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Examining Racism, Discrimination and Health

 

 

Long before this week’s election results came in, organizers of the annual Latino Health Forum in Santa Rosa had selected as this year’s theme, the health impacts of racism and Discrimination.

But current events added new notes of alarm and urgency to the event.

 

 

Beyond her insights and analysis into the neurobiological “scripts” that contribute to perpetuating racial inequities, Dr. Jann Murray-Garcia says it is important for health care professionals to exercise their influence and authority to “interrupt” these longstanding social patterns, in schools and beyond.

 

 

Sonoma County Health Officer Dr. Karen Millman has been in that position for just over two years now, long enough to have a clear vision of how Sonoma County is positioned to get through the imminent changes in Washington, D.C.

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