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Jun 1, 2020

NCCHC, Supporting Organizations Speak Up Against Racism

For over 40 years, NCCHC has been guided by more than 30 supporting organizations representing leaders in the fields of health, mental health, law, and corrections. Today, we stand in solidarity with those organizations that are speaking out against the systemic racism and injustice that plagues our society and we call for equality. We support our black colleagues and constituents; doctors, nurses, and mental health professionals; and the disproportionate number of black men, women, and youth whom those correctional health professionals serve.

In the words of Georges Benjamin, MD, executive director of NCCHC supporting organization the American Public Health Association, racism is an ongoing public health crisis that needs our attention now. It is a core social determinant of health that contributes to health disparities and has far-reaching effects on health – physical, mental, and emotional.

NCCHC condemns racism and supports efforts to eradicate it and its harmful effects from society.

Supporting Organizations’ Statements

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
AACAP Condemns Racism and Calls for End to Police Violence

American Academy of Family Physicians
AAFP Condemns All Forms of Racism

American Academy of PAs
AAPA Supports the Black Community and Pledges to Combat Racism

American Academy of Pediatrics
American Academy of Pediatrics Condemns Racism, Offers Advice for Families for How to Talk to Their Children

American Association of Nurse Practitioners
Racism Is a Public Health Issue in Need of Decisive Action

American Bar Association
ABA President Judy Perry Martinez statement Re: Events in Minneapolis, elsewhere and equal justice

American College of Emergency Physicians
ACEP Statement on Structural Racism and Public Health

American College of Healthcare Executives
A Message From Our CEO: The Events of This Week

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Our Commitment to Changing the Culture of Medicine and Eliminating Racial Disparities in Women’s Health Outcomes

American College of Physicians
Internists “Gravely Concerned” About Discrimination and Violence by Public Authorities and Others

American Counseling Association
ACA Statement on Undue Police Violence

American Dental Association
The Power to Heal Our Communities

American Health Information Management Association
A More Just Society Through Healthcare Data

American Jail Association
We Must Confront Inequities, Work to Change Behaviors

American Medical Association
Police brutality must stop

American Nurses Association
ANA President Condemns Racism, Brutality and Senseless Violence Against Black Communities

American Osteopathic Association
AOA Statement Denouncing Racism and Inequality

American Pharmacists Association
The Biggest Challenge of Our Lives

American Psychiatric Association
APA Condemns Racism in All Forms, Calls for End to Racial Inequalities in U.S.

American Psychological Association
‘We Are Living in a Racism Pandemic,’ Says APA President

American Public Health Association
Racism is an ongoing public health crisis that needs our attention now

American Society of Addiction Medicine
ASAM’s Commitment to Addressing Racial Justice and Health Disparities

National Association of Social Workers
NASW condemns yet another incident of lethal police force against an African American

National Medical Association
NMA Calls for Comprehensive Reform in Response to Police Use of Excessive Force

National Sheriffs’ Association
Incoming NSA Sheriff David Mahoney Makes Statement on George Floyd Death

Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine
Statement about Recent Victims of Systemic Racism in Law Enforcement

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