Race to Justice

Years of racist policies and unjust practices among institutions, including many City institutions, have led to worse health outcomes in communities of color than in White communities. The NYC Department of Health launched the Race to Justice internal reform effort to help our staff learn what they can do to better address racial health gaps and improve health outcomes for all New Yorkers.

As part of this effort, the Department of Health is:

  • Educating and training our staff in how racism and other systems of oppression can affect health care.
  • Studying how racism has impacted our past work and creating new policies to lessen that impact.
  • Collaborating with local communities to search for more ways to counter systemic injustices.

To learn more about specific Race to Justice activities in your community and how you can help the City better address racial health gaps, email racetojustice@health.nyc.gov.

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