As our nation continues to come to terms with its longstanding and systemic struggles with racism and health inequity, we’ve been heartened to see the bright spots in our communities, as individuals, community organizations and leaders come together to condemn racism and hate. (The Patriot Ledger: Quincy residents to rally in support of Asian community amid rising reports of racism, hate crimes)

As a mission-minded and patient-guided health care organization that exists solely to ensure inclusive, unfettered and comprehensive health care and services for all, Manet applauds Centers for Disease Controls and Prevention (CDC) Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky for her statement acknowledging racism as a serious public health threat.

To learn more about the impacts of racism on health equity, please see the CDC’s new web portal Racism and Health.