the work that my colleagues and I have been doing over the...

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Racism as a Public Health Crisis: Mental Health Pipeline

A temper tantrum over a pair of sunglasses led to the arrest of a six-year-old. That six-year-old child with known medical issues was arrested by the school’s resource officer, placed in zip ties by another officer, put in the back of a police car, taken to a juvenile center for processing fingerprinted, had their mug...

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Racism as Public Health Crisis: Impact on Black Health Care Workers

The current COVID-19 public health crisis is affecting everyone, but is acutely impacting those working in the health care field. A Morning Consult survey polling 1,000 healthcare workers across the U.S. in January 2021 found that almost one in two workers reported that their mental health and daily life had worsened during the pandemic, close...